Re: Let's Talk About College


Subject: Re: Let's Talk About College
From: Morgan Sutherland (skiptracer@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Sep 30 2005 - 19:41:24 EDT


Definitely psychoacoustics. Acoustics I'm not so much into. I like the
psychological aspects of music... perception, interface...

On 9/30/05, miriam clinton (iriXx) <iriXx@irixx.org> wrote:
> acoustics / psychoacoustics?
>
> Morgan Sutherland 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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