Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's Over! Grades Posted

We made it! I hope you had fun this semester. I did. I think we put out a really good CD this time. Thanks to all for sharing your talents and making it happen.

I have posted grades and you should be able to access them now. If you have any questions or concerns about your grade, please contact me ASAP. Unless you think your grade is too high, in that case, shut up!!

Have a great summer, and I hope to see you in the fall.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


That's right, it's the Last Week of Classes! Don't blow off Studio Orchestra this week, because we need to take a photo in each class for the CD cover. If you're not here, you won't be in the pic.

Also make sure you finish up your journals and Desert Island assignments. Go through the journal notebook and put your entries all together in one place. Chances are they have gotten mixed up over the semester!

If you never brought is a song for the Listening Assignment, bring it this week! Remind me, we'll listen to your song, and you'll earn those 10 points toward your final grade.

We will finish the mixes in class this week (and any last minute tracking). If you play, sing, engineer or mix on any of the songs we recorded, make sure your name is on the credits sheet on my computer!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rainy Day

It looks like no one could get to HCC today (Tuesday) for Studio Orchestra! HCC cancelled classes until 11AM or 12 noon, depending on your news source. I got here with no troubles, but I heard there was lots of flooded roads in the area. 

Our last opportunities to record will be this Wednesday and Thursday, so come to class and help us finish up! (Monday night class, we will get a little time in to finish our recording. We did get enough people last night to record our original song, and it sounds pretty good.)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Studio Orchestra This Week

This week we will finish up recording in all classes. Please come and make sure to fill out the credit sheet for any song you performed on, so your name will be on the CD!! If you have not recorded yet, please come so we can get your part recorded.

Also, use this week to finish up your journals and Desert Island papers. Remember, you should have 8-10 journal entries! Check the notebook and make sure that all your journals are together in one place.

If you did not bring in one song for us to listen to in class, you may do that NEXT week. Be certain that you fill out the Listening Assignment sheet after we hear your song, and put it in the notebook with your journals.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Studio Orchestra This Week

This week we will begin tracking our 2nd song in all 3 classes. We will spend the remainder of our time finishing up whatever is left.

MW class:  Monday:  Rehearse "Pride", record vocals and raps on "Rollercoaster". Wednesday: Record "Pride". 

M Night: 6PM-8PM: Compose new original. 8PM-10PM: Hopefully begin tracking!

TTh class: Tuesday: Track "Killing in the Name". Thursday: overdubs.


African Drum and Dance Workshop this week at HCC! FREE to HCC students and Faculty.
Should be cool-- I encourage you to attend! I have a special journal sheet for these events you can pick up in class and turn in as a journal entry.

Mon 4/20: Drum Master Class 4-6PM Dance Studio
Tues 4/21: Dance Master Class 6-8PM Dance Studio
Wed 4/22: Performance 1PM      Theatre One

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Studio Orchestra This Week

This week we begin recording in all 3 classes! Please be on time or early. We will be tracking drums and scratch vocals, guitars, keys and bass in every class. Please show up even if you think we will not need you! If we have extra time we will track whatever else we can. I will also have 2 activities for you while you are waiting. 

Monday/Wednesday: Meet in 422.  We are recording Love Rollercoaster.

Monday Night: Meet in 422. We are recording Maria Maria.

Tuesday/Thursday: Meet in 422. We are recording Cold Sweat.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Studio Orchestra This Week

We'll be trying some more new songs in each class this week.

Monday/Wednesday Class:
Black Balloon by Goo Goo Dolls

Monday Night:
Maria Maria by Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean

Tuesday/Thursday Class:
Not sure yet! Maybe Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine (Explicit lyrics)
Check back tomorrow...