The 2005 festival, held for the first time at Birmingham-Southern College
and was attended by 43 faculty and students from ACS colleges as well as
from MITC and CET.
The workshop featured on a number of new music technologies including:
MusicPad digital score reader for orchestral musicians
MSP and C-Sound Reactor software
Music Learning Objects
The Cutler Tonal Theory Database
iStopMotion animation project
During the workshop students were involved with the creation of a second
in the series of DVDs devoted to exploring extended techniques for instruments.
Content for this one will be provided by John McMurtery. Rhodes student
Andrew Drannon shot the digital video
faculty, students, and guests artists participated the in July Music Technology
Workshop in the ACS Tech Center. Classes focussed on the use of technology
in building learning objects for use in theory and music composition classes.
The third annual New Music Festival presented six concerts with approximately
30 new works by members of the ACS Composers Forum and others. In addition,
the Classics of the 20th Century series continued with performances of
Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and Schoenberg's Chamber
Symphony, Op. 9.
work on the building of online teaching modules for use in music theory
and history classes. These modules are designed to be used in collaborative
projects or in individual classes. Three modules are:
production of the second annual ACS New Music Festival featuring works
by faculty, student, and guest composers. Among the works performed
were the winning pieces from the 2003 Student Composition Contest. In
addition to the new compositions were two works in the Classics of the
20th Century category. Featured this year were Schoenberg's Pierrot
Lunaire and George Crumb's Voice of the Whale. There were a total of
seven concerts resulting from collaborations between ACS faculty, students,
and guests artists.
of student research projects with supporting multimedia
and video recording and editing. These sessions were designed for those
interested in recording concerts and making demos. Presenters discussed
recording equipment, placement, and editing software. As part of the
sessions participants made recordings of some of the Festival concerts.
2002 Workshop Website This
workshop was designed to help music faculty become active in the programs
of the ACS virtual music department. Work was centered around three areas:
exploring the possibilities for class collaborations within the ACS, planning
for the ACS student travel projects, and building on the work currently
underway in the ACS Composers Forum. The
first ACS New Music Festival was held as part of the workshop.
True, pianist and Timothy Kramer,
composer from Trinity University
2001 Workshop Website In
July, 2000 the ACS sponsored a summer technology workshop for musicians.
Representatives from eight colleges attended. In addition to exploring
various types of music software, participants began to explore the larger
area of finding ways for sharing resources and joining in communal projects.
All of the colleges represented have relatively small music departments
and many are not in large urban areas with symphony orchestras and opera
companies easily at hand. For that reason, the members of the workshop
began to think of ways to bring new and valuable musical experiences to
students. In July, 2001 a second workshop was held that followed up on
the ideas discussed the previous summer. The members of this workshop created
a webpage to illustrate some ways in which technology can be used to further
these goals. This workshop webpage is available at: http://www.colleges.org/techcenter/music/workshop.html