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The Music Department at Paradise Valley Community College is committed to providing practical training in a wide variety of musical fields that is accessible for students of all levels. The department’s year-round course offerings support those students who wish to continue their musical studies as a music major at a four-year institution or support students who wish to obtain a specific skill in a musical field. Further, course offerings also provide students with an opportunity to study music for pure enjoyment.
In addition to regular courses, the music department enhances the cultural opportunities for the community at large by presenting a series of recitals, lectures, and workshops that feature local and nationally recognized artists. Whether a students aspires to become a concert pianist, a college music professor, a studio recording engineer, or a member of a community music group, the music department at PVCC offers the courses to help musicians achieve their artistic goals.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION SERIES:
Presented by the Music Industry Studies Program at Paradise Valley Community College. All events in this series at FREE and open to students, staff and members of the community. Reservations not required, but recommended. Call 602-787-7738 for a reservation or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 115 music room, Instructor: Phil Goldblatt
Join us every Monday evening in June to sing a wide variety of musical styles in a choral setting. Attendees will learn proper breathing and vocal technique as well as simple harmonization.
• Monday, June 3rd - Selections from The Beatles
• Monday, June 10th – Selections from Broadway
• Monday, June 17th – Selections from Disney
• Monday, June 24th – Selections from Billboard Top 40
The Art of Audio Mixing and Remixing
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 120 Music Lab, Instructors: Brett Reed and John Keenan
• Monday, June 3rd – Mixing Foundations: Bass and Drums in Acoustic Music - Brett Reed
• Monday, June 10th – Using Samples: Modern Drum Sounds for Stage and Studio - Brett Reed
• Monday, June 17th – How to Remix: Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, U2 - John Keenan
• Monday, June 24th – Making Beats for Radio Friendly Songs - John Keenan
Brazilian Drum and Dance Workshops
Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, KSC1000, Instructors: Joseph Goglia, Samuel Peña and special guests
Join us every Tuesday in June to explore the hand drumming rhythms, songs and dance from Brazil, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Be sure not to miss June 11th for a very special Bomba masterclass with Beto Torrens from Puerto Rico. • June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th
Collaborative Improvisation and Music Composition
Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA115, Instructors: Josh Bennett and Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer
Join Oh My Ears (OME) administrators Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer and Josh Bennett to discover and experiment with modern music making techniques. This class will explore how collaborative improvisation and composition can yield exciting musical creativity. We will investigate group improvisation, graphic score composition and analysis, group composition, electroacoustic experimentation, and more! Bring your axe and an open mind! • June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th
Music Technology Workshops
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 120 Music Lab, Instructor: Tony Obr
• June 5th - Introduction to Modular Synthesis- Learn the basics of analog modular synths, including tips on how to set up your own modular system. No prior experience necessary.
• June 12th - Intermediate Modular Synthesis- Learn about more advanced analog modular synthesizer topics, including how to connect a modular synth to other gear and recording a modular in a DAW. No prior experience required, but participation in the previous (June 5th) workshop is encouraged.
• June 19th - Interactive Multimedia Art- Learn about creative coding and build audio reactive visuals in programs like Processing and Nodebox. No prior experience necessary.
• June 26th - DIY Low Power Synthesizers and Circuit Bending- Learn the basics of handmade electronic music. Have fun building your own low power synthesizer! Participants are encouraged to bring a 9volt battery. No prior experience necessary.
Singer/Songwriter Open Mic
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 115, Instructors: Michael Ferraro and special guests
Please call 602-787-7738 to signed up to perform each week. Performers should prepare two songs each week.
Piano, Amps and PA system will be provided.
* June 5th – Co-Hosts: JAM and Summer Welsh
• June 12th – Co-Hosts: Sammi Martinez and Tyler King
• June 19th – Co-Hosts: Janae Dunn and Lois Zozobrado
• June 26th – Co-Hosts: John Caufield and Ciara Cisneros
Film Scoring Analysis and Live Film Scoring
Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 120 Music Lab, Instructor: Josiel Perez
During this workshop, the participants become familiar with film scoring genres such as comedy, horror, mystery, adventure, and action. The participants will also have the opportunity to score live by using their primary or secondary instrument during the session. This technique fosters creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking in solving problems because of the opportunity to score a scene on the spot.
* June 6th - Comedy -Alan Silvestri
* June 13th - Horror - Charles Bernsteine
* June 20th - Action - James Newton Howard
* June 27th - Source Music