MMP Newsletter - April 24, 2016

Added on by Robert Willey.

Senior Capstone Presentations

One of the last classes in our major is MMP 495 - Capstone Project / Recital. We'll have eleven 30-minutes presentations from seniors this semester, all of which will take place in Soundhouse C (MI 216), except for Peyton Cox's which will be in the Brown Planetarium. There's something for everyone, and chance to see what sort of projects you might want to develop yourself.

Tuesday, April 26

6:00 p.m.
Alex Balestra
Let’s Make Beats: Making Hip-Hop Tutorials

6:30 p.m.
Sam Gordon
Producing Drum Videos

7:00 p.m.
Joe Trinite
Analog vs. Digital Recording

Wednesday, April 27

6:00 p.m.
Ethan Hardwick
Engage: Structuring Captivating Content

6:30 p.m.
Alexis Sanford
Beyond Graduation: Careers Applying Music Technology

7:00 p.m.
Allison Swingley
Stepping Stone Recording Studio: Affordable Gear for College Students

8:00 p.m.
Brown Planetarium
Peyton Cox
Pendulum: An Album About Time

Friday, April 29

6:00 p.m.
Nathan Sheryak
DYI Studio

6:30 p.m.
Stephen Weigel
Electronics, Media-based Composition, and Opportunity

Monday, May 2

5:00 p.m.
Mackenzie McErlane
Recording, Editing, and Distributing Recordings of Classical Piano

5:30 p.m.
Ashley Williams
Producing Songs In Different Styles


We've made a number of changes to the program this year and would like to know what you think about them about what you'd like to see in the future. Please take a few minutes to reflect and give us feedback in order to improve the MMP program by taking our end-of-the-year survey.

Scoring Opportunity

Digital Corps shot a nice series of videos for our website showcasing the studios. We are looking for edgier/cooler alternatives for the music. Let Dr. Willey know if you have produced something that you think would better suit the rooms that are shown, and indicate which of the videos you would like to submit which music for, whose composition it is, and who recorded/performed it.

Faculty Updates

Christoph Thompson and Kevin Ray

Christoph Thompson and Kevin Ray

Dr. Thompson has been filling in this year for John Fishell, and will be returning next year in a longer term position.

Dan Porter

Dan Porter

Dan Porter has been making plans for the internship program, live sound class, and The Scene.

Dr. Willey is developing an online Music Retail Products class and will be offering a summer camp in July for high school students.

Chin Ting Chan

Chin Ting Chan

Michael Pounds

Michael Pounds

Dr. Pounds will be back from sabbatical in the fall after spending a year composing and traveling.

Dr. Chin Ting (Patrick) Chan will be coming to Ball State next year as Dr. Kothman's replacement to teach computer music and composition. Dr. Chan was born in Hong Kong and has been teaching in Kansas CIty, where he received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

Promoting Your Work

Email Dr. Willey .mp3s and credits for music and links to videos on YouTube with credits for things you've done this semester so we can share your work on the MMP audio and video podcasts. Submit your recordings for the MMP streaming radio station launching this summer. This is a good place to go to listen to what students have been working on in a variety of classes. Don't worry about it being perfect, this is a place to demonstrate the creative and learning processes.