Happy New Year, and welcome to Spring semester!
Peyton Cox: Pendulum Electronic Music Concert in Brown Planetarium
Cox presented her MMP 495 senior capstone recital in Brown Planetarium last year. The 22 minute program, which is accompanied by astronomical projects from Planetarium assistant director Dayna Thompson, was a hit, and they decided to have four more showings this week to kick off the 2017 season at 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. this Friday and Saturday (January 13 and 14). It's recommended to arrive 20 minutes early to get a seat. The Planetarium is the last building on the left as you're walking down to Christy Woods.
This is a fun concert that will expand your horizons, and is definitely worth checking out if you haven't been in the Planetarium yet, which is considered to be one of the best in the country.
Kevin Ray Finishes Teaching Run
The Star Press wrote an article about Kevin Ray's last class in December which included a lot of quotes from him, Dan Porter, and students.
Max Allen Band
Works in Studio 1
Jessica Peterson shot and edited a great video combining interviews with students about the MMP program, and the band stayed on for a couple of hours after the exam was over to record some of their material.
Visit to Texarkana
Dr. Willey visited Texarkana over the break. He performed several Scott Joplin rags at the Regional Music Heritage Center in honor of the composer's approaching centennial, visited the Klipsch factory, the Klipsch Audio Museum, and the cemetery where the inventor is buried.
Fall Ball - Songs of the State
Middletown Records released its first CD project: a compilation disk of new songs from the MMP 301 songwriting class. The title track is "Frog Baby" which was composed by MMP majors Alexander Moss and Sean Erickson, which the class recorded during the last week of the semester. You can listen order a CD from Kunaki and peruse the portfolio pages students in the class made documenting their work for the semester
Kunaki is a great option for low-cost full-color one-off CDs.
Apply Now for Interlochen Internships
We schedule MMP 335 in the fall so juniors will have live sound experience on their resumes when they apply for the primo summer internships at Interlochen. Everyone who works there over the summer raves about it and many friendships and professional relationship are fostered and developed there. They are starting to hire now, so get your applications in soon if you want to have a intense summer live sound or recording opportunity in a beautiful natural setting.