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#1
Im Gonna Go To Berklee In Boston!!!
i did all the research and with student loans and scholarships and bursaries and all that junk i think i have a shot at the whopping $50,000 estimate per year

my bass teacher talked me into it
its known as the best modern music collage in the world

when Moses brought down the plagues upon Egypt one of them involved Behringer amps


Dont be so humble, your not that great....
Last edited by Narcotics at Sep 8, 2009,
#3
Julliard's better

/random asshole comment
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#5
Congratulations!

Where you go isn't going to be lifechanging, but what you do once you get there can be.

And spelling counts; even at music shcool.
#6
im pretty excited
did u kno michael manring went there?

when Moses brought down the plagues upon Egypt one of them involved Behringer amps


Dont be so humble, your not that great....
#7
That is pretty cool, but why is it a life changing decision? And so I don't look like such an ass from my first post, all his first post said was "I'm going to Berklee in Boston".
#8
Quote by Narcotics
im pretty excited
did u kno michael manring went there?

Along with John Mayer and a tonne of other pro muso's.
Congrats man, I'm thinking of going for an audition to get into JMC Academy in Melbourne to study popular music and performance, but I'm not sure if I should have a full on year or practicing and refinement before I give it a shot.
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#9
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Along with John Mayer and a tonne of other pro muso's.
Congrats man, I'm thinking of going for an audition to get into JMC Academy in Melbourne to study popular music and performance, but I'm not sure if I should have a full on year or practicing and refinement before I give it a shot.

Haha i might see you there. Although i'm going to finish my VCE before that.
#10
Petrucci and Vai also went, as did most, if not all of Dream Theater
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#11
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That is pretty cool, but why is it a life changing decision? And so I don't look like such an ass from my first post, all his first post said was "I'm going to Berklee in Boston".


its life changing because iv never been a good student i always struggled with school and people always said if i apply myself to school like i do to music it would be no problem

so i have to change it all up and be a good student at an amazing school
which iv never done

no smokin weed/ practice day in and day out/ do the homework/ study/ behave in general

all things iv never really done in school haha

when Moses brought down the plagues upon Egypt one of them involved Behringer amps


Dont be so humble, your not that great....
#12
RCC, muthaz.

community college is br00tuhlz!!!

seriously Narc, good job. good job
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#13
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im pretty excited
did u kno michael manring went there?



many of the greatest musicians/bands of all time when there man.
#14
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Petrucci and Vai also went, as did most, if not all of Dream Theater


Portnoy, Petrucci and Myung did. But they dropped out because DT was pwn.

Congrats man, wish i could go.
#16
this really should be a blog
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#17
Ahh congrats man, I remember the time when you just started and were a regular on here. And now, look at you, all grown up, going to college, makes me so damn proud!

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#18
congratulations, i had a friend who went there for bass. loved it.
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#19
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Along with John Mayer and a tonne of other pro muso's.
Congrats man, I'm thinking of going for an audition to get into JMC Academy in Melbourne to study popular music and performance, but I'm not sure if I should have a full on year or practicing and refinement before I give it a shot.

I got into JMC this year in Brisbane, looks like a really good place. And if i were you id go in and audition now. Your chances are quite good if your applying for bass, because they need all the bass players they can get. Good Luck
#20
slaptasticdave just started there, so you may want to PM him for more info. Also Stuart Hamm was a student at Berklee as well and has taught classes there on occasion.

While the audition and acceptance process is not as difficult as Julliard, its a tough audition nonetheless. Good luck!
#21
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RCC, muthaz.

community college is br00tuhlz!!!

seriously Narc, good job. good job


Hey, I'm going to community college!

Of course playing in the worship band at Campus Christian Fellowship will be the first time I've been in a band for a year.

How I miss playing with other people...
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#23
Take off the rosy glasses, and consider how much in debt do you expect to be if you carry through graduation? You're too young to realize but try to think it through really hard because gradually any financial burden over $20,000 gets tougher to hoist when you're forced to pay rent, car payments + gas + insurance, food, utilities, girlfriend, etc. I see now some of my friends didn't think and now they struggle or will be in a gigantic hole even before mortgage and family and always one slip away from moving back to parents' basement or worse - this is stressful. Don't wake up an amateur one day too late, because it doesn't matter who famous went to your school, they're they and you're you and don't let your sense get clouded. Of course, if you've got the dough then go nuts.
#24
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Have you actually had the interview and audition?

Additionally, what major? Bass Performance?


yea bass performance
like this is jsut something i just got glooed in my head and i know there is ways of getting the money
my techer has set up interviews for people to go there before and says i easily have the chops


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Take off the rosy glasses, and consider how much in debt do you expect to be if you carry through graduation? You're too young to realize but try to think it through really hard because gradually any financial burden over $20,000 gets tougher to hoist when you're forced to pay rent, car payments + gas + insurance, food, utilities, girlfriend, etc. I see now some of my friends didn't think and now they struggle or will be in a gigantic hole even before mortgage and family and always one slip away from moving back to parents' basement or worse - this is stressful. Don't wake up an amateur one day too late, because it doesn't matter who famous went to your school, they're they and you're you and don't let your sense get clouded. Of course, if you've got the dough then go nuts.



yea... money has never been easy for my family
at least not in amounts like that
and thats per year

but ya iv thought about all that and rialize the chance but if i go there im not going to drop out... music comes easy to me in all forms

and i figure once i graduate i will have the credentials to make enough money to pay it all off

i go there i can get any music job anywhere i want pretty much

i might not get there for a year or two
i still have to finish my gr 12 (for the 3rd time)
im totally ready for everything that comes with this school and all the work and dedication it takes... and ill be even more ready when it cmes time for boston

when Moses brought down the plagues upon Egypt one of them involved Behringer amps


Dont be so humble, your not that great....
Last edited by Narcotics at Sep 8, 2009,
#25
Credentials dont get you as far as knowing the right people in the right places, But good luck with it.
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#26
thats what i mean
my bass teacher is a really well connected guy

when Moses brought down the plagues upon Egypt one of them involved Behringer amps


Dont be so humble, your not that great....
#27
Oh ok then i thought you ment like having what ever degree in whatever.
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#28
Quote by KingStill
Take off the rosy glasses, and consider how much in debt do you expect to be if you carry through graduation? You're too young to realize but try to think it through really hard because gradually any financial burden over $20,000 gets tougher to hoist when you're forced to pay rent, car payments + gas + insurance, food, utilities, girlfriend, etc. I see now some of my friends didn't think and now they struggle or will be in a gigantic hole even before mortgage and family and always one slip away from moving back to parents' basement or worse - this is stressful. Don't wake up an amateur one day too late, because it doesn't matter who famous went to your school, they're they and you're you and don't let your sense get clouded. Of course, if you've got the dough then go nuts.


Take off the grey glasses and consider how far ahead a college/university education puts you against someone who only has a high school diploma. Yes, I'm gonna be in about $60,000 of debt when I finish my university education but it's probably the smartest thing to do right now.

Students get access to grants, low interest loans, scholarships and bursaries etc while out in the "real world" theres unemployment (which is highest in the 18-24 age group) which will lead to either more strain on our parents or signing onto benefits. Even if you can find a job you'll hit a glass ceiling without a college/university education in a few years with a below £20k a year job.

Don't get me wrong, getting into debt isn't a good thing to do, but if you do it in a controlled way (ie approved overdrafts, student loans and *not* on credit cards) then you'll be fine. Living at university is probably one of the best ways to learn good financial management.

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#29
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Living at university is probably one of the best ways to learn good financial management.


...You were joking, right? Well, it made me giggle.

Studying Mechanical Engineering up at Robert Gordon's in Aberdeen in the early 90's - before the advent of the dreaded student loan - I made about £350 a month from my job, my grant was about £3.5k for the year. Adjusted to today, that's the equivalent of about £16k p.a. I was permanently skint, and not alone in that.
Late 90's, doing Mechatronic Eng, I did it with the loans/credit card route. And I'm still feeling the pain today. As are many of my friends. Student Loans Company? Faustian Pact! Shylock Inc.!
The best bit is, due to some odd circumstances, neither study has got me a shining career in engineering. I don't regret it either, 'cos I enjoyed the pursuit of learning, and stretching my intellect. Made some friends, had some good times.
The long and short is; unless your parents are loaded, and are prepared to pay for the whole thing, you'll be landed with big debts. If it's something you want to do, and believe in, it'll be worthwhile.
Just don't imagine that it's where you'll learn how to be sensible: a sensible student isn't doing it right.

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Quote by jonnomainman
Take off the grey glasses and consider how far ahead a college/university education puts you against someone who only has a high school diploma.
This also far from universally true. There's a steady stream of graduates doing call centre jobs for £6/7 p.h. Have been for years. My £1500 investment in my HGV C+E license bags me £8+ p.h. Tradesmen - joiners, sparkies, etc., are on considerably more. So who's getting ahead? Yep, the guys who left school at 16, without much in the way of certificates.

BTW...TS, go for it. Berklee? I'd chew my right hand off for the chance...
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#30
yes im probably going to be getting loans and living in the collage and possible working in the collage

when Moses brought down the plagues upon Egypt one of them involved Behringer amps


Dont be so humble, your not that great....
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yes im probably going to be getting loans and living in the collage and possible working in the collage


are you sure you should be going to Berklee if you can't even spell college?


in any case, I really hope this doesn't just turn into a pipe dream for you. It has for some...


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#33
Not rain on your parade, but Berklee isn't a very good choice for colleges. It has a huge drop out rate by sophomore year, I think it is like 60%. Most people who go there have the same I can do it attitude you do. Only >1% actually drop out because their band is going some where. Also job opportunities aren't that great for a graduating bass major. Just my 2 cents worth, anyways good luck. My bass teacher even taught some famous people, even after they graduated from Berklee, such as Victor Bailey.
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#34
congrats man, Berklee is the ****.

And, as an added bonus, you're gonna get to live amongst us massholes! What more could you possibly ask for?
#36
Dude, this is an awesome opportunity, one that I think most of us drool at haha. College life is pretty sweet, despite the debt. Happy for you, and best of luck to ya man!
#37
im from scotland so i get my courses paid by the govt, but still i need my student loan for other things im doing an HND in CAD i just watch my cash make sure im budgeted to suit what is happening and i seem to do fine.

Its just a matter of doing things if its something you dont "NEED" to do dont do it, you save even more money in the short and long if you get what i mean.

I mean in gonna have a fair whack to pay back when i finish in 2011 or 2012 if i decide to go the degree route.But money management is critical at college or uni or you just end up in one hell of a rut.Also the economy's still not to great so a job to keep your ass on the line might be hard to come by.Even doing a normal job for a year to build up a little lump sum could be an option to consider aswell.
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#38
Really, go for it. But make sure to strive for more balance. That's what will keep you going all the way through to graduation, and that's what will get you through paying off the student loans whether you get to play for a living right away or not.

You need to be able to express yourself, both speaking and in writing-spelling counts! Even one spelling error can totally rob your credibility, and in a cuthroat world like the music industry, that can be the difference between getting your break or not.

Also, you have to stay fit so you can stay awake in class and concentrate on your homework.

Good luck.
#40
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Aah, I love living in a country with free education


That's cool xFilth. Apparantly the quality of the education is so low that y'all can't figure out that you pay much more in higher tax rates than you would have spent on your own education (and other "benefits")
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