College Decision

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  1. Jake Morris

    Jake Morris Supporting Member

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    I am a senior in high school, and have heard back from all the schools I applied to; all acceptances. I applied to William Paterson, SUNY Purchase, Berklee College of Music, and University of Miami. I want to study music engineering, as well as performance, or at least still be able to play a fair amount. Only thing is, I did not get into the audio engineering program at Miami, but got into my second choice, a performance major. Any one have any suggestions/ have any knowledge of these programs?
  2. ChuckCorbisiero

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    Just my impression of the schools you mentioned.
    In terms of cost SUNY Purchase is a great deal. It is very reasonably priced. But you're an out of state tuition person. I still think it's a good value. Close to home....well, kind of. The faculty is outstanding. They have a studio production degree. The second link down.

    http://www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Faculty/music-jazzstudies.aspx

    http://www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/Music/StudioProduction/default.aspx

    Paterson. You will be in state tuition and it's a public university. Will be very reasonably priced. Other than that I don't know anything about it.

    Univ. of Miami is great but it will cost a fortune. The faculty is outstanding. Maybe you could weasel your way into the engineering program at a later date after you get in. Lots of distraction at Miami though. Hard to describe.

    Berklee. I don't know enough about it.
  3. d00dr

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    SUNY Fredonia also has a killer sound engineering program. I studied Music Business/Music Performance there. Great school, nice little town...
  4. groooooove

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    don't underestimate community college.

    especially near a big city, where music-realted jobs are even more competitive, you get awesome teachers who are just starting out their careers. the two best music teachers i've ever known were at the community college i attended- and neither of them are still there, they've moved on to higher-priced and more recognized universities since then.

    that being said, i know a lot of people who went to purchase and i know it's a good school, and i seem to recall them having a really good jazz performance program, if that means anything to you.
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  6. Jake Morris

    Jake Morris Supporting Member

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    Decided on Paterson. Great program for jazz studies and audio engineering. Killin faculty too. And it's near nyc, which is important.
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  7. ChuckCorbisiero

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    Near N.Y.C. .........very important. Good job figuring that out. Excellent!
  8. Jake Morris

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    Thanks. They really care about their students and line them up with internships and such in the city, which not many other programs can do.
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  9. ChuckCorbisiero

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    Exciting bro. Enjoy it. This is good. Savor it.

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