Re: Let's Talk About College


Subject: Re: Let's Talk About College
From: Morgan Sutherland (skiptracer@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Sep 30 2005 - 16:16:24 EDT


Good websites are essential. Judging by your website, I would
completely rule out your program. And I really don't want to end up in
Illinoise... unless it's Chicago.

On 9/30/05, James Phelps <jimphelps_niucms@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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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