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Music Courses and Workshops

Music History & Literature (Music Humanities)
 
Courses include Music Appreciation, Rock Music, Jazz Music, World Music and Classical Music

Music Theory & Composition
 
Courses include Music Theory, Aural Perception, Electronic Music and Music Composition

Commercial Music
 
Courses include Music Business, Audio Editing, Studio Recording, Live Sound Reinforcement,
Special Projects and Music Internships

Music Performance

Courses include Private Lessons, Group Lessons, Small and Large Performance Ensembles


Free Workshops in Commercial Music – Each Wednesday Night in April at 7:00pm
Open to Students and Community Members - Call 602-787-6595 for information
All classes will be in CPA 120 Computer Lab - Seating is limited

 

Session 1: Mastering Audio I  - April 3rd, 7:00p-10:00p • CPA 120 Lab • Instructor: John Keenan
No professional track makes it to CD without the tools and skills of a mastering engineer, your tracks shouldn’t either.  In this workshop learn how the pro’s take a song or album to the next level by fine tuning the EQ and stereo image of a track, the secrets of mix-bus compression and limiting, and sweetening with a kiss of reverb.  Go deeper still with multi-band compression and the magic of M/S processing.  Finally, bring it all home with just the right touch of the latest in tube and tape emulation software. Introductory level Pro Tools experience required.  All workshop participants must supply their own headphones and a ¼-inch adapter. Participants are encouraged to bring their own pre-mastered tracks to work on in the workshop.


Session 2: Micro-Controller Programming  - April 10th, 7:00p-10:00p • CPA 120 Lab • Instructor: Julian Peterson
It is becoming more and more common for art installations, sculptures, and musical installations to be responsive to the world, either through direct interactivity with observers or through a more general interactivity with the environment. The technology underlying these types of installations is the micro- controller, a chip which can act as the intermediate between a computer and real-world sensors. The availability of inexpensive, general-purpose micro-controller boards such as the Arduino makes the use of these devices possible even on projects with limited budgets. This workshop would introduce the students to the Arduino platform, and would give them a brief tutorial on creating circuits and programming the board to do simple tasks, as well as getting he device to communicate with computer programs such as Pure Data.


Session 3: Mastering Audio II  - April 17th, 7:00p-10:00p • CPA 120 Lab • Instructor: John Keenan

No professional track makes it to CD without the tools and skills of a mastering engineer, your tracks shouldn’t either.  In this workshop learn how the pro’s take a song or album to the next level by fine tuning the EQ and stereo image of a track, the secrets of mix-bus compression and limiting, and sweetening with a kiss of reverb.  Go deeper still with multi-band compression and the magic of M/S processing.  Finally, bring it all home with just the right touch of the latest in tube and tape emulation software. Introductory level Pro Tools experience required.  All workshop participants must supply their own headphones and a ¼-inch adapter. Participants are encouraged to bring their own pre-mastered tracks to work on in the workshop.


Session 4: Computer-Based Sound Synthesis  - April 24th, 7:00p-10:00p • CPA 120 Lab • Inst: Jeremy Muller
This workshop will focus on computer-based sound synthesis, specifically using the open-source software, Pure Data. Expanding on the techniques of Electronic Music courses, this workshop will also focus on many possibilities of interactivity between human and computer using controllers, triggers, automated algorithms, additive/subtractive synthesis, and live processing (delays, pitch tracking, doppler effect, etc.). The software allows for custom applications to be built and used in just about any scenario. No prior knowledge of electronic music is required, however, completion of MTC 191/192 would be beneficial. Students having a specific interest in any of these areas will be able to receive in-class instruction with their hands-on projects. These techniques will benefit any student in the areas of audio production, DJ techniques, live performance, composition, and other disciplinary arts (dance, visual art, media, etc.).


UNION 32 ARTS INSTITUTE – SUMMER 2013 MUSIC PROGRAMS

Session #1 - Free Improvisation in the Recording Studio – MUP 181
June 3-7, Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm, CPA 115
Class meeting 6/7/13 will be an evening performance at 7:00pm and not from 9am-12pm
Instructors: Jacob Adler and Josh Bennett

Description: This workshop is an opportunity for students to discover the possibilities of free improvisation while experiencing the world of the recording studio. Students will use high-end recording studio, develop an understanding of the equipment through a hands-on approach, and explore ways to create new music works utilizing free improvisation and related approaches. Open to all ages, all instruments, vocalists, and abilities.

Costs: $200  ($76 fee for 1 credit hour, $15 registration fee, $109 workshop fee)


Session #2 - Jazz Improvisation and Combos - MUP 181
June 24-28, Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm, CPA 115
Class meeting on 6/28/13 will be an evening performance at 7:00pm and not from 9am-12pm
Instructors: Keith Kelly, Ryan Anthony, Gerald Rulon-Maxwell

Description: A workshop for students interested in developing their skills in jazz improvisation, combo playing, and arranging. Students will work in both a combo setting and in one-on-one instruction, focusing on creating original jazz arrangements and expanding their improvisational expertise. Open to all instruments, ages, and abilities.

Costs: $200  ($76 fee for 1 credit hour, $15 registration fee, $109 workshop fee)


Session #3 - Instrumental Chamber Music – MUP 181
July 8-11,  Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm, CPA 115
Class meeting on 7/11/13 will be an evening performance at 7:00pm and not from 9am-12pm
Instructors: Charles Hopkins, Derek Sanchez and Monica Sauer-Anthony

Description: Working closely with the faculty, students will experience lessons in standard chamber repertoire, create new group driven compositions and  arrangements, and discover the basics of preparing a chamber ensemble for performance.Open to all wind and brass instruments of all ages and abilities.

Costs: $200  ($76 fee for 1 credit hour, $15 registration fee, $109 workshop fee)

Contact Us

Location: Building M-East

Phone: 602-787-6595

Fall Semester Hours
Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 7:30am-3:30pm

Staff

Dr. Christopher Scinto
Fine & Performing Arts, Division Chair
Music Department, Director
Commercial Music/Music Humanities/Music Theory
christopher.scinto@paradisevalley.edu
M-East 169
602-787-6686

Dr. Brett Reed
Commercial Music/Music Performance/Music Technology
brett.reed@paradisevalley.edu
M-East 178
602-787-6554

Keith Kelly
Music Humanities/Music Performance
keith.kelly@paradisevalley.edu
M-East 183
602-787- 7345

Kelly Quick
Division Secretary
kelly.quick@paradisevalley.edu
M-East
602-787-6595
Office Fax: 602-787-6674

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