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Does anybody know anything about the music dept. at Depaul university in chicago? I've been resarching it a bit and it seems to be good.

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A good friend of mine did his graduate studies there.

Mark Colby is the jazz-saxophone teacher there and is excellent!
 

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I did my master's degree there several years ago, and I'm glad I did. Mark Colby is fantastic, the classical saxophone teacher Susan Cook (student of Londiex, John Sampen and Fred Hemke) is also great.

Peter Ballin may still be coaching combos, and he's an excellent tenor player.

Plus, you're right there in Chicago, so there's lots of great music to hear around town!
 

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I was there in the late 90s. Being in the middle of Chicago, there were always great opportunities to play outside of school. Yeah if Peter Ballin is there try to get some lessons with him if at all possible.
 

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Is anyone here a current student at DePaul. I am looking to transfer their, yet my parents are worried about "saftey" in Chicago. I wanted to know how safe the campus was. Also I wanted to know if their music program is a 4 year program or a 5 year program, the music education program specificly I mean.
 

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backlash said:
Is anyone here a current student at DePaul. I am looking to transfer their, yet my parents are worried about "saftey" in Chicago. I wanted to know how safe the campus was. Also I wanted to know if their music program is a 4 year program or a 5 year program, the music education program specificly I mean.

You could always apply for a handgun permit and have your parents buy you a gun. Or carry a knife. About the length of the program, it is probably whatever you make it.
 

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Martinman said:
You could always apply for a handgun permit and have your parents buy you a gun. Or carry a knife. About the length of the program, it is probably whatever you make it.
No such luck. In the "Peoples Republic of Daley", only the criminals are allowed to carry guns.

(...and police officers and retired law enforcement who have a federal carry license...)
 

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No such luck. In the "Peoples Republic of Daley", only the criminals are allowed to carry guns.

(...and police officers and retired law enforcement who have a federal carry license...)

I am sorry to hear that. Well, there is always pepper spray.
 

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So should I take it that their isn't much saftey in the city of chicago? I know that their isn't any city that is truely 100% safe, it's all about how you handle yourself, and how you react with people.
 

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So should I take it that their isn't much saftey in the city of chicago? I know that their isn't any city that is truely 100% safe, it's all about how you handle yourself, and how you react with people.

It probably depends on where you are and when. I do not live in Chicago, but I have been there a few times without issue.
 

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So should I take it that their isn't much saftey in the city of chicago? I know that their isn't any city that is truely 100% safe, it's all about how you handle yourself, and how you react with people.
In spite of politics and the like, Chicago is a *great* place to live. As long as you use some common sense, you'll do just fine here.
 
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