Friday, August 20, 2010

Free Fall Music Buz Lectures from Collin Commercial Music Dept.

Collin College Commercial Music will hold a lecture series off-campus at the Allen Public Library each Monday beginning on Sept 6. They hope to include the community and high school students as well as Collin students.

The series is on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Each presentation lasts about an hour. 

WHERE: ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY / 300 North Allen Drive / Allen, TX
WHEN: Every Monday in September @ 7:00 pm
SPONSOR: City of Allen “Bach to Books” & Collin County College
Bach to Books joins with Collin College to present a series of Monday night programs on “Trends in the Business side of the Music Industry”.  This series will provide legal, marketing, and technical considerations for recording and distributing music.  This program is free and no reservations are required
MONDAY / September 6 / 7:00 pm
Recent Case Studies in Music and Law, will be presented by Craig Crafton at 7 p.m., September 6.  A musician, artist, producer, label and retail owner for fifteen years, he will discuss what a song is legally and how fundamental legal copyrights define a song and the royalties that flow from the copyright.  Craig is chair of the Dallas Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section and serves as associate editor for the State Bar of Texas Sports and Entertainment Law Section journal.   Craig combines his business experience as a performer and creator and with his legal training to provide a unique and insightful perspective.
MONDAY / September 13 / 7:00 pm
Benefits and Challenges of Studio Musicians: At 7 p.m. September 13, Susan Hanlon and the Friday Afternoon Collin Recording Ensemble present their music and discuss the Benefits and Challenges of Studio Musicians.  Teaching commercial voice at Collin College as well as offering private lessons. Susan is completing a MA in music at the University of North Texas. A soloist as well as an ensemble member, she  has sung at many weddings, private events, and prestigious jazz festivals around the country.  Susan’s career highlightshave included performing at the IAJE conference in Toronto with UNT Jazz Singers and The Addison Jazz Festival as opening ensemble for New York Voices.
MONDAY / September 20 / 7:00 pm
Develop your Web Presence: Christopher Davis discusses Develop your Web Presence at 7 p.m., September 20.  Christopher holds a bachelor of music from Drake and earned  a masters degree from Austin Peavy State University. He has performed in master classes for world renowned artists such as Odair Assad and Christopher Parkening. Christopher’s performance experiences include solo classical guitar performances and work with rock, jazz, and Christian groups. In addition, Christopher also maintains and writes for the blog The Classical Guitar. 

MONDAY / September 27 / 7:00 pm
Issues with Live Electronic Music: The members of 755 will cover Issues with Live Electronic Music as well as present live music, 7 p.m.  September 27.  755 is a music collective centered around Russ Callison & David Siu. Started in Collin County in Spring 2010, the duo brings in a variety of collaborations and influences with a focus on dance genres.

Planned for October, a presentation on iPad/iPhone development of music apps by Nick Wheeler as well as a presentation by former student Jason Martin who works/composes for the Tom Joyner morning show and (hopefully) a presentation by our own faculty member Christopher Lund on his compositions in electronic music.

DSA encourages everyone to take part in this opportunity to learn from and network with the local music industry.

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Educational workshops on the craft and business of songwriting featuring industry professionals as panelist or guest speakers.