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
Let’s Make Beats: Making Hip-Hop Tutorials
Producing Drum Videos
Analog vs. Digital Recording
Wednesday, April 27
Engage: Structuring Captivating Content
Beyond Graduation: Careers Applying Music Technology
Stepping Stone Recording Studio: Affordable Gear for College Students
Pendulum: An Album About Time
Friday, April 29
Electronics, Media-based Composition, and Opportunity
Monday, May 2
Recording, Editing, and Distributing Recordings of Classical Piano
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.
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.
Dr. Thompson has been filling in this year for John Fishell, and will be returning next year in a longer term position.
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.