Re: Let's Talk About College


Subject: Re: Let's Talk About College
From: Larry Austin (larryaustin@grandecom.net)
Date: Fri Sep 30 2005 - 17:04:26 EDT


Dear Morgan Sutherland:

First...Illinois is not spelled with an "e" at the end...unless you
meant that as a crude insult to the state.

Second...say "Thank you for your response."

Third...respect your elders, especially well-intentioned ones.

Fourth...drop the arrogant attitude.

Some grandfatherly advice...

Larry Austin

Morgan Sutherland wrote:

> 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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