I received my undegraduate psych degree in 1976, after taking classes for two yearts at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
At the time, I was trying to sort out how I might combine my interest in music with a degree in psychology. I found the atmosphere at CAL
intellectually stimulating, and somehow came up with the idea of studying music theory. I completed my Ph.D. in music theory at Yale, and am now
Chair of the Department of Music Theory at the University of Michigan. My standard joke is, "I never realized how much a degree in psychology
would benefit me as Chair." And actually, it's very true, as well as in the many undergraduate and graduate classes I've taught. I'm very grateful for the
time I had at CAL to sort out my life. I've been very happy with the outcome.