Thanks for the good words. Unfortunately I have found that universities and conservatories are by and large among the most conservative of all organizations in a musical sense. (That's why they're called "conservatories", right?) Anyone who is interested in what I am doing can easily contact me. It's not like I am hard to find. I have written two well received books..."Time, Balance and Connections-A Universal Theory Of Brass Relativity" being the most recent of the two; "The American Trombone" is the other...and posted literally thousands of things on various websites and mailing lists. As was...and has apparently always been...the case with edge-of-the-wave musical work, the silence from conservatories is deafening. I have seen this concept in action with many of my teachers and strongest personal musical influences...Carmine Caruso, Jimmy Knepper, Jack Nowinski, Gil Evans and Chico O'Farrill to name several of many...none of whom were ever approached by "conservatories" to any great degree during their working careers. But progress continues to be made. Outside of the mainstream. As has always been the case. So it goes. At least it's fun out here. And I suspect that the relatively unrestricted flow of information on the internet is going to literally force the mainstream academic organizations to inch up closer to that wave-edge as time goes by. I hope so, anyway. I hope that the internet remains "unrestricted." We shall see. If people like the nay-sayer clones that you see on this thread have anything to say about it...it will not. And it's not like there aren't plenty of them. Just as it's always been. Bet on that as well. Later... S.