Welcome to NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, the Summer Music Education Series at Paradise Valley Community College.
Presented by the Commercial Music Program, all events in this series at FREE and open to students, staff and community. Reservations are not required but are recommended. Call 602-787-7738 to reserve your space.
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 115 music room, Instructor: Phil Goldblatt
Join us every Monday evening in June to sing a wide variety of musical styles in a choral setting. Attendees will learn proper breathing and vocal technique as well as simple harmonization.
Monday, June 3rd - Selections from The Beatles
Monday, June 10th – Selections from Broadway
Monday, June 17th – Selections from Disney
Monday, June 24th – Selections from Billboard Top 40
The Art of Audio Mixing and Remixing
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 120 Electronic Music Lab, Instructors: Brett Reed and John Keenan
Monday, June 3rd – Mixing Foundations: Bass and Drums in Acoustic Music - Brett Reed
Monday, June 10th – Using Samples: Modern Drum Sounds for Stage and Studio - Brett Reed
Monday, June 17th – How to Remix: Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, U2 - John Keenan
Monday, June 24th – Making Beats for Radio Friendly Songs - John Keenan
Brazilian Drum and Dance Workshops
Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, KSC1000, Instructors: Joseph Goglia, Samuel Peña and special guests
Join us every Tuesday in June to explore the hand drumming rhythms, songs and dance from Brazil, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Be sure not to miss June 11th for a very special Bomba masterclass with Beto Torrens from Puerto Rico.
June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th
Collaborative Improvisation and Music Composition
Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA115, Instructors: Josh Bennett and Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer
Join Oh My Ears (OME) administrators Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer and Josh Bennett to discover and experiment with modern music making techniques. This class will explore how collaborative improvisation and composition can yield exciting musical creativity. We will investigate group improvisation, graphic score composition and analysis, group composition, electroacoustic experimentation, and more! Bring your axe and an open mind!
June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th
Music Technology Workshops
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 120 Music Lab, Instructor: Tony Obr
June 5th - Introduction to Modular Synthesis- Learn the basics of analog modular synths, including tips on how to set up your own modular system. Noprior experience necessary.
June 12th - Intermediate Modular Synthesis- Learn about more advanced analog modular synthesizer topics, including how to connect a modular synth to other gear and recording a modular in a DAW. No prior experience required, but participation in the previous (June 5th) workshop is encouraged.
June 19th - Interactive Multimedia Art- Learn about creative coding and build audio reactive visuals in programs like Processing and Nodebox. No prior experience necessary.
June 26th - DIY Low Power Synthesizers and Circuit Bending- Learn the basics of handmade electronic music. Have fun building your own low power synthesizer! Participants are encouraged to bring a 9volt battery. No prior experience necessary.
Singer/Songwriter Open Mic
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 115, Instructors: Michael Ferraro and special guests
Please call 602-787-7738 to signed up to perform each week. Performers should prepare two songs each week.
Piano, Amps and PA system will be provided.
June 5th – Co-Hosts: JAM and Summer Welsh
June 12th – Co-Hosts: TBD
June 19th – Co-Hosts: Janae Dunn and Lois Zozobrado
June 26th – Co-Hosts: TBD
Film Scoring Analysis and Live Film Scoring
Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 120 Music Lab, Instructor: Josiel Perez
During this workshop, the participants become familiar with film scoring genres such as comedy, horror, mystery, adventure, and action. The participants will also have the opportunity to score live by using their primary or secondary instrument during the session. This technique fosters creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking in solving problems because of the opportunity to score a scene on the spot.
June 6th - Comedy -Alan Silvestri
June 13th - Horror - Charles Bernsteine
June 20th - Action - James Newton Howard
June 27th - Source Music