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pls consider helpng this guy!!
« on: November 12, 2014, 08:21:39 PM »
super talented composer and wife are working to further their studies and have set up a donation campaign site. Please take moment to watch and share, and donate if you can and feel it
thanks for considering!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-opera-singer-composer-apply-to-grad-school

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Re: pls consider helpng this guy!!
«Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 03:49:41 AM »
I'll take some money too if anyone's giving it away.  I'm an aspiring Bob. 

A broke composer?  Really?  Solution.... More schooling.  Problem solv... well, put off a while longer.  Haha.

???
Singer took a year off?
Composer dropped out of high school? 
Decided to become a prof, yadda, yadda...
She's talking about how it's good for her... Wouldn't that apply to anyone?  Grad school... It will help you learn a bit more.  Sure.


I'm not that impressed.  Begging for money.  What's the difference between these two and everyone else out there?  They want to continue schooling... Why contribute though?  Everyone would want to continue schooling.  (And what about scholarship/tuition waivers through a school or even taking out a loan?)

I'm kind of wondering about the singer from hearing her, from the taking a year off part, no performance degree/just a Bachelor of Music?, and from the voice change.  For the composer... He likes music and performed in a concert... And... What about music he's composed?  What has he actually composed?  What style, etc.?


These look like two students ready to apply for a lot of music schools.  How many are out there like this?  Tons, probably.  Why aren't the music schools going after these two?  Why aren't they being off a GA/TA/RA position with a tuition waiver? 


Sure, they look nice enough, but... What else?  And what's the payoff going to be later?  Is she good enough to perform professionally... but no music school is going after her now? 


Maybe I'm just in a bad mood tonight, but....


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Re: pls consider helpng this guy!!
«Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 04:48:04 PM »
no man is an island, and i for one am happy to help someone when i am in a position to do so.  i would assume he/they will receive scholarship and teaching stipend once accepted but little int he way of application assistnace,etc.

the guy is a talented composer at least from what i saw and heard and corresponded with him on. 

at least you looked/read it, which is all i asked, was to consider it, whether one does or doesn't is up to them.

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Re: pls consider helpng this guy!!
«Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 08:41:30 PM »
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