Sarah Sandvig Sign 12-Book Deal

Alumna Sarah Sandvig, class of 2004 (MA Music Ed), signed with Kendall Hunt Publishing for her Music Theory for Singers book series (12 books total) in 2012.

Her books are available online and in stores, and are being developed into apps to be released next year. Since graduating, she taught music in Los Alamitos Unified for 7 years, released a cd of jazz standards, “Serendipity,” available on iTunes, and served as state chair for the MTAC voice program Certificate of Merit.

She is currently teaching a full studio, remains active with MTAC and NATS, and enjoys adjudicating, performing, and writing articles for multiple music journals.

Sarah Sandvig to Publish in Theory for Singers Series

Alumna Sarah Sandvig, class of 2004 (MA Music Ed), signed with Kendall Hunt Publishing for her Music Theory for Singers book series (12 books total) in 2012. Her books are available online and in stores, and are being developed into apps to be released next year.

Since graduating, she taught music in Los Alamitos Unified for 7 years, released a cd of jazz standards, “Serendipity,” available on iTunes, and served as state chair for the MTAC voice program Certificate of Merit. She is currently teaching a full studio, remains active with MTAC and NATS, and enjoys adjudicating, performing, and writing articles for multiple music journals.

Kristine Forney Publishes Two Works

Kristine Forney (Musicology) has a scholarly article entitled “Renaissance Piety and Ceremony: Antwerp’s Speellieden at Work” published in Instruments, Ensembles, and Repertory, 1300-1600: Essays in Honor of Keith Polk, edited by Timothy McGee and Stewart Carter (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2013).

Dr. Forney also has recently published a new edition of her textbook; The Enjoyment of Music, 2nd Essential Listening Edition (W. W. Norton) appeared in March 2013.

David Ortega Sound Designer and Psychologist

Alumnus David Ortega (MM Composition 1995) completed his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2004. David is a critically acclaimed composer and sound designer with 17 years of experience in the video game industry. David’s music and sound can be heard on over 100 million sold products ranging from video games, television, mobile devices, and toys. David most recently composed the theme song and all in-game music for Disney’s #1 app store games “Where’s My Water” and “Where’s My Perry” for iOS and Android.

He also recently co-authored a paper with Dr. David Pincus, Associate Professor of Psychology at Chapman University, entitled “Orbital decomposition for the comparison of multiple categorical time-series.” in Stephen J. Guastello and Robert Gregson (Eds.), “Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences: Real Data.” Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis.

Perry LaMarca and Stavros Choplaros in Book on Animation

School of Art faculty member Aubry Mintz co-edited “Ideas for the Animated Short” which will be published shortly by Focal Press. In his chapter, “Developing a Short Animated Film,” he followed a student team which included BCCM alumnus Stavros Choplaros through the process of making an animated short. BCCM film music composition instructor Perry LaMarca is also featured in a chapter entitled “Creating Music to Support Narrative: An Interview With Perry LaMarca”