Meets Thursdays on the North Campus from 4:15 - 5:15pm.
Open to all Middle and Upper School students.
$250 for the semester.
Taught by Dr. Kazuaki Shiota
Dr. Kazuaki Shiota will teach the music languages developed by top tier universities including Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, UC-San Diego, and the major conservatories. There is a hands-on session of programming and ensemble for each meeting. Students learn terminologies for music, programming and audio engineering. The topics include synthesis techniques, interaction methods (microphone, keyboards, faders, game pads, cameras, voice recognition), and multi-channel diffusion techniques. A laptop (Mac or Win) is required.
This auxiliary program concludes with a performance at the end of the term. Students may form a laptop band, solo, and/or a laptop orchestra. The skills can be applied for music production (recording and editing), commercial music, video game music/sound effects, soundscape, electro-acoustic music, live electronics, global ensemble online, software/hardware design, programming (C, C++, Java), and mathematics.
Dr. Shiota was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. He was a former exchange student from St. Andrew’s in Osaka which is one of the sister schools of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson.