Thursday, May 11, 2006

Mitch Berg: Your life is calling 

The Chronicle:Today�s Wall Street Journal has a feature (subscription required) on what it says is the �only student majoring in bagpipes at any American university or college.� He�s Nick Hudson, a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University, and he receives a $7,000-a-year music scholarship, gets subsidized kilts, shifts easily from Highland jigs to heavy metal, and draws complaints from fellow music students who say �his playing drowned out their own rehearsals.� But he does enjoy a one-to-one faculty-to-student ratio in the bagpipe program.
At last we can get him out of the broadcast booth!