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I was a MA/MST student at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Accoustics.

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First day of class!

Even though I said I wouldn't, I think I'm going to take everything.

That boils down to:
2 project courses
3 theory courses
3 seminars

This violates at least two rules of thumb I recall from my
undergraduate years:
1) Don't take two project courses at the same time
2) Don't take five "real" courses at the same time
These rules are generally prefaced with "If you want to remain

I've talked with the professors and previous students and they seem to
think it's doable.  I'll know for sure in about six weeks when the
project courses start ramping up and it's too late to change my
schedule.  There's another MA/MST planning on the same load, so at
least I won't be going through it alone.

I'm also going to audit the seminars so if I have a looming deadline I
can acquire a few more hours there.

I'm less worried that I won't be able to handle the workload and more
worried that I won't have time to go off on tangents and sit around
and ponder / internalize things I'm learning.  I should be able to
pass the courses but that's not really what graduate school or this
program is about.  Unfortunately, all the courses look very
interesting so I don't want to give any of them up.

I have until October 8th to finalize my enrollment.  I should have a
slightly better feel for how it will be by then.

email mwilson@alumni.caltech.edu
Disclaimer: the views herein are my own and do not represent the views of Stanford University. All material copyright Michael J. Wilson.