MMP Newsletter - December 4, 2015

Added on by Robert Willey.

The first organizational meeting of the new student-run record label will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8th in MU 117 (the jazz rehearsal room). We will be arranging officers and a membership list in order to start the application process to become a student organization. For more information or to get on the mailing list for future communications, visit

A new immersive learning (MUSC 299X-2) in producing music education videos will be offered in the spring on Mondays and Fridays from 12:00–12:50 p.m.. Conn-Selmer, the largest manufacturer of musical instruments in the United States is developing a website to provide continuing education for music teachers. The School of Music is partnering with them to create new content which will feature faculty and students demonstrating techniques on a variety of instruments. Students taking the class will learn to select content, arrange for experts to appear on camera, negotiate intellectual property agreements, develop scripts following pedagogical principles, make audio and video recordings, edit and output finished video files, and get feedback about the results from the Conn-Selmer production staff. In addition, students will make their own instructional video on a topic of their choosing. Contact Dr. Willey for more information and talk with your adviser if you are interested in counting the class for guided specialization credit.

Brian Wampler visited MMP100 on Tuesday. He is owner and chief designer of Wampler Pedals located 70 miles south of Indianapolis. More than a degree, he looks for good people with passion. Each person on his team has an area of influence. He made a good case for starting out by hustling and doing things for free in order to build up a catalog or portfolio of work. He started out with the idea of having a construction company and went door to door offering to do handyman work for free. To break into the guitar effects business he participated in forums and gained a reputation for modding pedals and giving them away for free. They now sell 300–400 pedals a month and have an undying desire to please their customers by providing awesome content through multiple online outlets and by going to "stupid lengths" to make them happy. Check out their Chasing Tone podcast to see they do more than just making commercials. This video demonstrates a breakthrough product: the world's first pedal with a hair distortion feature:

Dave Letterman returned to campus last week to speak with the BSU community and filmmakers Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller. They announced that he is donating his collection of Emmys and parts of his set to be included in the "David Letterman Experience".

A third section has been added of MUST 121 (TR 9:30–10:45 a.m.) for those of you who are freshmen, or juniors looking for a replacement for MMP 302 which is no longer offered.

Dr. Swilley has invited students to consider enrolling in Computer Music 2 (MUST 342) which meets TR 12:30–1:45 p.m. You don't have to have taken Computer Music 1, just bring an interest in learning how to create your own computer programs using Max and Common Music, which you'll need to know how to use if you want to Dr. Pounds's Human Interface class next year.

Are you ready for something exotic and life changing? Check out the internship opportunities in Tanzania posted on Cardinal Link listing 771993. They are looking for students in music, music composition, music licensing, MMP, guitar/piano/organ/voice performance, music technology, and music education. For more information contact Kristan Pfeifer in the Career Center.


Let Dr. Willey know if you'd like to be involved in the Internet cooking show starting next semester in Botswin, the planning for which is going to start next week. We are looking for a house band, DJ., performers, composers, and arrangers.