Scott Erickson is a Computer Science major from Newport, Rhode Island. He attended high school in Concord, Massachusetts and played oboe in youth orchestras in Boston, including GBYSO and NEC, touring Spain, Estonia, Latvia and Russia with them. Although he has shifted his focus from music to programming while at Oberlin College, music remains a central part of his life. He works for the Conservatory Audio Department, writing software to archive the Conservatory's thousands of recordings. For his Computer Science honors project he is researching and developing software that categorizes pieces of digital music by the emotions they convey.
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