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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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Guest Artist Recital

Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, piano

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

An Evening of Tibetan Singing Bowls

Carolyn Bremer, director

  • Friday, January 30, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital: The Piano Music of George Crumb

Jeffrey Jacob, piano

  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital

Mobius Ensemble

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Studio

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, February 16, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, February 23, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild, Snapshots

Southern California Brass Consortium

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, April 13, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Laptop Ensemble

Martin Herman, director

  • Friday, April 17, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, April 27, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE
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