MMP Newsletter - March 15, 2016

Added on by Robert Willey.

Bob Katz Webinar


Dr. Thompson has organized the final webinar for the year with special guest Bob Katz on Wednesday, March 16 at 5:00 p.m. in Soundhouse C.

Katz is a respected mastering engineer and wrote the definite book on the subject.

"If you record, you need this book. Arguably the most clearly written single source of essential audio information available, Katz populates its 335 very readable pages with fascinating insights, expert testimony, myth-debunking facts, practical techniques, and strong opinions. Ostensibly about mastering, this book goes way beyond its primary subject and covers so much critical information that it should be required reading for anyone who presses 'Record.'"


Daniel Arts Lecture on Art and Economics

On Tuesday March 15th at 5:30 P.M. D Asia an will give a public lecture incorporating his music entitled "Art and Economics" in Room 138 of the Whitinger Building in the Miller College of Business. The student-led Economics Club is co-sponsoring Asia's visit along with the Economics Department, the Miller College of Business and the School of Music.

Asia, born in 1953 in Seattle, Washington, is one of a small number of composers who have traversed both the realms of professional performance and academia with equal skill. As testament to this he is a 2010 recipient of a major American Academy of Arts and Letters award. Elliott Hurwitt writes in a Schwann Opus review of the composer's music, "Daniel Asia is a genuine creative spirit, an excellent composer... He is a welcome addition to the roster of our strongest group of living composers."

He has been the recipient of the most important grants and fellowships in music including a Meet The Composer/ Reader's Digest Consortium Commission, United Kingdom Fulbright Arts Award Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, four NEA Composers Grants, a M. B. Rockefeller Grant, an Aaron Copland Fund for Music Grant, MacDowell Colony and Tanglewood Fellowships, ASCAP and BMI composition prizes, and a DAAD Fellowship for study in the Federal Republic of Germany. From 1991-1994, Mr. Asia was the Meet the Composer/ Composer-In-Residence with the Phoenix Symphony.

Mr. Asia's music has been commissioned, performed and recorded by prominent orchestras and soloists around the USA and in Europe, and New Zealand. His music is recorded on the Summit, New World, Albany, Babel, Innova, and Musckatweek labels featuring artists as diverse as New Zealand Symphony, Pilsen Philharmonic (release pending), American Brass Quintet, Dorian Wind Quintet, and Cypress String Quartet, among others.

A graduate of New Hampshire College and the Yale School of Music, Mr. Asia is presently Professor of Composition, and head of the Composition Department at the University of Arizona, Tuscon. Mr. Asia's music is published by Theodore Presser Co., and he is represented by Stanton Consulting & Management of Astoria, New York. Married to Carolee Asia, Mr. Asia and his wife are parents of three children.

The Song

The reality TV show about songwriters was on campus last week. Kaitlyn DelleDonne accompanied one of the singers at the first round held at Valhalla, which was judged by Drew Copeland, Marty Dobson, and Robert Willey.

Kaitlyn DelleDonne playing keyboard at Valhalla

Kaitlyn DelleDonne playing keyboard at Valhalla

Thursday night the 5 semifinalists performed in Pruis Hall for the judges and 2 finalists were selected. They performed for a sold-out crowd in Pruis on Saturday night and a winner was announced.

Dr. Thompson spent three days in the studio with MMP students Allison Swingley, Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Brinkworth, Mike Tabor, Alexis Sanford, and Adam Jefferies recording the five finalists, and managing the arranging, rehearsing, and recording sessions for the two finalists on the 11th.

Allison Swingley, Mike Tabor, and engineer Jerry Lane

Allison Swingley, Mike Tabor, and engineer Jerry Lane

After the taping of the show Tryon, Ryan Star, and Daya performed.

Daya performing with her band (and tracks)

Daya performing with her band (and tracks)

Sweetwater Visit

Jeff McDonald (Sweetwater's Senior VP of Human Resources) will be visiting the MMP department on Wednesday, March 30. He will be giving an informational talk about career opportunities at Sweetwater in Soundhouse C from 1:00–1:50 and conducting 30-minute interviews throughout the day. If you're a junior or senior and would like to talk with him about a position please add your name and times you're available on the Doodle poll and we'll try to match you up.

Want to Perform at Late Night?

Mae Damazyn works with Late Nite in the Student Center and is looking for people interested in playing indie or rock music for a performance at Late Nite Coachella on March 26th at 10pm.

Know How to Manage Pro Tools?

A Muncie engineer is looking for helping freeing up space on his computer system and possibly having some Pro Tools tutoring. Call Dorian at (765) 717-6921 if you are interested in this paid position.

46th Annual New Music Festival

Take advantage of the opportunity to hear new concert music on campus Thursday - Saturday. To see the programs, go to the website and click on PROGRAMS.