dan mitchell

I teach Electronic Music and Introduction to Music classes at De Anza College. More information about the classes is available at the Electronic Music and Intro to Music class web sites. Contact me (mitchelldan@deanza.edu) with questions about my classes. Visit the De Anza College web site for general college information including registration and admissions.

As of the spring 2014 term my website is at:

http://danmitchelldeanza.wordpress.com/


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

Spring 2015 Electronic Music Classes
 

The De Anza College Music Department offers two electronic music classes for the upcoming spring 2015 quarter. Registration starts near the end of February (register early to ensure your spot in the class!) and classes  start in early April. You are invited to take these classes, and here is a bit of information to help you select the right one for you:

Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music meets on Monday/Wednesday at 12:30-2:20. In this class you will learn about using powerful software to create music — primarily we work with the Logic X program, though you'll be able to apply what you learn to other apps, too. The class is open to all students, and while it is helpful if you have some basic experience making music, there are no prerequisites for the class. Course credit is transferable to CSU.

Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music  meets on Tuesday/Thursday at 12:30-2:20. Most students take this class after completing Music 51, but if you have experience with music software you may be able to enroll directly in the Intermediate class. A primary focus of the course is on "sound design," the creation of your own sounds and other resources using the Reason  and the Logic applications. Late in the term we learn how to combine both programs and link them together to create a powerful multiple-application music environment. Course credit is transferable to CSU and UC.

Special note about Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music.  We do not offer Music 8 every quarter. The spring term will be the last time it is scheduled until 2015! If you are interested in this class, enroll now — and enroll early!

Contact Dan Mitchell at mitchelldan@deanza.edu with questions.

(Posted 2/25/15; 9:09:15 PM #)

Saturday, April 5, 2014 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

NEW WEBSITE FOR DAN MITCHELL AT DE ANZA COLLEGE
 

As of the spring 2014 term my website is at:

http://danmitchelldeanza.wordpress.com/



(Posted 4/5/14; 1:52:48 PM #)

Saturday, March 22, 2014 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

Winter 2014 Finals Week Schedule
 
Finals exams take place during the week of March 24-28, with the final exam schedule beginning on Tuesday, March 25. (Yes, Monday, March 24 is a regular class day! I meet my Music 1A and Music 51 classes at their normal times on Monday.)

Classes & Exam Sessions
  • Music 1A: Introduction to Music
    • 9:30 MTWTh class final exam session at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, March 26
    • 10:30 MTWTh class final exam session at 9:15 AM on Thursday, March 27
  • Music 8: Intermediate Electronic Music
    • Final exam session at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, March 25
  • Music 51: Introduction to Electronic Music
    • Final exam session at 11:30 AM on Thursday, March 27


(Posted 3/22/14; 7:07:08 AM #)

Sunday, March 16, 2014 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

Spring Term Electronic Music Classes
 

Electronic Music Classroom - De Anza College


We will have two electronic music classes during the spring 2014 term. (Registration is already underway!) Our lab was recently updated to have brand new computers and the newest versions of music software such as Logic, Reason, Sibelius, and more.

MUSIC 51: INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC - This class is for those getting started on using electronic music technologies. You'll learn to work with the Logic application. Logic is a high-end DAW (digital audio workstation) application that supports synthesis, mixing, sequencing, arranging, composing, and much more. The class is likely to fill early since we have only a single section this quarter - so register early! The class meets on MW at 12:30-2:20 in A91.

MUSIC 8: INTERMEDIATE ELECTRONIC MUSIC - This class focuses on sound design (how to create your own sound resources, instead of relying on presets) and we use both the Reason and Logic applications. Students typically take this class after completing Music 51. However, because of the reduced number of Introduction sections this year I will try to accommodate student with some background who wish to start out in Music 8. The class meets on TTh at 12:30-2:20 in A91.

(Posted 3/16/14; 9:07:32 AM #)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

Music Department on Facebook
 
Did you know that there is a Music Department Facebook page? Take a look, "like" the page, and choose to "get notifications" if you want to use Facebook to stay in touch with the department and with fellow music students.


(Posted 3/12/14; 7:49:04 AM #)

Thursday, March 6, 2014 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

New Morning Music 1A Class Schedule for Spring Quarter
 
In the hope that it will serve students better, we are trying a new schedule for the spring quarter morning Music 1A: Introduction to Music classes. There will again be two morning sections, but rather than meeting on a four-day-per-week schedule, each section will meet two days per weekThe two sections for spring are:
  • Monday/Wednesday at 9:30-11:20 (Course Number: MUSID001A0and CRN: 01333)
  • Tuesday/Thursday at 9:30-11:20 (Course Number: MUSID001A0and CRN: 01334)
Bottom line: You can either take the section that meets at 9:30-11:20 on Monday and Wednesday or you can take the section that meets at 9:30-11:20 on Tuesday and Thursday.

(Posted 3/6/14; 3:18:20 PM #)

Sunday, January 5, 2014 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

Website Updates
 
This quarter I am updating my old websites and moving them to different URLs.

This website will also move before long.

(Posted 1/5/14; 4:40:54 PM #)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

Winter 2014 Electronic Music Classes
 
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

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

I also teach electronic 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

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.

(Posted 12/17/13; 3:13:33 PM #)

Winter 2014 Classes and Registration
 
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 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

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

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.

(Posted 12/17/13; 3:06:48 PM #)

Sunday, October 27, 2013 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

Musicians, Intermission
 
Musicians Intermission: Musicians outside the stage door at intermission. Symphony Silicon Valley concert, October 26, 2013. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

Musicians outside the stage door at intermission. Symphony Silicon Valley concert, October 26, 2013. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

(Posted 10/27/13; 8:50:10 AM #)

Friday, October 25, 2013 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

Bassist Bill Everett
 
Bassist Bill Everett: My professional development leave (PDL) project involves working with professional classical musicians in the Symphony Silicon Valley and the San Jose Chamber Orchestra - I am "embedded" with the groups for a three year period, during which I attend virtually all of their rehearsals and performances and other events. This is a photograph of Symphony Silicon Valley principal bassist Bill Everett warming up backstage at a recent concert. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

My professional development leave (PDL) project involves working with professional classical musicians in the Symphony Silicon Valley and the San Jose Chamber Orchestra - I am "embedded" with the groups for a three year period, during which I attend virtually all of their rehearsals and performances and other events.

This is a photograph of Symphony Silicon Valley principal bassist Bill Everett warming up backstage at a recent concert. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

(Posted 10/25/13; 7:35:28 AM #)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 ArchiveLinkIcon: Link to archived copy of daily news

G Dan Mitchell Exhibits with Studio Nocturne - October 19-20
 
StudioNocturne2013: STUDIO NOCTURNE 2013 San Francisco Open Studios October 19-20, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Fort Mason Center, Bldg D

I am one of the photographers of Studio Nocturne, a group of (mostly) night photographers who will exhibit as part of the 2013 Artspan San Francisco Open Studios this month.

Come and see us and our photography...

October 19-20 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Fort Mason Center Bldg D, Ground Floor San Francisco

(There is a special preview exhibit the night before the event listed above. Contact me for more information.)

Studio Nocturne on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StudioNocturneSF

(Posted 10/1/13; 1:50:15 PM #)

   








 




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WEB SITE FOR MUSIC 1A HAS MOVED. IMPORTANT

The web site for Dan Mitchell's Music 1A classes has moved to a new URL - please visit:

http://introtomusicdeanza.wordpress.com/

... and bookmark the new address.

(Materials on the old site have not been updated and will not be updated and no longer represent official class information.)

Source: Music 1; Updated: 1/8/2014.

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