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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Gerald Strang Electronic Music Studio

The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music is the home of the Gerald Strang Electronic Music Studio. Here students use Logic Studio on the Mac platform to create works in a 5.1 surround sound environment. Classes taught in this studio include:

Music 370 (Introduction to Music Technology)

  • Introduction to principles of sound recording, sound production, sound reinforcement, MIDI, and electronic music.

Music 455/555 (Computers and Sound)

  • Introduction to software for sound synthesis, sequencing, digital audio, and sound processing.

Music 456/556 (Sound Design)

  • Introduces students to principles of composition and analysis of electro-acoustic media through application of music software, sampling, digital media, digital signal processing, and psychoacoustics.
  • Culminates in collaborative creative project involving video, web, or live theater.

Music 457/557 (Composition with Digital Media)

  • Computer-created projects that combine visual media (including web-based), and electronic music.

Music 497E (Composition with Interactive Technologies using Max/MSP)

Film Scoring Studio

The Film Scoring Studio also uses Logic Studio and the Mac platform:

Music 411/511 (Film Scoring)

  • Review development of various musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical concepts and problems in creating music for films.

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Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, director

The Composers’ Guild will perform works solely by BCCM composers. Works for this evening include: Nocturne in Solitude: Valor—Jeffrey Plett, The Day the World Almost Ended—Stephen Tontz, and Orange-Brown-White: Movement 1, Orange—Cameron Johnston.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital

Satoko Inoue: New Japanese Piano Music

  • Monday, October 22, 2018
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital***Cancelled

Sarah Cahill: New Music for Piano

  • Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Composers’ Guild Presents: 3-Minute Wonders with C3LA chorus

Alan Shockley, director

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

  • Friday, November 16, 2018
  • 6:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Laptop Ensemble

Martin Herman, director

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7
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  • California State University, Long Beach
  • 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd.
  • Long Beach, CA 90840-7101
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