Re: Let's Talk About College


Subject: Re: Let's Talk About College
From: Morgan Sutherland (skiptracer@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Sep 30 2005 - 18:56:38 EDT


Can anybody comment on how the french langage plays into universities
like McGill and Concordia? Luckily I've taken French in school so I
know the basics. I'm just wondering if there are classes in French or
if living in Quebec or Montreal is difficult without French. Though, I
know the basics and fluency would come quickly enough if need(ed?) be.

On 9/30/05, Morgan Sutherland <skiptracer@gmail.com> wrote:
> Excelent, thanks. I might actually end up in Chicago (i have relatives
> there) to visit at some point during this year. Perhaps I'll be seeing
> you, or at least the school, sometime soon.
>
> On 9/30/05, Ivan Elezovic <elezovic@uiuc.edu> wrote:
> > Dear Morgan Sutherland:
> >
> > As being a part of this list for quite a while, it was pleasure for me
> > to read the comments of the people that I admire. However, I am the one
> > who is presently studying at the University of Illinois, not in Chicago
> > but rather in Urbana-Champaign. Since next month I suppose to defend my
> > doctoral dissertation, I would like to let you know that I had a great
> > time studying with the people such as Scott Wyatt and previously as a
> > part of my master degree at McGill University with Zack Settel and
> > Alcides Lanza.
> > I would never give myself a certain permission to judge any school in
> > North America based on where the school is located. I would always make
> > a choice based on what the specific school can offer to me and what is
> > the quality of the program that I am interested in. They teach us here,
> > among the other things, to stay away from generalizations, and to
> > always show a specific respect for colleagues, other schools and
> > especially for composers that are already in our music books. Some of
> > them are already present in this mailing list. These are perhaps much
> > more valuable things than any lesson from computer music, composition,
> > etc...
> > Before you make such a comments regarding University of Illinois and
> > any other school, please visit our experimental music studios web-site
> > at:
> >
> > http://ems.music.uiuc.edu/
> >
> > and you will soon discover that the people such as John Cage, Herbert
> > Brun, and Lejaren Hiller among the others, established and worked in
> > our studios. Historically, our studios are one of the first studios in
> > western hemisphere.
> > If you ever travel through Illinois, stop by our university and I can
> > offer you my hospitality with pleasure. I think that you will be
> > impressed with our "mini" museum before entering to some of the studios
> > where the original photographs of all famous composers who worked here
> > are posted.
> > I think for the beginning, that this could be one of the strong reason
> > why somebody would decide to come to study computer music not in
> > Chicago but rather in Urbana-Champaign.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Ivan Elezovic
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sep 30, 2005, at 3:16 PM, 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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> > >>
> > >
> >
> >
>



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