Dartmouth is the place I’ve devoted my life to, so it’s very sad to see this kind of decline in the intellectual strength of the institution.
Quoted in "Long-time music prof leaves for Stanford", The Dartmouth, 30 September 2005
The pressure to give A grades is intense. It comes from the students and increasingly from their parents as well.Jon Appleton
Nowadays, all students have access to and indeed most own computers and are comfortable with the software used to compose music. There are probably too many musical options for them now and the trick is to limit the number of musical ideas so as to develop structure and continuity in their work.Jon Appleton