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Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 01:02 AM Reply

Despite the fact that I am nothing -- a nobody and completely incompetent in music; I will be hosting a new contest in the near future. I want to reward the winner of the contest by paying their tuition for the musical college of their choice. Getting to know some of you on a personal level has truly inspired me, and it has proven to me that potential untapped due to economical restraints is simply unacceptable. I do this simply because I want to support you and help you succeed in reaching your musical goals.

However, I would just like to get your quick opinion. Would you all prefer a cash prize over a paid tuition? I've thought about it, and a large percentage of users here are teens who are seeking to pursue a degree that is not in music. Call me out if I sound like a complete fool, but what do you all believe is a better prize for a contest here?

Degrees or paper


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 01:04 AM Reply

...you're joking?


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 01:12 AM Reply

At 9/11/13 01:04 AM, ZipZipper wrote: ...you're joking?

No. You all deserve more than what I could ever offer.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 02:09 AM Reply

So you would dish out 160 grand to send someone to berklee for 4 years? Do you mean a single semester of tuition? I'm confused this seems too intense.

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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 02:19 AM Reply

Why you changed avatar man


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 02:21 AM Reply

At 9/11/13 02:09 AM, Breed wrote: So you would dish out 160 grand to send someone to berklee for 4 years? Do you mean a single semester of tuition? I'm confused this seems too intense.

Also I love you

You all would use financial aid and apply for scholarships. Then, I will cover the rest. But again, I may go with a standard cash prize. It depends on the circumstances of the majority population. I don't want to give a prize to the winner that will be useless to him/her. I have much to consider it seems!

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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 02:45 AM Reply

I would say give a personal prize. Tuition of sorts to a college of choice or a cash prize depending on the needs of the individual. Set some limits on tuition pricing, and make it slightly more then the cash prize to reward the educational route.

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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 02:49 AM Reply

At 9/11/13 02:45 AM, Breed wrote: I would say give a personal prize. Tuition of sorts to a college of choice or a cash prize depending on the needs of the individual. Set some limits on tuition pricing, and make it slightly more then the cash prize to reward the educational route.

Yeah, so maybe I should keep the prize confidential until a winner is revealed and perhaps consult with the winner to choose a prize so I'm not viewed as judging somebody by their circumstances.

You think like a real executive.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 09:18 AM Reply

...still seems waaaay too good to be true. But Hell, I'll definitely hop on this contest whenever you start it. It does seem kind of dark to play God over who is worthy enough to earn an education, or at least that's the context I'm getting hahahahaha.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 10:13 AM Reply

What if somebody is not in US and sombody just mde a hate post on your other thread...?

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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 10:20 AM Reply

Wow, that's incredibly kind.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 10:32 AM Reply

Dude, college tuition is absurdly expensive at this point, far more than simple cash prizes which have been found on NG. Even assuming financial aid, this is a serious expense. What the heck man I'd make a 20-minute hip-hop mashup while standing on my head for 40 hours for this, and I hate hip-hop.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 10:43 AM Reply

This is very nice of you. The thing is if you give the people cash, then you will never know what they spend it on. Maybe if you have some way to ensure that they spend it on college. Unless you don't have a preference to what they spend it on. This is extremely kind of you though. I applaud you for your kindheartedness :)


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 10:55 AM Reply

*Laughs* yep, even with a few scholarships I'm still looking at over $100,000 for my own education. You'll definitely want to set limits.

Furthermore, I'd do anything to be more financially stable and would join such a contest myself, but I could get a college degree regardless of this contest or not. So, you might want to focus on those who want a degree that involves music/whatever but can't get one.

Then again, if I fail any single class (a major hardship considering my extreme difficulties in math, hard sciences and foreign languages) I'm out and can't continue. (Even worse is that I am required to take 2 courses from each.)

So, it will depend on your wishes.

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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 11:02 AM Reply

Well, personally, if I were to take part in this, I wouldn't take the education route because I can't take music as a career. I am completely inept when it comes to the technical side of music, due to disabilities that I can't overcome. I would prefer a cash prize which I could spend on upgrading my VSTs, because I've been stuck with EWQL Silver for god knows how long.

However, whatever the outcome, this is the most generous thing I've directly seen in a long time. Power to you, Bosa.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 11:10 AM Reply

If this is a serious concept I have two things to say:

1) You are an incredibly awesome and kind person.
2) This would be the most epic contest ever. :)


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 11:20 AM Reply

Can I just sum up the main thought I've seen expressed about this?

BOSA, WHAT THE FUCK?


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Reply

I think we are all on Punk'd with Ashton Kutcher right now.

You should split a cash prize with a few of the younger yet super skilled composers here (in no particular order) like Step, Echo, SkyeWintrest, and Stunkel etc... provided that they use the prize to pay for tuition in a degree in music.

Otherwise you would also have to consider moving costs, room and board. Stuff like that.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 12:37 PM Reply

At 9/11/13 12:00 PM, frootza wrote: You should split a cash prize with a few of the younger yet super skilled composers here (in no particular order) like Step, Echo, SkyeWintrest, and Stunkel etc... provided that they use the prize to pay for tuition in a degree in music.

D'aw, thank you for including me in that list. <3


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 02:17 PM Reply

1 quick question...

I have been having some trouble with college lately and I dropped out doing a B-tech lvl 3 in Music performance because the teachers are complete twats. I went there with a old music teacher and he ended up having a major discussion about there music department and how they teach....

The course was the 'equivalent' of 3 a levels but they were teaching basic standard GCSE music...

(Southend college by the way). I left and now I have been put off because I recently visited 2 more colleges for studying music and they said they would prefer people who play pop/rock...

What the actual hell? I said I wanted to study at least a tiny bit of Orchestration/Classical or even soundtrack and I looked up on there websites and they said that they would take on people who want to learn classical...

They basically turned me down because I did not want to spend 2 years learning to play pop (I was not even complaining about pop because if it would be just to get down my qualifications on some paper, then I would of be happy to do so)..

It has really just put me off and then I tried looking in about studying a degree without any formal eduction (A levels, although they would prefer it), a lot of Uni's near me would also accept grade 8 ABRSM in Piano and Theory and to demonstrate a wide range of knowledge if you want to do a foundation degree (without any A levels)...

Is it possible to study a degree without A levels?? I just broke down about the course and I thought I would study personally at home and with the help of my old secondary teacher.

The thing is, my Nan (lol) told me she would help pay for my degree if I can get the placement so I really want to study a degree (Not just so I can go around and be up my own arse about it, but I really want the experience of studying the degree no matter how stressed I get)

Hopefully I can study a degree when I get older :(


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 02:19 PM Reply

At 9/11/13 12:00 PM, frootza wrote: I think we are all on Punk'd with Ashton Kutcher right now.

You should split a cash prize with a few of the younger yet super skilled composers here (in no particular order) like Step, Echo, SkyeWintrest, and Stunkel etc... provided that they use the prize to pay for tuition in a degree in music.

Otherwise you would also have to consider moving costs, room and board. Stuff like that.

I wouldn't really say I'm a skilled composer by any means x_x but i appreciate the thought! :)


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 02:49 PM Reply

even so, the music degree apartment is REALLY RISKY after college.

you are never guaranteed a job.

that's why I'm going to minor some form of music tech and major in accounting.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 03:13 PM Reply

At 9/11/13 02:49 PM, Sequenced wrote: even so, the music degree apartment is REALLY RISKY after college.

you are never guaranteed a job.

that's why I'm going to minor some form of music tech and major in accounting.

I would take insecure job placement any day as opposed to taking up a line of work I don't enjoy.

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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 04:09 PM Reply

I'd take that deal anyday.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 04:53 PM Reply

At 9/11/13 03:13 PM, camoshark wrote:
At 9/11/13 02:49 PM, Sequenced wrote: even so, the music degree apartment is REALLY RISKY after college.

you are never guaranteed a job.

that's why I'm going to minor some form of music tech and major in accounting.
I would take insecure job placement any day as opposed to taking up a line of work I don't enjoy.

This is why I'm going to do music and programming. Music because I love it, programming because I enjoy it and it's kinda a big job in this day and age.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 05:10 PM Reply

At 9/11/13 03:13 PM, camoshark wrote:
At 9/11/13 02:49 PM, Sequenced wrote: even so, the music degree apartment is REALLY RISKY after college.

you are never guaranteed a job.

that's why I'm going to minor some form of music tech and major in accounting.
I would take insecure job placement any day as opposed to taking up a line of work I don't enjoy.

Yeah that was my reasoning so I dropped engineering. If I continue I will be stuck with something I don't enjoy. If I try and fail I'll also be stuck with something I possibly don't enjoy. But hey, at least I tried and still have all the knowledge acquired to improve on what I do enjoy.

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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 05:40 PM Reply

At 9/11/13 04:53 PM, SkyeWintrest wrote: This is why I'm going to do music and programming. Music because I love it, programming because I enjoy it and it's kinda a big job in this day and age.

This^

Also this is a great idea, Bosa, kudos. Personally I too can't take a career in music, mostly because it's way too impractical for where I live. However, should I win a cash prize, I would definitely be willing to spend it in upgrades that would further my erstwhile career in music (like VSTs, hardware etc) and would be more than ok with providing proof that I did in fact spend this money on this kind of stuff.

Oh and thank you for including me on that list @frootza <3
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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 05:48 PM Reply

Where would you even get the money to do this?

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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 05:59 PM Reply

At 9/11/13 05:48 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: Where would you even get the money to do this?

I have enough funds set aside to support the audio community on Newgrounds.


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Response to Degree in Music Sep. 11th, 2013 @ 06:11 PM Reply

At 9/11/13 05:59 PM, Bosa wrote: I have enough funds set aside to support the audio community on Newgrounds.

Let the BJs commence.


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