Posted by Hank on April 06, 2002 at 09:30:25:
In Reply to: Ithaca or Cincinnati? posted by Frustrated Senior on April 06, 2002 at 08:55:09:
"right now the two schools are equal"
Have you been to the schools yet? Had a lesson with your teacher, walked around the campus, sat in on a class or rehearsal? That might make the difference, and would be well worth the expense.
If, after that, the schools are still equal, look outside the school. The choice would be easy for me between those two places. Outside of school, in Cincinnati, I think you'd have more opportunities to hear groups perform, as well as other cultural happenings (not that Ithaca is a cultural black-hole, there's just more going on in Cincinnati). There are also escape opportunities... for example, being able to go to a major league ballpark. This is what appeals to ME. I went to school near Dallas, and many of my fondest memories and, more importantly, much of my musical growth occured off-campus.
Just MY opinion!!!!