DIGAhertz

June 1st, 2017

This year, the second semester of my Computer Music sequence (DIGA 462) was structured more as a peer working group. Students were responsible for developing two large-scale projects that fell within several pre-defined categories, and bringing their work-in-progress to class each week for comment and critiques. I worked on projects too and brought them in [...]

Stetson Coding Workshop

April 8th, 2016

This spring semester, I once again lead our Digital Arts juniors in a service learning project at the local Boys & Girls Club. The Stetson students designed a game that could be used to introduce key programming concepts to the kids at the club using Processing. In addition, they were responsible for documenting their work [...]

ARP mixtape 2015

December 19th, 2015

It was hard to take over this year’s DIGA 361: Audio Recording & Production course after the loss of my colleague Ethan Greene. He is still sorely missed by me and the students, who were all looking forward to working with him in the sound studio this term. In many ways, these are his students; I [...]

Service Learning at Boys & Girls Club

April 30th, 2015

This spring semester, I lead our Digital Arts juniors in a service learning project at the local Boys & Girls Club. We used Processing (which our majors all learned in Intro to Computing) to build a racing game and taught the kids about basic coding concepts. You can learn more about the workshop through this video produced [...]

Intro to Computing

July 15th, 2014

This summer, I returned to online teaching for Stetson with CSCI 111Q Intro to Computing. This course uses Processing to introduce fundamental programming concepts and is required of all Digital Arts majors at Stetson. I enjoyed the opportunity to review these concepts myself and get my feet wet with Processing, which I now find to [...]

Another Album Challenge

May 15th, 2014

Spring 2014 gave me the chance to teach Audio Recording and Production 2 again. Although it was not during the summer like last time, I decided to keep the album challenge intact. With a much larger class this time, we were able to break into five groups working on five albums! Although there were some [...]

ARP mixtape 2013

December 17th, 2013

Once again, students in DIGA 361: Audio Recording & Production gathered their best tracks into a compilation to share with listeners via the web. Our MP3 mixtape for 2013 features acoustic singer-songwriters, electronic dance music, and straight up garage rock. These diverse musical styles help to showcases all of the ways sound studio and DAW [...]

Boys & Girls Club Workshop

May 7th, 2013

This spring semester, I wanted to do something different with my Computer Music 2 course. I had seen the workshops that L2Ork did at their local Boys & Girls Club and thought it was an idea worth replicating. Transitioning from Mac to Ubuntu was a task unto itself for my students, but in the end [...]

Transportation videos

February 18th, 2013

While travelling in Europe, I felt compelled to shoot video out the window as a means of capturing the sensation of motion from these various modes of transportation. I am not quite sure what I will eventually do with these creatively, but in the meantime I am assigning these videos as inspiration for a sound [...]

Summer in the Studio

June 8th, 2012

Every other summer, I usually teach a section of Audio Recording and Production 2. This course gives students a chance to continue developing their skills in the recording studio. This year, we decided to push the envelope and set the goal of producing entire albums in less than 4 weeks (something akin to the RPM [...]