Music Technology

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Introduction to Music Technology

High School & Adults; 4 units
Instructor: Christopher Chandler
Full year course. Saturdays, noon-1 p.m.

This two-semester course will provide an insight into the diverse world of Electronic Music with an emphasis on basic recording techniques and historically-important compositions.  The students will learn to record, edit and produce CDs of their own performances which can be used for auditions, scholarship applications and general promotion.  Students become familiar with a variety of software programs including; Audacity, Garage Band and Cubase; as well as hardware including microphones, mixing boards, and MIDI controllers.  The first semester of this course will also include listening to “classic” computer music pieces as well as discussions of the various ways the computer is implemented by composers.  No prior knowledge of recording or programming is needed to be successful in this course.

Tuition $272 per semester;

$245 or less per semester with lessons.

 

Advanced Computer Music

High School & Adults; 4 units
Instructor: Christopher Chandler
Full year course. Saturdays, 1-2 p.m.

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Music Technology. Students will gain access to recording equipment at Eastman and receive hands-on experience in a multichannel recording environment.  Additional topics covered will include MIDI sequencing, live sound design, studio design, sound synthesis, and techniques to create interactive (computer/performer) compositions.  Each student will also be included in one apprenticeship during a concert at Eastman where they will gain the experience in assisting with audio engineering a live concert.  Introduction to Music Technology is highly recommended before taking this course, although students with substantial experience may be given special permission to enroll.

Tuition $272 per semester;

$245 or less per semester with lessons.

 

Notation and Computer Engraving (Finale)

High School & Adults; 4 units
Instructor: Christopher Chandler
Full year course. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon

This class is an introduction to scoring arrangements, transcriptions, and compositions using computer engraving software, with an emphasis on the program Finale.  Standards in notation, score and part formatting and handwritten calligraphy will be addressed as well.

Tuition $272 per semester;

$245 or less per semester with lessons.

 

Film Scoring

High School & Adults; 4 units
Instructor Christopher Chandler
Full year course. Saturdays, 2-3 p.m.

In the film scoring course students study such topics as understanding visual drama, synchronization of music to picture, the use of technology in the current industry, and the importance of film music history. Students compose music to several projects, a process that includes creating mock-ups in specially fitted workstations as well as orchestrating and conducting their own music in recording sessions. Guests have included Emmy Award-winning composer and Eastman alumnus Jeff Beal as well as George Eastman House staff and local filmmakers.

Tuition $272 per semester;

$245 or less per semester with lessons.

 

 

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Last updated: May 8, 2013