Starting tomorrow (23 Aug 2008) I begin a new academic career at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (http://reynolds.edu). I’m excited and nervous, but mostly excited.
I’m going to pursue, in a part-time manner, an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Music. The curriculum is also online. For this semester, Fall 2008, I’m taking two classes: MUS 111, Music Theory I and MUS 121, Music Appreciation I. The semester is from 25 August until 20 December. My MUS 121 class is on Online Course. My MUS 111 is a traditional, instructor-led course occurring twice a week: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:00 to 12:00.
Why am I going to back to school? and to study Music? A couple of reasons. The primary reason is the inspiration I’ve received watching my wife pursue her Nursing degree; learning is so much fun and I’ve had a blast watching and helping my wife. The second reason: I love music as much as I love technology. I’ve been fortunate enough to make a pretty good living from my love of technology and software development. This music degree is for fun, a chance to learn more about another hobby of mine.
I’ll try to keep a record of my college travels. Wish me luck!