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MSU students' works selected for national electronic music festival

March 26, 2014

Ben Raph, left, and Zach McKinley, both music technology students at MSU, recently had their compositions selected by jury for performance at the 2014 National Student Electronic Music Event. Both students’ works were written in their first year of the music technology program for classes taught by Linda Antas, professor in the program. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.   High-Res Available

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Zach McKinley and Ben Raph, both students enrolled in Montana State University’s music technology program in the MSU School of Music, recently had their compositions selected by jury for performance at the 2014 National Student Electronic Music Event.

The conference was hosted by the Music Technology Graduate Program at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga.  

Both students’ works were written in their first year of the music technology program for classes taught by Linda Antas, professor in the program.

McKinley’s work, “Dark Rain,” was his final project for MIDI and Electro-acoustic Composition.

It combines pre-recorded electronic sounds with live performance on electric guitar with various pedals.

Raph’s s work, “Woolgathering,” was a midterm project for Introduction to Digital Music. It uses a variety of sound sources, including digitally processed recordings of his own voice and synthesized sounds.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology at MSU is a synthesis of traditional musical training applied through new technologies. Students develop skills in areas including acoustic and electro-acoustic music composition and theory, recording, sound synthesis, sound design for film and theater, audio for film/video and multimedia, film scoring, notation and sequencing, orchestration, interdisciplinary collaboration, entertainment business, and instrumental/vocal performance.

For more information, contact Antas at linda.antas@montana.edu or 994-5798.

 

Linda Antas (406) 994-5798, linda.antas@montana.edu