Jay Champion, Choral Director
Kacy Bishop,
Assistant Director
700 Old Mountain Road, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
Phone: 678-594-8224 / Fax: 678-594-8226

lostmountainchorus@yahoo.com
Candace Wilkes, Principal

Proud to be selected to perform at the
2010 GMEA Statewide In-Service in Savannah, Georgia
and 2012 Inaugural Georgia State University
Invitational MidSingFest

 

ELECTRONIC MUSIC CLUB

EMC Concerts!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012    &     Monday, April 1, 2013

6 pm               LMMS Theater

Overview:

The Electronic Music Club is open to any students at Lost Mountain Middle School. The purpose of the club is to give students the opportunity to create music through electronic media such as digital recording, effects processing, MIDI sequencing, sound editing, and live performance. Additionally, students may explore possibilities of combining their music with other media and areas of fine arts (drama, dance, art). Other correlations may be made between music projects and other academic areas such as science, math, history, literature, social studies, etc. The compositional techniques and possible projects listed below are just some examples of what students may do. Students are encouraged to come up with their own ideas and submit them for approval.

Students are asked to complete leveled projects. These projects are designed to teach two things: how to use the software and hardware, and how to compose music. These projects gradually increase technical requirements to explore the full potential of hardware, software, and online resources. Each project also carries different compositonal requirements; thus allowing the student to create a portfolio of various kind of compositions. Download and view the level projects here:

Levels 1 & 2     Level 3     Level 4 & 5     Level 6     Level 7

How to join

EMC meets every Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. There is no audition or prior experience necessary. There is no attendance policy. Members don't need to attend every session; they only need to come regularly enough to stay productive. Work may also be done at home on your own equipment. Students interested in EMC should report to the Music Technology Lab and try it out.

Compositional Techniques:

 Digital Recording

Live performance or sound may be recorded using the microphone on the computer or by taking the M-Audio digital audio recorder to a remote location.

 Effects Processing

Digital effects may be added to any sound recording.

 MIDI Sequencing

MIDI sequencing uses the built-in sound bank in GarageBand. Music may be recorded into MIDI using the software applications built into GarageBand, or by playing music into the computer with a MIDI controller (music keyboard). MIDI files may also be downloaded from the internet and imported into a project.

Sound Editing

Recordings may be cut, cropped, spliced, repeated, etc. with the use of basic sound editing.

Live Performance

Music created on the computer may be used with a live performer on stage. Students who sing and/or play an instrument can create an accompaniment for themselves, perform a duet with themselves, etc.

Some possible projects may include:

Absolute Music

Create a piece of music designed only to be heard. It has no correlating meaning or story. This kind of music usually has no singing or narration.

Programmatic Music

Create a piece of music designed only to be heard. This piece of music will be an aural representation of some sort of message, story, or subject matter. (i.e., the sea, a storm, a story with actual events, a prayer, etc.) This music may have sung or spoken lyrics or narration.

podcasts

Original music is composed for use in a podcast. Possible podcasts include: presentation of a lesson covered in a class (part of a unit, summary of notes from a certain day, test review, etc.), presentation of a project completed for a class, school and/or club news, community news, character education (i.e., character story of the week, inspiring letters and speeches, etc.),  and hobbies (skateboarding, fantasy football, fashion, books).

Music and Dance

Original music is composed for performance with live dancing. Music may be programmatic or absolute, although the dancing may evoke programmatic qualities.

Music and Drama

Original music is composed to accompany acting (mime or spoken). Music may be played in the background while the acting takes place on stage. Due to the lack of exact timing when live acting occurs, music may be created and played using a series of shorter tracks and loops.

Music and Art

Original music is composed to be heard while the audience sees a series of works of art. These works may include a digital slideshow of pictures of any kind of art including drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, etc. Since the slideshow is already digital, it may include special viewing effects such as zooming in and out, sweeping, fading, etc.

Music and Literature

Original music is composed to represent a poem, letter, short story or other literary document. The literary selection may be spoken while the music plays, or it may be sung.

Video Production

Most projects can be filmed and edited into a finished video product. Students may use iMovie to create their project, or opt to use a similar program at home.


 

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