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Young Guru Shares His Methods for MIDI Music Production

December 10, 2013

Professor Steve Cunningham’s MIDI and Computer Music Production class anxiously awaited the arrival of acclaimed mixing engineer, producer and Thornton artist-in-residence faculty member Young Guru on Nov. 6. In class, students focus on recording and MIDI techniques for Logic Pro, and, according to Professor Cunningham, they come from all different musical backgrounds. In his typical fashion, Guru […]


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Careers In Music Panel Discusses Artist Management Teams

November 22, 2013

On Sept. 26, Careers in Music, a course taught by faculty member Rick Schmunk, was joined by a panel of music industry professionals that included Larry Little (manager), Bryan Christner (music attorney), Dan Petel (A&R representative and manager) and Luis Dubuc (an artist). Little and Christner are a part of Dubuc’s professional team. Petel is […]


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Tim Fischer Lecture Recital Analyzes Miles Davis

November 22, 2013

In classic Studio/Jazz Guitar Department fashion, Tim Fischer’s DMA Lecture Recital on Sept. 27 began promptly to a packed room of eager students and faculty. The lecture was titled “Analyzing the Rhythm Section and Arranging Techniques of the Miles Davis First Quintet,” and featured a four-piece band of Michael Mull on alto saxophone, Emilio Terranova […]


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Young Guru Joins Faculty

September 6, 2013

The Grammy Award-nominated engineer, DJ, and music producer best known for his work with rapper Jay-Z, joins the faculty as an artist-in-residence.