My Teaching

Teaching.  I do it for more than just the mortgage payments.  Saying "I love to teach" can't adequately describe how much I enjoy teaching college and privately. Think of three things that make you happy, say dogs, movies and flowers.  Then, take those three things and combine them together so that you get an abundance of happiness and joy, in this case a dog at the movies with a flower bonnet.  That's me and the joy teaching brings (and I'm even house-trained).

Fall 2009

At the end of Spring 2009 I was made Director of the Multimedia Graduate Program.  As well, I was designated Chair of the Department of Music.  But wait, there's more!  I'm still teaching this Fall!  It isn't much, but in case you don't know this already, those other two gigs are quite demanding.

MUS 1270, MUS 3270 and MUS 6270 Applied Composition

Private instruction in Composition for a 1/2 hour a week (1270 and 3270) or 1 hour a week (6270). Because of my two leadership positions, I can only take a small number of students this year.

MUS 6085 Interactivity with Sound & Music I

I am super psyched to teach this course. It will be a core course for the Multimedia Graduate Program in a few years and I get to offer it to our new students early. The course covers basic programming for non-programmers and artists by using Pure Data and some Actionscript (more in Winter quarter). The official course description is like so:

Rudiments of hardware and software connectivity between different devices and programs for sound and music. Topics include the use of MIDI, Open Sound Control, and non-musically focused technology to create new sounds and musical experience. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

I know. You likey.

MUS 3605-05A Orchestre dB

This will be the dB's second year and I'm not going to lie: It won't be without challenges. The furloughs and my crazy workload will certainly test my patience and stamina this year. However, I am committed to keeping the dB going and I'm thankful that my wonderful colleague, Jeffrey Miller, has agreed to volunteer his precious time to help oversee the dB

Spring 2009

MUS 1270, MUS 3270 and MUS 6270 Applied Composition

Private instruction in Composition for a 1/2 hour a week (1270 and 3270) or 1 hour a week (6270).

MUS 1033 Music Theory III

Third quarter of the freshman music theory sequence. Continued analysis of musical scores, period forms, sequences and pop harmony.

MUS 3605-05A Orchestre dB

New Music Ensemble.

MM 6899 Multimedia Project

Multimedia thesis project supervision.

Winter 2009

MUS 1270, MUS 3270 and MUS 6270 Applied Composition

Private instruction in Composition for a 1/2 hour a week (1270 and 3270) or 1 hour a week (6270).

MUS 1032 Music Theory II

Second quarter of the freshman music theory sequence. Lite-species two-voice counterpoint working towards four voice SATB chorales; beginning analysis and harmonic reduction

MUS 1085 Introduction to Audio Production

Part of the Beats, Physics and the Mind Freshman cluster. Basics of linear music production using Ableton Live and other DAW software. Some songwriting, recording and tracking.

MUS 3605-05A Orchestre dB

New Music Ensemble.

MM 6880 Multimedia Project Development II

Multimedia thesis content development.

Fall 2008

MUS 1270, MUS 3270 and MUS 6270 Applied Composition

Private instruction in Composition for a 1/2 hour a week (1270 and 3270) or 1 hour a week (6270).

MUS 1031 Music Theory I

First quarter of a three quarter sequence for Freshmen music majors. Scales, keys, triads, seventh chords, and beginning figured bass.

MUS 3605-05A Orchestre dB

Return of the transformed New Music Ensemble (formerly known as Bowed Piano Ensemble).

MM 6870 Multimedia Project Development I

Multimedia thesis research and development.

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