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The McNally Smith College of Music

MNSM Summer Programs

Summer Session Series
Session Series is the name for the variety of contemporary music and technology workshops provided by Musictech College.  These sessions are offered throughout the year as part of our Education and Community Outreach and are open to high school students and educators as well as the general public.  All sessions are held at our campus in downtown St.  Paul, Minnesota at 19 Exchange Street East.  All of our instructors are professionals in their field who bring years of experience and expertise to their teaching.  Continuing college credit is available to educators upon request and online registration is available below for each of the sessions.

*Musictech College reserves the right to substitute faculty as needed.

I.  Summer Jazz Session (Emphasis is on improvisation and playing in small combos)

Open to all Brass and Woodwind and Rhythm Section Players ages 14 and older, with three levels of proficiency: beginning, intermediate and advanced.

Date: July 27-31, 2004

Time: 10:15 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m.  daily

Cost: $300.00 per person if registered by May 1, 2004 — $325.00 after May 1, 2004

Faculty: Pete Whitman, Gordy Knudtson, Dave Jensen, Jeff Rinear, Terry Burns and Gary Gratz.

Course Description:

Program highlights include ensemble work, improvisation techniques, applied music theory, master classes, combo arranging, instrumental technique tips, jazz history and staff and student concerts.  Final concert on Saturday afternoon is open to the public and is recorded live.  CD copies are given to each participant.

II.  Can You Hear Me Now??  — A workshop in Live Sound system operations

(Especially applicable to Music Educators and Houses of Worship personnel)

Ever wanted to know more about how your public address system works?  Designed to ‘de-mystify’ the confusion generally associated with microphone problems, amplifier feedback and mixing board phobias.  If you need to run sound for any production, this session is for you!

Dates: August 20, 2004

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Faculty: Pete Greenlund (Department Head – Live Sound)

Course description:

The session is a basic study and understanding of sound system components and architecture.  Techniques for the set up, operation, and striking of the system will be discussed, observed, and practiced in a classroom and concert setting.

Program Cost:

Phone: 651-325-2370


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