Re: Let's Talk About College


Subject: Re: Let's Talk About College
From: James Phelps (jimphelps_niucms@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Sep 30 2005 - 15:57:38 EDT


Morgan,

You are welcome to peruse our site to read-up on our
contract degree program (BGS or BA) in Computer Music
and New Media Technology. The Site is hardly
impressive - in serious need of rejuvenation - gotta
find a student to do that. :>)

http://www.annexgroup.org/

Feel free to ask any questions if you have any and ...
the best of luck to ya!

-Jim Phelps

--- Morgan Sutherland <skiptracer@gmail.com> wrote:

> It's a little early, but soon it's going to be time
> for me to start
> looking at colleges. Here's what I want in a
> college:
>
> I live in Massachusetts. This means that anywhere
> not in New England
> is a plane ride away pretty much. This adds a few
> thousand dollars to
> the tuition price. I'm not rich. Let's essentially
> disregard this for
> the moment however. California for all extensive
> purposes is not going
> to be out of the question. The U.K. however, is.
>
> Fields of study. The short unspecific answer:
> Computer music.
> I'm not sure exactly what field of study I want to
> enter, but I know
> what I don't want.
> I don't want to be a music major. Music theory isn't
> a passion for me.
> I'm afraid of it.
> I get the feeling that doing something along the
> lines of
> Computer-science major/Music minor or vice versa
> wouldn't be what I'm
> into. I'd be into the combination of it.
> What does an electroacoustics major entail? Is that
> essentially a
> "computer music" degree?
> Clarifcation in this area would be appreciated.
>
> What I want to do:
> Make music throughout my whole life. Hopefully make
> money from it.
> Design software/hardware for the creation of music.
> I'm very
> interested in interfaces. My mind could change of
> course completely,
> but this is where I want to aim. That general area.
>
> Combining computer science and music, but not as
> mutually exclusive
> entities, that's where I want to go.
>
> My grades are good. B+/A-. My GPA is currently a
> 3.65. It should go up
> to a 3.7 this year. I've been getting better grades
> than in the past.
> My PSAT scores have been good (haven't taken SATs
> yet). They've been
> very good: A's.
> My grades have fluctuated a lot however. There are a
> few C's and an F in there.
>
> I would like to go somewhere with research
> opportunities. Because of
> this, many of the top universities are interesting,
> but I'm not sure
> I'll make the cut.
>
> What I've been interested in so far:
>
> Concordia in Montreal www.concordia.ca
> Art Institute of Chicago
>
http://www.artic.edu/saic/programs/depts/undergrad/sound.html
> MIT (Mass Institute of Technology) www.mit.edu
> Columbia University in New York
> http://music.columbia.edu/cmc/
> Stanford University http://ccrma.stanford.edu/
> CalArts (CREATE program)
> http://shoko.calarts.edu/ms_info/compnm_info.html
> University of Washington (DX Arts)
> http://www.washington.edu/dxarts/
> University of Santa Barbara (Create with Curtis
> Roads)
>
http://www.create.ucsb.edu/create/createWeb/about/news.php
>
> Add to my list!
>
> I'd also looove to attend MIT (Media Lab) or
> Dartmouth
> (electroacoustics) for their graduate programs.
>
> Recommendations? Comments? Questions?
>
>

                
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