ok, I am thinking again about going back to school to pursue bachelors and Masters of music composition. Will I go through with it? Yet to be determined. My question for you guys.. WHERE? Obviously Berklee has been on my list for a long time. But its far away from home, expensive and the town is expensive to live in also. Any other decent schools in cheaper locales such as Texas or something? What do you guys/girls know about?
Me, I'm 40 year old frustrated software engineer with 2 years of composition degree completed a LLOOOOONNNNNGGGG time ago and various private studies since then. I'm fully prepared to go back to square one and take as long as it takes to do this. But I'd also like to find somplace that is really good for composition in particular. I would also prefer to not have to spend a lot of time and energy becoming proficient at classical piano performance (many schools require pretty substantial instrument performance and that is my primary instrument). My focus is about composition. Though if a school allowed me to do Piano jazz performance I would be more into it...as long as the composition side did not lean too heavily towards jazz..
K...so tell me what you think. Think cheap cheap locale. I'm gonna try to live off savings for a few years...be an honest to god starving student musician..