My third year at UW Oshkosh was packed with concerts, student projects, events, and guest visitors. It was a time of hard work that payed off in many ways. Here are just a few of the many highlights:
We had numerous guest visitors to classes during the semester, but the highlight had to be our visits from the Boys & Girls club of Green Bay. We did various different projects in the recording studio, and on their most recent visit, collaborated with UWO students to record a version of Jackson 5’s “ABC”:
Another guest visitor highlight was when friend and former classmate Tony Memmel visited along with alum Sue Guenther to talk with music students about life as a musician, songwriter, and clinician. We all really enjoyed Tony’s stories and performing, and it was great to reconnect with tony and other college classmates.
Additionally, there was a whole lot of work done both in class and in restoring some of the recording studio spaces. Below is a pic from a day in our Recording Studio Procedures class recording Cello with Alina Xiong:
We also did a lot of work in our Audio for Video class. On this particular day, we were doing a microphone demonstration using the infamous scene from the film, “Taken”, featuring some excellent acting work by Sean Becher:
And lastly, a shot of the reimagined “Pro Tools Studio” where students can work on projects with a much more streamlined setup:
Cassie was also very hard at work both with school and gallery exhibitions. Here, we are checking out her work in a gallery show at Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee:
This may very well have been the busiest semester yet, but there was a lot of fun to be had, and a lot of learning both my myself and the students. I love this job because it always changes and keeps me on my toes. I’m looking forward to what the Spring semester brings!