[PD] OT: Computer music grad school

Chuckk Hubbard badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Sun Sep 10 11:17:05 CEST 2006

Hi again.
I'm making my way through this list.  I see some schools that seem to
be geared more towards engineering and programming than music, to the
point of requiring experience or degrees in them.  I am very
interested in those things, and I have an aptitude for them, but I'm
wondering how open they are to people with undergrad degrees in music.
Ironically, I'm disappointed with how the music education system works
(like how it teaches without an understanding of its own subject), and
I'm not very interested in pursuing a master's in composition.
Is it likely I'll be prepared for one of these programs with an
undergrad in music?

My other concern is paying for school in California, but I take it I'm
on my own for that.


On 7/17/06, Miller Puckette <mpuckett at imusic1.ucsd.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I teach at one of these, so I won't presume to give an unbiased comparison,
> but the Really Good Places that do both music and computer music research
> would include:
> UCSD, UCB, UCSC, McGill, MIT Media Lab, Stanford, Princeton, NYU, Columbia,
> Carnegie-Mellon and, as of lately, Harvard.
> My apologies to any I've left out unjustly; lists like this are never complete.
> cheers
> Miller
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 05:48:15PM -0400, David Merrill wrote:
> > p.s. a follow-up on my recent reply - you can also do a PhD at CCRMA, if
> > you want to go deeper and have more time to spend...
> > http://ccrma.stanford.edu/info/phd-info.html
> >
> > Chuckk Hubbard wrote:
> > >Hi.
> > >I am entering senior year as a composition major, at Univ Arts in
> > >Philly.  I'm interested in going to grad school for computer music,
> > >and I want a little more of a challenge.  I like freedom to pursue
> > >lots of things, but at my current school that has meant pursuing
> > >things the faculty can't really help me with.
> > >Ideally, I want a good mix of computer and musical studies.  I am
> > >interested in learning all I can about computers, but I don't want to
> > >abandon "traditional" things like melody and themes.  I've tried to
> > >learn C in the past, but I can't justify spending lots of time on it
> > >while studying here.  It's mostly live performances, and mostly jazz,
> > >here.
> > >
> > >I've checked out some stuff about UCSD, and their including of music
> > >cognition as an actual field of study is great, it's my other favorite
> > >subject.  Not so big on algorithmic composition, but I'd be curious.
> > >Does anyone have any recommendations for other places I should check
> > >out?  I'm willing to relocate, considering I would probably have to.
> > >
> > >Thanks.
> > >-Chuckk
> > >
> >
> >
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> >
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