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IMPORTANT - INFORMATION HERE IS NOT CURRENT

As of the spring 2014 term the Electronic Music website (for Music 8, Music 51, and Music 77) have moved to a new address:

http://danmitchelldeanza.wordpress.com/


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As of the spring 2014 term the Electronic Music website (for Music 8, Music 51, and Music 77) have moved to a new address:

http://danmitchelldeanza.wordpress.com/


NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Friday, January 10, 2014

Registration Issues - Friday 1/10/14
As the first week ends I am reviewing my class rosters and lists of students who received add codes. There are several students who came to class and who said they would add... but who are not on my official rosters as of today. If your name appears below you must complete the add process in order to remain in the class - so please take care of this right away.

Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music

  • Ancheta
  • Monteverde
  • Frederick
  • Leschauer

Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music

  • Tran

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 1/10/14; 12:07:52 PM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Monday, January 6, 2014

Welcome to the winter 2014 term
Welcome to the winter 2014 electronic music classes at De Anza College. The following are a few important announcements and policies for week 1 of the new term.

Classes - The electronic music classes meet on two-day-per-week schedules in room A91. The Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music class meets on Monday/Wednesday at 12:30-2:20. The Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music class meets on Tuesday/Thursday at 12:30-2:20.

Attendance during Week 1 - It is critical that you attend the first class session. When there are students waiting to add the classes at the first meeting - and this will certainly be the case this quarter - I must drop "no shows" to make room for those who wish to add. You must contact me immediately if an unusual emergency interferes with your attendance at the first meeting.

In addition, when a class is full with a waiting list I cannot hold seats for students who are unable to come to class during the first week.

Adding electronic music classes - When space is available I will continue to add students during the first week of the term, up to the limit created by the number of available workstations in the lab. First priority goes to students who are on the wait list for the class. If space remains after they are added I will add students who come to class hoping to add. I'll share more information about this at the first class meetings.

Unfortunately, the Friday-only Music 51 class was canceled several weeks ago. It undoubtedly would have had more than 20 students by now, accommodating many of those who will want to add the MW section. Also unfortunately, because there are only 30 workstations in A91 I cannot add more than that number of students. I'll talk a bit more about these issues at the first class meeting as well.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 1/6/14; 8:26:59 AM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Saturday, December 21, 2013

Schedule Update - Important
The college is pursuing an aggressive enrollment management strategy this quarter and as a result the FRIDAY Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music class was cancelled on Friday 12/20. It was enrolled at a level that would have ensured the usual minimum enrollment and more by the start of the term, but the usual rules don't seem to apply this term.

The Monday/Wednesday Muisc 51: Intro to Electronic Music class is still open and will not be canceled.

As soon as the Friday class was closed the Monday-Wednesday class filled immediately - likely before all students from the cancelled Friday class had an opportunity to switch. If you were in the Friday class and you want to take the class this quarter I strongly encourage you to sign up for the MW class and get your name on the wait list as soon as possible. I have a list of the students who were registered in the Friday class before it was cancelled, and I will give them priority for any available openings in the MW section at the first class meeting.

Another option for students who have some background in electronic music may be to enroll directly in the Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music class that meets on TTh at 12:30-2:20. There is currently space available, so you should move quickly if you choose this option. It would be a good idea for you to send me an email message with some information about your background so that we can be sure this will work for you.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 12/21/13; 1:12:45 PM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter 2014 Class Update
Registration for De Anza College winter 2014 classes is now underway. Because of new "enrollment management" strategies at the college you should not wait to register for classes this term or you may find that the classes you want have been cancelled. If you think you may want to enroll in a class, do so as soon as possible!

My schedule for the winter term includes the following classes.

Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music is open to all students and there are no music prerequisites. (Some musical background is helpful, as is taking a class like keyboards or similar.) The class introduces you to the use of computer software for composing music. WE primarily use the Logic application in the class. Among the reasons students take this class:

  • desire to learn how to use computer software to compose and arrange.
  • acquire music technology skills as part of music training for music majors.
  • acquire knowledge and skills useful in other fields such as film/tv, computer science, etc

Two sections are scheduled this quarter:

  1. Monday/Wednesday at 12:30-2:20 in A91
  2. Friday-only at 10:30-2:20 in A91 - cancelled

The MW class is nearly full as of the time of this writing, but there is still sufficient space in the Friday-only section.

Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music is for students who have completed Music 51 and want to learn more as well as students with significant previous training in the electronic music field. You will learn to use the Reason application and to combine it with the Logic application. There is a single section this quarter:

  1. TTh at 12:30-2:20 in room A91

Enroll as soon as possible, and email me your questions and concerns.

I also teach Intro to Music classes...

Music 1A: Introduction to Music Western Cultures. is a music survey course that is frequently taken for several reasons:

  • Satisfying general education certificate and transfer in the arts and humanities area.
  • Satisfying music requirements for the AA degree and for transfer to four-year schools.
  • Satisfying your curiosity and interested in music!

The great majority of students who enroll in the class do not have formal music background, and they take the class most often to satisfy general education requirements.

I teach two sections:

  1. 9:30-10:20 MTWTh in room A11
  2. 10:30-11:20 MTWTh in room A11

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 12/17/13; 3:13:22 PM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Friday, August 30, 2013

Fall 2013 Music Department News
As I write this, the start of the fall 2013 term is only weeks away and registration at the De Anza College web site is underway. I hope you had a great summer and that you are now getting ready for a productive fall term.

Electronic Music classes - We offer two sections of electronic music classes during the fall term. Both are Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music. One meets on a MW 12:30-2:20 schedule and the other meets on a Friday 10:30-2:20 schedule. At this point it looks like both sections are full. If you are unable to get in for fall... we will offer both sections again in the upcoming winter 2014 term. We'll also offer our next Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music class during the winter term.

My Schedule - During the fall 2013 term I (Dan Mitchell) will again be on a professional development leave (referred to as a "sabbatical" by some) and will not be teaching. Qualified adjunct faculty members will teach the classes that I normally teach. I'll return for the winter and spring terms.

Music Department classes for all - The De Anza College Music Department offers a wide range of music classes for all sorts of students - from people looking for a beginning instrument/voice class to music majors, from orchestra and band to choirs, from classical to jazz and world music, from general education classes to performing groups. All music classes are open to all De Anza students - they are not restricted to music majors.

General Education Credit - Our Music 1 family of classes provides a popular and varied option for students who need to fulfill general education Area C arts and humanities requirements for transfer or certificates, and they can be used as part of a music transfer program as well. The following list includes them all - though some may now be full. I have highlighted sections in which there is still plenty of space for more students.

Introduction to Music classes fulfill "humanities and arts" general education (GE) requirements and some music transfer and certificate requirements:

  • Music 1A - Introduction to Music: Music in Western Cultures
    • 9:30AM-10:20AM MTWTh
    • 10:30AM-11:20AM MTWTh
    • 2:30PM-4:20PM MW
    • 4:30PM-6:20PM MW
    • Distance learning
  • Music 1B - Introduction to Music: Jazz Styles
    • 11:30AM-1:20PM TTh
  • Music 1D - Introduction to Music: From Roots to Rap
    • 3:30PM-5:20PM TTh
  • Music 1E - Introduction to Music: Latin America and the Caribbean
    • 1:30PM-3:20PM TTh

Other classes - (not a complete listing, so do see the class schedule at the college web site.)

Performing Ensembles - Join one of our ensembles - they are open to all De Anza students!

  • Music 20: De Anza Chorale - 6:30PM-10:20PM M
  • Music 21: Vintage Singers - 11:30AM-12:20PM (1:20PM Friday) MWF
  • Music 31: Chamber Orchestra - 7:30PM-11:20PM Th
  • Music 34 Jazz Ensemble - 4:30PM-6:20PM MW
  • Music 42: Symphonic Wind Ensemble - 12:30PM-2:20PM MW
  • Music 48 & 68 - Jazz Improvisation I, II - 6:30PM-9:20PM M

Instrumental/Vocal techniques classes - many start at the beginner level, so you can learn to play an instrument or sing.

  • Music 12ABC - Class Piano I, II, III - consult the schedule of classes
  • Music 13ABC - Beginning Singing I, II - consult the schedule of classes
  • Music 14ABC - Classical Guitar I, II - consult the schedule of classes
  • Music 18 - Intermediate Piano - 8:30AM-9:20AM MWF
  • Music 32AB - Jazz Solo Voice I, II - 6:30PM-9:20PM TTh
  •  Music 9 - Jazz Piano I - 6:30PM-9:20PM T
  • Music 69B - Jazz Piano II - 6:30PM-9:20PM T

Comprehensive Musicianship ("music theory") and Music Fundamentals - Comprehensive Musicianship is the core two-year music major sequence preparing students to transfer into a music major at the junior level. Each one year sequence (Music 3ABC and Music 4ABC begins in the fall term and continues through the winter and spring terms. Music Fundamentals is an introductory level course for students looking for basic skills in related areas and/or preparing to enroll in Comprehensive Musicianship.

  • Music 10A - Music Fundamentals - 9:30AM-10:45AM TTh
  • Music 3A - Comprehensive Musicianship I (first year) - 9:30AM-10:20AM MTWThF
  • Music 3B - Comprehensive Musicianship II (second year) - 8:30AM-9:20AM MTWThF

Electronic Music - An introductory class (Music 51) is offered every quarter for students who want to learn about using various technologies to produce music. An intermediate class (Music 8) is offered during the winter and spring term.

  • Music 51 - Introduction to Electronic Music
    • 12:30PM-2:20PM MW
    • 10:30AM-1:20PM Friday

This overview does not include all available music classes, so please check the current schedule of classes at the De Anza College web site.

Find more information on the "Music Classes" page.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 8/30/13; 12:01:19 PM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Friday, June 28, 2013

End of 2013 Spring Term
Thanks for taking Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music or Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music this quarter. I was pleased to hear a lot of interesting, competent, and creative work on the final projects in both classes. Grades are how posted here at the web site, so log in and have a look - or wait a week or so to see them in your official records.

Those of you who completed the Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music class are now eligible to enroll in Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music. In that class we focus more on learning how to create your own sound resources - synthesis, sampling, signal processing, and more. We'll use the Reason application alongside Logic, linking the two by means of Rewire to create a sophisticated music composition environment. This class is not offered in the fall, but will next be offered in the winter term of 2014 - I hope to see you there!

We will have two sections of Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music in the fall, so encourage your friends to sign up. The classes often fill to overflowing in the fall term.

Meanwhile, have a great summer!

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 6/28/13; 2:24:41 PM. | Discuss (1 response)



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tentative Music 51 Spring 2013 Grades
I have posted tentative final Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music grades on the web site. Use the normal log-in procedure to review your grades.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 6/27/13; 10:04:02 AM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Thursday, June 20, 2013

Make Copies of Work You Don't Want to Lose
We cannot guarantee that files saved on the computers at the end of the term will still be available after the term ends. If you want to keep copies of any of your work or other files make copies on a flash drive or other medium and take them with you before the final exam session.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 6/20/13; 3:27:47 PM. | Discuss


Schedule for Final Exams Week 2013
Monday, June 24

  • Music 51: Intro to Electronic Music class meeting at 12:30-2:20
    • This is the final regular class meeting of the quarter for the Music 51 class.
    • The next meeting will be the final exam session as listed below and in the class calendar.
    • Written test #2 is scheduled for part of this class session.
    • The remainder of the class session is for work on final projects.
    • You should finish your project by the end of this session.
    • The lab may remain open a bit later than usual on this day UPDATE: Due to a meeting that I am required to attend, the lab will NOT BE OPEN LATE on Monday and it will close at about 2:15. I will make extra efforts to create an added open lab tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25 at about 12:30-2:30 or so.
    • Final opportunity to play back any earlier projects - you must tell the instructor.*
  • Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music students may use available workstations.

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE STARTS ON TUESDAY

Tuesday, June 25

  • No electronic music classes meet today.
  • It is almost certain that the lab may be briefly open in the afternoon. Watch the class web site for announcements. Most likely opening time is likely to be from about 12:30 until 2:30. (I cannot make a certain guarantee about this session, but I am very confident that it will happen.)

Wednesday, June 26

  • FINAL EXAM SESSION FOR THE MUSIC 51: INTRO TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC CLASS
  • Exam session is at 11:30-1:30 - NOTE THE TIME - IT IS ONE HOUR EARLIER THAN OUR NORMAL TIME!
  • Session is used exclusively for playback of final projects.
  • Attendance is REQUIRED at final exam session, as per course green sheet.

Thursday, June 27

  • No electronic music class meetings

Friday, June 28

  • FINAL EXAM SESSION FOR THE MUSIC 51: INTERMEDIATE ELECTRONIC MUSIC CLASS
  • Exam session is at 11:30-1:30 - NOTE THE TIME!
  • Session is used exclusively for playback of final projects.
  • Attendance is REQUIRED at final exam session, as per course green sheet.
* Important note about playing back projects after the deadlines: If you have earlier projects that you want the instructor to evaluate, you must bring them to his attention no later than the class session listed. Projects submitted after those dates will normally not be considered. Also, DO NOT WORK ON THEM BEFORE COMPLETING THE FINAL PROJECT - Finish the final project first (since it is far more important in the determination of your course grade) and return to work on early projects only if you have extra time.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 6/20/13; 3:26:29 PM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Schedule Summary for End of Spring 2013 Term
The end of the spring 2013 term is rapidly approaching, and it is important to make best use of available time to complete your final project and to make sure that you have tests and final exam sessions recorded in your calendars. Here is a summary as of today - subject to change and updating as necessary?

 - - - WEEK 11 - - -

Wednesday, June 19

  • Music 51: Intro to Electronic Music class meeting at 12:30-2:20.
    • Quizzes returned.
    • Session is otherwise exclusively for working on final projects.
  • Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music students may use available workstations.
Thursday, June 20
  • Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music class meeting at 12:30-2:20.
    • This is a final regular class meeting of the quarter for the Music 8 class.
    • The next meeting will be the final exam session as listed below and in the class calendar.
    • The last class presentations are scheduled for this session.
    • The remainder of the class session is for work on final projects.
    • You should finish your project by the end of this session.
    • The lab will remain open after the scheduled end of the period - probably until 3:00, though this may change.
    • Final opportunity to play back any earlier projects - you must tell the instructor.*
  • Music 51: Intro to Electronic Music students may use available workstations.

 - - - WEEK 12 - - -

Monday, June 24

  • Music 51: Intro to Electronic Music class meeting at 12:30-2:20
    • This is the final regular class meeting of the quarter for the Music 51 class.
    • The next meeting will be the final exam session as listed below and in the class calendar.
    • Written test #2 is scheduled for part of this class session.
    • The remainder of the class session is for work on final projects.
    • You should finish your project by the end of this session.
    • The lab may remain open a bit later than usual on this day UPDATE: Due to a meeting that I am required to attend, the lab will NOT BE OPEN LATE on Monday. I will make extra efforts to create an added open lab tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25 at about 1:00-3:00 or so.
    • Final opportunity to play back any earlier projects - you must tell the instructor.*
  • Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music students may use available workstations.

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE STARTS ON TUESDAY

Tuesday, June 25

  • No electronic music classes meet today.
  • There is a possibility that the lab may be briefly open in the afternoon. Watch the class web site for announcements. Most likely opening time is about 1:00 PM.

Wednesday, June 26

  • FINAL EXAM SESSION FOR THE MUSIC 51: INTRO TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC CLASS
  • Exam session is at 11:30-1:30 - NOTE THE TIME!
  • Session is used exclusively for playback of final projects.
  • Attendance is REQUIRED at final exam session, as per course green sheet.

Thursday, June 27

  • No electronic music class meetings

Friday, June 28

  • FINAL EXAM SESSION FOR THE MUSIC 51: INTERMEDIATE ELECTRONIC MUSIC CLASS
  • Exam session is at 11:30-1:30 - NOTE THE TIME!
  • Session is used exclusively for playback of final projects.
  • Attendance is REQUIRED at final exam session, as per course green sheet.
* Important note about playing back projects after the deadlines: If you have earlier projects that you want the instructor to evaluate, you must bring them to his attention no later than the class session listed. Projects submitted after those dates will normally not be considered. Also, DO NOT WORK ON THEM BEFORE COMPLETING THE FINAL PROJECT - Finish the final project first (since it is far more important in the determination of your course grade) and return to work on early projects only if you have extra time.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 6/19/13; 12:59:10 PM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Music 51: Optional Resubmission of One Quiz
This quarter students in the Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music class will have the opportunity to raise their grades on one of the earlier quizzes, including quizzes #1, #2, and #4. (Quiz #3 is not eligible.) If you wish to do this you must:

  1. Print a new, clean copy of the quiz you wish to re-submit.
  2. Write the word "RESUBMIT" in large print across the top of the quiz.
  3. Submit the completed quiz at the start of class on Monday, June 17. No late submissions of the resubmitted quizzes will be accepted.
  4. If you earn a higher grade than you earned on the original version of the quiz, the higher grade will replace the original grade.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 6/11/13; 12:09:49 PM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Music 51: Intro to Electronic Music Quiz Update
As announced in class on Monday of this week, the due dates for quizzes #3 and #4 have been reversed, with result being that quiz #4 is due before quiz #3:

  • Quiz 4 - Due next Monday, June 10
  • Quiz 3 - Due the following Monday, June 17

Note that test #2, based on these two quizzes, will be on Monday, June 24, the last regular class day of the quarter before the final exam schedule begins.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 6/5/13; 12:34:30 PM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cloud Storage Alternatives to Flash Drives
As an alternative to using Flash drives to store backup copies of your class work and transfer it among computers, you might consider using your existing cloud storage or signing up for one of the free cloud storage accounts. These include:

Google Drive
Dropbox
copy.com

To the best of my knowledge, copy.com currently provides that largest amount of free storage, though both Google and Dropbox have been around longer. (I have accounts with all three, and all three are web-accessible.)

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 5/23/13; 12:51:42 PM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music Test/Quizzes
Two important announcements related to Music 8 quizzes and the first test:

  • The two quizzes have been graded, and grades are posted in the online grades update. You may optionally resubmit one of the two quizzes for a higher grade on THURSDAY, MAY 16 at the start of the period. If you do this, the following applies:
    • Write "RESUBMIT" across the top of the quiz that you choose to turn in.
    • You must print out a fresh copy of the quiz and answer on the new form.
    • Your final grade for the resubmitted grade will be the average of the first submission and the resubmitted quiz. (If you score lower on the resubmitted quiz you will retain your score from the first time you turned in the quiz.)
    • No late resubmitted quizzes will be accepted.
  • Test #1 is scheduled for our next class meeting this week on Thursday, May 16. This test is based on the questions on quizzes #1 and #2. The test is a closed-notes test and classroom computers will be off during the test.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 5/14/13; 8:57:45 AM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Upcoming Office Hour Change
I will likely alter my office hours a bit beginning next week (week II) of the spring term. Currently all of my office hours are at 8:30 a.m., but I would like to also be available at 11:30 a.m. on some days for students who cannot come to campus to meet at the earlier time.

Watch here for an update.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 4/10/13; 9:17:29 AM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring 2013 Term - Electronic Music
I teach the following electronic music classes during the spring 2013 term:

  • Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music
    1. Monday/Wednesday at 12:30-2:20 in room A91.
  • Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music
    1. Tuesday/Thursday at 12:30-2:20 in room A91.

As of today it appears that both sections are full and there are students on waiting lists. I can often add a few students at the first meeting, even when the class seems to be full. If you are on the wait list you will have first priority for any available spaces in the classes, but you must be present at the first meeting. If you are not on the wait list and want to add, be sure to attend that first class since this increases the chances that I'll be able to add you.

Contact me at mitchelldan@deanza.edu if you have questions.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 4/7/13; 10:27:53 PM. | Discuss


Grades Posted
Final course grades for the winter 2013 term have been posted.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 4/7/13; 10:25:16 PM. | Discuss



NewsArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived version of this story Monday, March 25, 2013

Music 8 Next Quarter?
Those of you finishing up Music 51: Intro to Electronic Music can take Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music next quarter. This class moves ahead from where we are at the end of Music 51, integrating Logic and Reason by means of Rewire and focusing on sound design and synthesis techniques that let you build your own custom sounds.  Registration is currently underway, so sign up now. (Note: After next quarter the class will not be offered again until Winter 2014!)

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 3/25/13; 1:46:31 PM. | Discuss


Tuesday Open Lab
If no other classes need the lab at the time I will have the lab open at about 1:30 on Tuesday for about 1 1/2 or 2 hours. This will likely be the last opportunity to work on your final project.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 3/25/13; 1:35:15 PM. | Discuss


Consider Taking Music 1A
I would like to encourage you to consider taking Music 1A: Introduction to Music next quarter. This course is useful to music students in various important ways:

  • If you are a "music major" working toward the Music AA degree the course fulfills degree requirements in Music.
  • As we develop and transition to the new AA-T Music degree, the course is recommended for fulfilling Area C Humanities general education (GE) requirements for the degree and for transfer in Music.
  • The course fulfills current Area C Humanities requirements for general education (GE).
  • Learning more about music from classes including this one will help you as you continue your work in electronic music.

I teach two sections of Music 1A: Introduction to Music next quarter:

  1. MTWTh 9:30-10:20 in A11.
  2. MTWTh 10:30-11:20 in A11.

Let me know if you have questions or need more information.

Posted by Dan Mitchell on 3/25/13; 1:29:29 PM. | Discuss



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Electronic Music @ De Anza 

De Anza College offers up to three electronic music classes each term. Classes are designed for music majors, students in other fields who want to learn  about music software and hardware, general interest students, and others. (Enroll early to make sure that you get a spot since we have reduced the number of available sections during some terms due to budget reductions.)

Music Tech Classroom

EMClass150W: Photograph of A91 Electronic Music Classroom - 150 pixel width.

The De Anza Music Department provides access to music software and hardware for students in a variety of classes including electronic music, comprehensive musicianship, music fundamentals, and more. Workstations include: Korg X50 keyboard, Apple iMac, Logic Pro, Reason, Protools LE, Sibelius, Garage Band.

Electronic Music Classes

As many as three sections of electronic music are offered each term - though due to budget cuts we have made some reductions. See the listing below to determine when each section is currently scheduled. (F = Fall, W = Winter, S = Spring):

Intro to Electronic Music (Music 51, two sections)

  • MW 12:30-2:15 (F,W,S)
  • F 10:30-2:10 (F,W)

Intermediate Electronic Music (Music 8, one section)

  • TTh 12:30-2:15 (W,S)

More information about these classes appears below in this sidebar and via links on the left side of the page. (Note: Music 8 follows Music 51, but some students who have not taken Music 51 may be qualified to go into Music 8 if they have appropriate experience/background from some other source.) Contact Dan Mitchell (mitchelldan@deanza.edu) for more information about the electronic music classes.

This information about the schedule is subject to change. Visit the De Anza College web site for current schedules and for registration and enrollment information.

De Anza College music classes are open to all students. This includes the electronic music classes and many other classes: performance groups, theory, keyboard, guitar, voice, instruments, etc.

Electronic Music @ De Anza 

De Anza College offers up to three electronic music classes each term. Classes are designed for music majors, students in other fields who want to learn  about music software and hardware, general interest students, and others. (Enroll early to make sure that you get a spot since we have reduced the number of available sections during some terms due to budget reductions.)

Music Tech Classroom

EMClass150W: Photograph of A91 Electronic Music Classroom - 150 pixel width.

The De Anza Music Department provides access to music software and hardware for students in a variety of classes including electronic music, comprehensive musicianship, music fundamentals, and more. Workstations include: Korg X50 keyboard, Apple iMac, Logic Pro, Reason, Protools LE, Sibelius, Garage Band.

Electronic Music Classes

As many as three sections of electronic music are offered each term - though due to budget cuts we have made some reductions. See the listing below to determine when each section is currently scheduled. (F = Fall, W = Winter, S = Spring):

Intro to Electronic Music (Music 51, two sections)

  • MW 12:30-2:15 (F,W,S)
  • F 10:30-2:10 (F,W)

Intermediate Electronic Music (Music 8, one section)

  • TTh 12:30-2:15 (W,S)

More information about these classes appears below in this sidebar and via links on the left side of the page. (Note: Music 8 follows Music 51, but some students who have not taken Music 51 may be qualified to go into Music 8 if they have appropriate experience/background from some other source.) Contact Dan Mitchell (mitchelldan@deanza.edu) for more information about the electronic music classes.

This information about the schedule is subject to change. Visit the De Anza College web site for current schedules and for registration and enrollment information.

De Anza College music classes are open to all students. This includes the electronic music classes and many other classes: performance groups, theory, keyboard, guitar, voice, instruments, etc.

Program Information

Intro to Electronic Music (Music 51A) - Learn the basics of synthesizers, drum machines, MIDI, and sequencing (using Logic). Choose from up to two sections: MW at 12:30-2:10 and F at 10:30-1:50 . This class is open to all students and there are no prerequisites.

Intermediate Electronic Music (Music 8B) - Work with pro-level synths, samplers, processors, and software (Logic, Reason and other programs). This class normally meets at 12:30-2:10 TTh. For students who have completed Music 51A or who have equivalent experience. Repeat the class for credit and study sound design and digital audio.

Questions? - Check the  class schedule for available sections - see the De Anza College web site. Send email to Dan Mitchell: mitchelldan@deanza.edu

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