Thank you to all those involved in the application process. I have accepted an offer to study music composition at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, starting this fall.
A special thanks to my wife Carly for her unflinching support throughout the process. Likewise, I would be ungrateful if I failed to give appreciation to friends and family for their involvement. I am also indebted to all who wrote letters of recommendation and consulted with me throughout the process.
I would also like to thank the faculty who hosted interviews and all of those involved in offers and talks throughout February, March, and April. It was a pleasure getting to know you all personally and professionally and I look forward to crossing paths in the future.
~Curtis Nathaniel Smith, 16 April 2013