SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS DIVISION OF MUSIC
SYLLABUS: MUSIC 414, MUSIC TECHNOLOGY II (3 hours credit)
8:00-9:15 A.M. TTh, PFA 159
PROFESSOR: Kenneth R. Rumery Office: PFA165, phone: 3850
Office hours: by appointment
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Mus 214 (Music Technology I),
Mus 221 (Harmony III), Mup 201 (Keyboard Harmony I) or equivalent courses.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An advanced course in electroacoustic music
and computer applications in music offered in the Spring and
alternate summers. This course can be used in both graduate and
undergraduate programs. This course complements the music theory
and composition sequence. Class meets two seventy-five minute
periods per week, alternating between classroom and Computer
Media Center activities. Students will be exposed to MIDI studio
set-ups; intermediate to advance applications in sequencing and
scoring software; digital recording techniques with applications in
film, video, broadcasting and multimedia; writing for multimedia
and instruction. Students will complete reading assignments in the
text and application assignments in the Computer Media Center and
Digital Music Studio. A project is due at the end of the semester.
* review MIDI studio set-ups
* intermediate to advanced use of scoring and sequencing software
* use of MIDI in live performance
* learn post-production techniques involving direct-to-hard disk recording
and advanced MIDI studio techniques
* learn scoring and sequencing techniques for film, video and multimedia
* learn educational application techniques for Computer Assisted
Instruction and instructional CD-ROM
REFERENCES: MacWorld Music and Sound Bible,
Christopher Yavelow, IDG Books
Experiencing Music Technology,
David Williams and Peter Webster, Schirmer Books
* Music production studios
* Synthesis, sampling and editing
* Computer aided composition and music typsetting
* Midi and live performance
* Post production techniques
* Composing for film and video
* Composing for multimedia
* Educational applications; authoring programs, use of sound in
music CAI and educational CD-ROM
ASSIGNMENT AND TESTING SCHEDULE:
1 Part One: Basics; studio set ups, use of MIDI networks
Use of MIDI network management software such as Opcode OMS and Galaxy
2 Part Two: Sound; editing synthesized and sampled sound.
Use of SoundEdit, Peak
3 Part Three: Computer assisted composition
Use of Opcode Overture and Studio Vision Pro.
5 Part Four: Music typsetting
Publishers standards for page layout and formatting
6 Part Five: Live performance
7 Part Six: Post-production; direct-to-hard drive recording,
midi mixing and studio automation
9 Part Seven: Film, video and synchronization
Use of SMPTE time code
11 Part Eight: Music for multimedia
Use of Adobe Premier and Macromedia Director. Integration of
musical sound, graphics, GIF animation and audio CD.
13 Part Nine: Computer Mediated Instruction
Models for computer based instruction in music.
14 student presentations
15 student presentations
GRADING: Final grades are based on the percentage of the total
points accumulated on tests, assignments, projects, and class
activities. Letter grades are based on 10 percent increments; that
is, A = 90-100%, B = 80-89%, C = 70-79%, D = 60 - 69%. Grades are
based on chapter tests, occasional unannounced quizzes, homework
assignments, and a semester paper. The semester project is roughly 20%
of the final grade.
LAB FEE: This course requires frequent use of the Computer Media Center both
during and outside of class time. A lab fee of $25.00 is attached to
the tuition for this course. We recommend you have a MCEC account to
cover your printing charges in CMC.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR SEMESTER PROJECT
Purpose: To show ability to develop and execute a project
involving synthesis, sequencing or music typesetting. You will be
graded on your ability to organize and express your thoughts.
Projects in scoring for media or writing for computer mediated
instruction are encouraged.
Submitted Work Format: A recording (and score where applicable)
accompanied by a paper that explains your project. All work will
be machine processed. Be prepared to present your work to the
class. Use computer generated presentation graphics.
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Last updated February 20, 1998