#1
i would like to persue a carreer in music, and i am a junior in highschool now.
what are some good music academy's/universities/colleges i should look into after i graduate?
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berklee. then drop out and start dream theater
but humber here in canada is amazing for jazz. but berkley forsure
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Berkley, Julliard. I hear U-Mass Lowell has a great recording program.
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Musician's Institute in Cali, in addition to Berklee. MI is a lot more open to modern teaching methods. They're both expensive as fudge though (I buy $50 000 worth of fudge every year).

That tuition is based on int'l student fees though, I think.
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Musician's Institute in Cali, in addition to Berklee. MI is a lot more open to modern teaching methods. They're both expensive as fudge though (I buy $50 000 worth of fudge every year).

That tuition is based on int'l student fees though, I think.


This guy speaks wisdom. MI is in Hollywood, so you have everything a musician needs.
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This is about as vague as saying "I like math. Good colleges?"

There's money to be considered, location, what exactly you're looking for musically, etc.
#9
School will only hinder you..Just go play guitar for 12 hours a day for a couple years and you'll be good.
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This guy speaks wisdom. MI is in Hollywood, so you have everything a musician needs.


i actually want to go there too, i also am a junior in high school, and i live around L.A. so its not to far for me.
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School will only hinder you..Just go play guitar for 12 hours a day for a couple years and you'll be good.


God forbid a musician gets educated on music.
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School will only hinder you..Just go play guitar for 12 hours a day for a couple years and you'll be good.

Believe it or not, having knowledge of Music Theory is helpful.
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my friend is actally atending MI right now,ill ask him hows it like. And my bud roger is going to berklee next fall,he already got accepted at his audition. I have info on the audition if u want. Im going to try to get into Juilliard in 2 years after i go to PCC for a couple years. They have a 7% acceptance rate,and the school itself only has around 400 students.This is according to 2006 btw. Berklee has an acceptance of 33%.

MI is pretty easy to get into if you know what your doing and have money.

But jus letting you know,the purpose of these schools is to leave u with a wide list of contacts etc for when u graduate. So you know people in the industry,etc. Cuz theres no guarantee your going to get a job in the music biz after your graduate.
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I'm assuming you want to study contemporary music. Just some advice, learn how to read sheet music at least passably.
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berklee. then drop out and start dream theater

I hope you're kidding. I hate idiots like this.

Anyways, there's lots of music programs in universities as well as conservatories. Everyone here suggests Berklee but they don't know what they're talking about and they're just spouting off names they've heard before. Research by yourself, with your parents, and with your counselors.

Notable music schools:
Cleveland Institute of Music
Oberlin College
New England Conservatory
Peabody
Berklee
Northern Texas University
Florida International University
Indiana University
Juliard

I personally attend Berklee but it's not the only choice of school and it's not necessarily the best school for whatever specific major you're aiming for. Again, do your own research.

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But jus letting you know,the purpose of these schools is to leave u with a wide list of contacts etc for when u graduate. So you know people in the industry,etc. Cuz theres no guarantee your going to get a job in the music biz after your graduate.
The only part you're right about is that there's no guarantee in career after college. But the purpose of these schools is to prepare you with knowledge and skills, not to hook you up with notable connections.

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xiaoxi: thanks for correcting me. I thought the knowledge and skills part was a given and didn't include it. But you do gain a nice amount of contacts while attending. Like other musicians, people aspiring to start companys and studios,etc. But i guess that's a given also,right?
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Musicians Institute is amazing. My uncle went there and said it was the greatest experience of his life.
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xiaoxi: thanks for correcting me. I thought the knowledge and skills part was a given and didn't include it. But you do gain a nice amount of contacts while attending. Like other musicians, people aspiring to start companys and studios,etc. But i guess that's a given also,right?

They don't provide you direct contacts. You can bring it upon yourself to take advantage of school resources and opportunities, but they're not going to give you a book with a list of record labels or anything like that.

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Yeah I meant other students attending.

...but that's a given for anywhere and anything...

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Yeah but more so in a music school,get me?

Not really. Just about every field has the same system and advantage of networking. Music is no different.

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I was talking specifically about the music industry,seeing as how hes interested in going to a music school.
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I was talking specifically about the music industry,seeing as how hes interested in going to a music school.

You're not being consistent.

I said it doesn't directly give you any contacts to the music industry, to which you agreed and added that you were referring to the students instead, as in the students can form a network with each other for future references. And now you're saying it's about the music industry again...?

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no,I said that the purpose was to gain a list of contacts.Then I thanked you for adding in that the purpose of the school was to gain knowledge and skill,not just solely for the contacts. I never said that the faculty directly gives you connections.I didn't think it would be necessary to say that your contacts would be your fellow students or persons they might know,as that would be a given,which I stated. I never talked about contacts not involving the music industry. The fact that he might be attending a music school just helps the chances of people and future contacts he might meet because they are going to a school based on music,which is an interest they have in common.
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no,I said that the purpose was to gain a list of contacts.Then I thanked you for adding in that the purpose of the school was to gain knowledge and skill,not just solely for the contacts. I never said that the faculty directly gives you connections.I didn't think it would be necessary to say that your contacts would be your fellow students or persons they might know,as that would be a given,which I stated. I never talked about contacts not involving the music industry. The fact that he might be attending a music school just helps the chances of people and future contacts he might meet because they are going to a school based on music,which is an interest they have in common.

My bad then. It was just a little confusing, to say the least.

But I think everyone should keep in mind, especially here, that Berklee is not some gateway to rock stardom. There are plenty of people who come out of there complete mediocrity and waste their money and time. College isn't a guitar you're buying. It's more about brand names and superfluous reputations. You have to research in depth and go visit the schools and talk to advisers to make a wise decision. Otherwise you could be dumping hundreds of thousands of dollars over four years' amount of time for nothing. And unless you're Bill Gates or something, I don't think you got that kind of money to kick around during these times.

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no,I said that the purpose was to gain a list of contacts.Then I thanked you for adding in that the purpose of the school was to gain knowledge and skill,not just solely for the contacts. I never said that the faculty directly gives you connections.I didn't think it would be necessary to say that your contacts would be your fellow students or persons they might know,as that would be a given,which I stated. I never talked about contacts not involving the music industry. The fact that he might be attending a music school just helps the chances of people and future contacts he might meet because they are going to a school based on music,which is an interest they have in common.

My bad then. It was just a little confusing, to say the least.

But I think everyone should keep in mind, especially here, that Berklee is not some gateway to rock stardom. There are plenty of people who come out of there complete mediocrity and waste their money and time. College isn't a guitar you're buying. It's not about brand names and superfluous reputations. You have to research in depth and go visit the schools and talk to advisers to make a wise decision. Otherwise you could be dumping hundreds of thousands of dollars over four years' amount of time for nothing. And unless you're Bill Gates or something, I don't think you got that kind of money to kick around during these times.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Ahh no problem man.I could have worded my first post better. I would have done the same.