2021 Faculty Presentation Topics
7/12, Zae Munn
Reality Check on Intentionality
Can we marshal elements of music to communicate explicit intentions to listeners? Can we develop the ‘chops’ to directly communicate if we so choose?
7/14, Stephen Burns
Standard and Extended Techniques in Contemporary Brass Playing
A primer on the trumpet’s acoustic properties, keys, mutes, articulations, multi-phonics, and special effects; and the basics of electroacoustic augmentation.
7/15, Martha Horst
A MAN, A PLAN, A CANAL, PANAMA: Using Palindromes to Create Musical Structures
7/18, Stephen Burns
Trumpet Sketches: readings and recording session
7/19, Joshua Marquez
Glitch: When Instrumental Music Malfunctions
Although we associate the term "glitch" with electronic mediums, "glitching" occurs in the natural world. Through a presentation, workshop, and masterclass, we will evaluate ways to encourage the process of "glitching" during all stages of composition (from generative to notation) and assess the efficacy of the results.
7/21, Marilyn Shrude
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE!
How does time and proportion provide the critical framework for our creative endeavors?