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Gerald Strang Electronic Music Studio

The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music is the home of the Gerald Strang Electronic Music Studio. Here students use Logic Studio on the Mac platform to create works in a 5.1 surround sound environment. Classes taught in this studio include:

Music 370 (Introduction to Music Technology)

  • Introduction to principles of sound recording, sound production, sound reinforcement, MIDI, and electronic music.

Music 455/555 (Computers and Sound)

  • Introduction to software for sound synthesis, sequencing, digital audio, and sound processing.

Music 456/556 (Sound Design)

  • Introduces students to principles of composition and analysis of electro-acoustic media through application of music software, sampling, digital media, digital signal processing, and psychoacoustics.
  • Culminates in collaborative creative project involving video, web, or live theater.

Music 457/557 (Composition with Digital Media)

  • Computer-created projects that combine visual media (including web-based), and electronic music.

Music 497E (Composition with Interactive Technologies using Max/MSP)

Film Scoring Studio

The Film Scoring Studio also uses Logic Studio and the Mac platform:

Music 411/511 (Film Scoring)

  • Review development of various musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical concepts and problems in creating music for films.

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Composers’ Guild

Veda Quartet

VEDA Quartet is a unique group comprised of two percussionists, harp, and mezzo-soprano. Founded in 2013, the VEDA quartet specializes in performing new music and closely working with composers. For this evening’s concert, they will be premiering student works from our Composition Studies area.

  • Monday, October 27, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital

Dzovig Markarian, piano and electronics

Dzovig Markarian Uto Pianism: traveling the world with an electro acoustic piano. Dzovig is a contemporary classical pianist, who enjoys a variety of activities concerning the research, creation, performance and teaching of contemporary modern repertoire.

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Details TBA.

  • Monday, November 3, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, director

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Laptop Ensemble

Martin Herman, director

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7
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