MMP Newsletter - January 15, 2016

Added on by Robert Willey.

Webinar from Germany


Dr. Thompson has arranged the next guest for our Music Production Lecture Series: German guitar recording session player Christoph Hessler. The webinar will take place on Thursday, Jan. 28th at 2 pm in Soundhouse C (MI 216). All BSU students and visitors are welcome to attend.He will talk about studio guitar playing. guitar sound, modern guitar production techniques, amps, mics, and amp simulations vs. the real thing. Dr. Thompson says that Hessler is one of the finest guitarists you will ever hear, and just deservedly earned a gold record. All MMP majors should make every possible effort to attend the Music Production Lecture Series events as they provideexcellent opportunities to learn from expert guests, network, and touch base with other majors in the department.

Present your work at the BSU Student Symposium

The Student Symposium at Ball State University offers students an opportunity to showcase their research projects and creative endeavors in either the adjudicated poster session or moderated paper presentations. The Student Symposium will take place Friday, April 8, 2016, on the second floor of the L. A. Pittenger Student Center.

All Ball State University students are eligible: undergraduate, graduate, those from Burris Laboratory School, and the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. Students must be currently enrolled at Ball State University, must have engaged in academic activities either inside or outside the classroom, and must have been advised by a Ball State faculty mentor. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate in this event.

Visit the for guidelines and registration. Registration ends Monday, February 1, 2016.

Film Scoring Awards

Stephen Weigel composed music and did sound design for "Development", a 15-minute film that placed third in the national short horror movie contest in 2015's Audience Awards. He also arranged Tin Pan Alley tunes for Connor Fak's "Mister Slick" which received the Creative Thesis Award from the Honors Program.

Middletown Records

The student-run record label is moving forward on becoming an official student organization. The constitution has been written and they are starting to consider possible artists and promotional offers. Lauren Springgay is posting meeting notes, which can be accessed along with other information at