Host: Gahlord Dewald (@patternroot/@gahlord), bassist and business/tech consultant

I’ve been kicking around the idea of doing grad school. I have lots of questions around that.

Tonight’s musochat is based on questions I’ve got about grad school. Hoping you can sort me out. Lots of questions (12!). Hang on tight!

Questions

  1. What’s the highest level of music-related education you received?
  2. For those of you with a masters, what kind? where? Those considering, what kind? Where? Those not, why not?
  3. When did you first consider getting a music-related masters?
  4. What did/do you most want to achieve by getting a masters?
  5. W/masters: describe general opportunities/attitude re: new music in your dept? W/o: Are new music opps important to you?
  6. How important was a specific teacher in your choice of school? Was the teacher as important to your work as you thought?
  7. What about location? Describe the impact of a school’s location on your choice to get a music-related masters there.
  8. W/masters: A small thing would you have done differently? w/o masters: A small anxiety about getting/not getting a masters?
  9. Those with/without/considering a masters, how did/does cost influence your decision?
  10. Those with masters, what did you think you would get from a masters degree, but did not?
  11. Those with masters, what did you get from a masters degree that surprised you?
  12. Last Q! Tell us something you’re working on or doing soon. Don’t have anything imminent? Tell us what a friend is doing!

And now for the discussion:

Q1: What’s the highest level of music-related education you received?


https://twitter.com/Francesca_Hurst/status/724411056005734400


Q2: For those of you with a masters, what kind? where? Those considering, what kind? Where? Those not, why not?


Q3: When did you first consider getting a music-related masters?


Q4: What did/do you most want to achieve by getting a masters?


https://twitter.com/surrendertofun/status/724409087434326016


Q5: W/masters: describe general opportunities/attitude re: new music in your dept? W/o: Are new music opps important to you?


Q6: How important was a specific teacher in your choice of school? Was the teacher as important to your work as you thought?


Q7: What about location? Describe the impact of a school’s location on your choice to get a music-related masters there.


Q8: W/masters: A small thing would you have done differently? w/o masters: A small anxiety about getting/not getting a masters?


Q9: Those with/without/considering a masters, how did/does cost influence your decision?


https://twitter.com/SugarVendil/status/724413464681299968


Q10: Those with masters, what did you think you would get from a masters degree, but did not?


Q11: Those with masters, what did you get from a masters degree that surprised you?


https://twitter.com/surrendertofun/status/724416803003351040


Q12: Last Q! Tell us something you’re working on or doing soon. Don’t have anything imminent? Tell us what a friend is doing!


Misc/Praise:

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