MMP Newsletter - December 2, 2016

Added on by Robert Willey.

Charting Singer Visiting on Saturday

Singer/songwriter Dani Strong will be touring the studios on Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 11:00 a.m. with producer Mark Liggett and Muncie attorney Eric Welch. Drop in if you'd like to say hello and find out about the Canadian music scene. She is at #2 on the Canadian iTunes country music chart.

Join Immersive Learning Class to Promote Muncie Redevelopment

ecoREHAB is a partnership between Building Better Communities and a local non-profit. Architecture students do cool renovations of local properties. Let Dr. Willey know if you're interested in being part of the team or have any ideas for how audio production could be used in the project or its promotion. Every business is the music business—your challenge is to find the connections.

Before and after

Before and after

Help tell the story of a Muncie nonprofit building safe, energy-efficient homes that empower our neighbors in neglected communities. ecoREHAB partners with Ball State architecture students build a foundation of hope through sustainable design, rehabilitation, and education. But with its focus on building and outreach, the organization needs you-journalism, marketing, graphic design, and communications studies majors-to develop and implement a marketing and communications strategy to promote its services, develop dynamic educational materials and web pages, and share stories of student workers and homeowners transformed during the process. This is your chance to gain real-world experience in assessment, analytics, planning, web design, and varied forms of storytelling on multiple platforms.

Last Chances to Survive the Music Business

As the semester winds to a graceful end there will be two remaining sessions in Dan Porter's Surviving the Music Business Class held in LB125 that you can are welcome to in on:

Troye Kinnett, accordion/keyboards for John Mellencamp's band, 5:00–7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7

Kevin Ray, 4:30–6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

MMP 495 Presentations

The following seniors will be presenting their capstone projects on Monday, December 5:00 in Soundhouse A:

5:30 p.m., Ali Hegedus: "Producing A Cappella." Recording, producing, editing, and mastering a recording of Ladies Choice, and the difficulties of working with busy performers.

6:00 p.m., Kelly Spencer: "Acoustic Arrangement of Electronic Music." Recreating texturally-dense material with acoustic instruments.

6:30 p.m., Kyle Snyder: "Alternative/Modern Recording Techniques." Learn to utilize half-time recording, drum programming, drum reinforcement, autotune, riff building, and amp simulation.

7:00 p.m., Miles Hall: "Producing and Mastering a Multi-genre Album." This CD was made as a benefit for the A Better Way shelter.

7:30 p.m., Zach Higdon: "Artist/Producer Relations: Who Wins?" Focusing on customer service to get the best out your performers.


Talent Show Entrance Extension

There was a glitch in the entry submission process to the U Got It? talent show. You now have until January 2 to enter the contest in order to have a shot at the $10,000 scholarship.

Cultivate Gratitude

One of the character strengths we try to foster in the MMP program is gratitude. According to the Harvard Medical School, gratitude can increase happiness. “Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.“Here's a Gratitude Challenge Kit you can use as a tool to boost your feelings of gratitude. For more information on the concept, visit The Gratitude Project.