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    OT: Work Permit in USA and Midi Orchestration degrees...

    Is there such a thing as a degree in Midi orchestration, if yes, how do you obtain it?

    I have never seen something like this, yet it\'s a highly specialized art and I wish I had one, just because it matters in my INS-case.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.


    Thomas

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    Re: OT: Work Permit in USA and Midi Orchestration degrees...

    what, isn\'t your conservatory degree relevant for the US midi-mockupper customs? [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] sheesh...

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    Re: OT: Work Permit in USA and Midi Orchestration degrees...

    Hi Thomas,

    I think you\'d not profit much from any of the MIDI orchestration programs I\'ve seen, and I personally don\'t know of one with a degree-plan. The skill is so specialized. I recently had a conversation with someone I was in school with years ago, who called me up to do a clinic at his program. Yet when I started telling him what I wanted to cover, he started talking to me about how that\'s not what he wanted to teach--and what he was teaching was SO stuck in the 80s-early 90s that I was shocked and a little embarrassed for him. For instance, I offered to get NI to cosponsor, so we could do some giveaways, hook students up with soft-synthesis and sampling, etc. He didn\'t want his students \"exposed\" to that, because he was afraid it would distract them from the basics, which to him means learning how to hook up MIDI cables, I guess. He didn\'t seem to have any awareness of anything that had happened in five years--and this is at a real school, too, not some chumpy program. Like I say, it just floored me. I could barely respond, and certainly I opted out of going down there and coaching people on the importance of setting up your click track on channel 10 of your sound canvas.

    As for the suggestion: All things being equal, would a film-school degree serve the purpose (and simultaneously hook you up with a generation of filmmakers who\'d be lucky to have you as a colleague)? I know UC-Davis has a program.

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    Hehe Bruce, I\'m not surprised [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] You should have seen the \"studio\" at the \"music technology\" where I studied classical music. It was basically a jurassic park, although functional, to a certain extent!

    Peter: yes, but it\'s hardly a special degree. I would like a special degree in midi orchestration. I\'m not looking to learn anything, I\'m just looking for the paperwork [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Thanks, Bruce but film school programs are so expensive - and I do have a degree, that\'s not the problem. I just want papers on my expertise in the midi orchestration field.

    I guess there aren\'t any easy solutions. Like always [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


    Thomas

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    Re: OT: Work Permit in USA and Midi Orchestration degrees...

    Hehe Sharmy... interesting idea. Perhaps some NS members could start a certified university degree equivalent online program [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


    Thomas

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    Re: OT: Work Permit in USA and Midi Orchestration degrees...

    That\'s a good idea, Craig. Thomas, you certainly have someone in your employer that could help set you up with this kind of situation.

    Hehe...I can hook you up with my school pal, Thomas, and you can go teach his kids how to hook their Sound Canvases up. Just keeeee--ding.

    Morton Subotnick has a program going at California Institute of the Arts, and although it has nothing to do with MIDI or scoring per se, I think it would be fascinating to study under him. He\'s as responsible for where we are today as anyone else of his time, and you rarely get to rub elbows with innovators of that stature. He had a lot of influence. I also think we\'re going to land squarely back in that aesthetic as sampling reaches its pinnacle and people start to look for different means of expression.

    So maybe that\'s another path to explore? Good luck.

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    Re: OT: Work Permit in USA and Midi Orchestration degrees...

    In responce to Sharmys post,
    Yea, I like this Idea. Lets say i created this piece and i wanted to hire Thomas J.(or someone of his talents..) to tweek a certain passage or something. We could send him/her the appropriate midi files along with patch/library info. and he could explain how he would approach the problem. Therefore improving our Midi/orch skills and we wouldnt have to leave our studios/whatever. Like a correspondance course. And he/she could just name there price. Theres systems set up like this for Chess tutoring. I personally would love to have little tips etc. like this for my stuff. And them Thomas ,you could put your midi/Orch teaching exp. on your resume..
    Good/bad idea? Rich

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    Thomas_J,

    Sorry if i\'m prying, but did I get this right, do they ask for a proof of being a specialist which can\'t be found in US in order to give you work permit?

    Alex

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    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">That\'s a good one, Craig! After all, if there\'s re*verb*...
    [img]graemlins/tounge_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hi guys,

    I am a technology teacher for the Dept of ED N.Y.C. and I do use Midi in my lab..with all of my music and ED degrees..
    Just having loads of bliss showing the young students the possibilities of sampled instruments and midi orchestration. Thank God this has been my main Gig for over 20 years..Now on to the Pension, Goodbye Tension!

    Alan Russell

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