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FRIDAY & SATURDAY Admission (Two-Day Pass)
$80.00

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Start: Fri Oct 13th 9:00am

End: Sat Oct 14th 11:30pm

FRIDAY Admission (One-Day Pass)
$45.00

Start: Fri Oct 13th 9:00am

End: Fri Oct 13th 11:30pm

SATURDAY Admission (One-Day Pass)
$45.00

Start: Sat Oct 14th 9:00am

End: Sat Oct 14th 11:30pm

Alumni Admission (Two-Day Pass)
$60.00

Start: Fri Oct 13th 9:00am

End: Sat Oct 14th 11:30pm

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Class Visit: Brass Workshop (Music)

INSTRUCTOR: Ed Carroll. LOCATION: Wild Beast. VISITORS: Feel free to come and go discreetly during the workshop. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Brass Workshop provides a comprehensive look at topics related to professional performing standards on brass instruments.

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Class Visit: Skills for Visualization (Art)
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INSTRUCTOR: Joyce Lightbody. LOCATION: A113 (Main Building). VISITORS: Guests are welcome to come and go discreetly. COURSE DESCRIPTION: A workshop in fundamental color theory; including basic color perception and vocabulary. Exercises will focus on color mixing, color harmony and color contrast. This course also addresses developing an individualized sketch book practice utilizing traditional drawing techniques and less traditional image making processes. Concepts and techniques are explored with a focus on their application to graphic design.

Start: Fri Oct 13th 1:00pm

End: Fri Oct 13th 4:00pm

Class Visit: Tonal Skills D (Music)

INSTRUCTOR: Marc Lowenstein. LOCATION: B324 (Main Building). VISITORS: Feel free to come and go discreetly during the class. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The final course in a sequence of four courses in ear training and basic musicianship skills related to the comprehension of tone and tonal relationships in music including intervallic, harmonic and melodic comprehension and fundamental rhythmic skills. Exercises include chorales and keyboard music, scales and modes, sight singing and dictation exercises progressing from simple tonal music to more complex chromatic and atonal materials on advanced levels at the end of the course sequence. Extensive practice outside class time is required.

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Class Visit: Trigger: Electronic Percussion (Music)
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INSTRUCTOR: Amy Knoles. LOCATION: A300 (Main Building). VISITORS: Feel free to come and go discreetly during the class. COURSE DESCRIPTION: A series of hands-on workshops exploring the possibilities for musicians performing with electronic percussion controllers via computer music software, processors, sampling, loops based performance, and interactive audio/video. This course explores the potential and realized impact of electronic percussion in the world of live performance. Members of this class develop the ability to shape sound in ways that are informed by contemporary composition and performance practices. It is the goal of this course that: all participants become empowered electronic musicians/artists; that students be comfortable and adaptable when encountering newly designed percussion controllers, evaluating the possibilities as live performance tools and programming the devices confidently; Students will develop ancillary skills that question the design of existing controllers and may ultimately consider creating their own design for use in live performance settings. The course is two semesters in length, where the student will learn to program various percussion controllers such as: MalletKAT, DrumKAT, TrapKat, DITI, Push, Handsonic, Mandala Drum, and QuNeo; introductory experience with an interactive video program will be introduced and is encouraged to be incorporated into a final multimedia piece that will be created and performed either solo or collaboratively by the students in the class.

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End: Fri Oct 13th 4:00pm

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Class Visit: BFA 3 Acting Studio (Theater) with Daniel Passer
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INSTRUCTOR: Daniel Passer. LOCATION: Butler Building 2. VISITORS: Guests are welcome to come for the first hour and a half; please do not depart until the hour and a half has ended. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on performing the works of the modern classics such as Chekhov, Ibsen and Strindberg. We begin by analyzing the text in its depth and finding inner motive forces behind the words. Learning to convey complexity of hidden emotional world interconnected with the logic of the language is the base for our work. The actors are learning to 'commune' with each other. They are developing creative skills through varies exercises. While sharing, understanding and adapting to different methods they are building up their confidence and finding personal style and force. Besides reviewing the specifics (who, where, what and why) students are encouraged to form their own ideas. Awakening their imagination, learning how to use it and making brave choices is of crucial importance. Liberating their gift in a powerful and at the same time sophisticated ways is the goal of this approach.

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End: Fri Oct 13th 5:00pm

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Class Visit: BFA 3 Acting Studio (Theater) with Lars Jan
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INSTRUCTOR: Lars Jan. LOCATION: Coffeehouse Theater (Main Building). VISITORS: Feel free to come and go discreetly during the class. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on performing the works of the modern classics such as Chekhov, Ibsen and Strindberg. We begin by analyzing the text in its depth and finding inner motive forces behind the words. Learning to convey complexity of hidden emotional world interconnected with the logic of the language is the base for our work. The actors are learning to 'commune' with each other. They are developing creative skills through various exercises. While sharing, understanding and adapting to different methods they are building up their confidence and finding personal style and force. Besides reviewing the specifics (who, where, what and why) students are encouraged to form their own ideas. Awakening their imagination, learning how to use it and making brave choices is of crucial importance. Liberating their gift in a powerful and at the same time sophisticated ways is the goal of this approach.

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Class Visit: Career Designs for Musicians (Music)
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INSTRUCTOR: Lauren Pratt. LOCATION: B311 (Main Building). VISITORS: Feel free to come and go discreetly during the workshop. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The topic for the class meeting on October 13th is on "Taxes for the Freelance Musician." This course will provide students with practical skills and insights into gaining entry into the professional world after graduation. Topics to be covered include: planning short- and long-term professional goals; how to locate available jobs in performing and teaching; preparing resumes, vitas, and other documents specific to jobs currently offered; research and preparation for academic/industry job interviews; planning an audition recital and/or lecture recital; locating/creating internships or apprenticeships that can provide valuable training and career connections; what to look for in summer festivals; creating professional publicity materials; grant writing basics; and researching other music-related careers that are not specific to one's field of study. Students will be required to prepare written and verbal presentations related to each of the areas above as they apply to the students' own professional interests and goals.

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End: Fri Oct 13th 4:00pm

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Class Visit: Choreographers & Composers (Dance & Music)
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INSTRUCTOR: David Rosenboom. LOCATION: Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater (Main Building). VISITORS: Feel free to come and go discreetly during the workshop. Please refrain from entering or exiting the room in the middle of a piece. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This seminar focuses on investigating the possibilities in collaborative relationships between dance makers and music/sound makers. Dance students will experiment with how sound and movement interact, and with collaborating in different ways. Working with a range of composing students, they will have the opportunity to expand communication skills. In developing ways of supporting and challenging each others' creative processes, students will be able to develop the clarity, range and responsiveness of their own artistic voices.

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Start: Fri Oct 13th 1:00pm

End: Fri Oct 13th 3:00pm

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Class Visit: Cinematic Elixirs (Theater)
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INSTRUCTOR: Lewis Klahr. LOCATION: E314 (Main Building). VISITORS: Class will begin with a brief introduction, then we will watch a feature film in its entirety (2pm to 3:45-4:15pm); we will take a short break until 4:30pm; we will conclude with discussion and visually analysis until class ends. COURSE DESCRIPTION: For those who seek in film viewing the deeply altered state, a weekly experiment in ecstasy, terror and the ten thousand emotional gradients between. An eclectic hopscotch through the length and breadth of film history. We will sample the intoxicating pleasures of narrative and experimental, silence and sound, the purple and the prosaic, melodrama and realism, the maximal and the minimal, the blunt and the mysterious.

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Start: Fri Oct 13th 2:00pm

End: Fri Oct 13th 6:00pm

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Class Visit: Filmmaking Fundamentals (Film/Video)

INSTRUCTOR: James Benning. LOCATION: A116 (Main Building). VISITORS: Please arrive before class begins at 1:00PM. COURSE DESCRIPTION: An investigation of the aesthetics inherent to low cost production equipment. Students will be encouraged to make personal, experimental works from the point of view of the individual. Class analysis of these works will be directed toward the development of a critical model.

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Class Visit: Finding Money (Film/Video)

INSTRUCTOR: Janice Tanaka. LOCATION: Faculty Center (Main Building). VISITORS: Feel free to come and go during the hour. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Wonder where and how to look for funding, prepare and present your work and yourself when applying for grants or pitching a project for industry consideration? You'll learn this, as well as how to prepare a budget, production book, and look book, understand copyrights, contracts, business plans, and fiscal sponsorship. Class will include presentations by industry professionals.

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Class Visit: Jazz Faculty Ensemble with Alphonso Johnson (Music)

INSTRUCTOR: Alphonso Johnson. LOCATION: B319 (Main Building). VISITORS: Please refrain from entering or exiting the room in the middle of music rehearsing. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Performance of ensemble works written for small jazz groups. Faculty members lead groups and play alongside the students.

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Start: Fri Oct 13th 12:00pm

End: Fri Oct 13th 2:00pm

Class Visit: Movement (Theater)
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INSTRUCTOR: Anthony Nikolchev. LOCATION: E197 (Main Building). VISITORS: Feel free to come and go discreetly during the class. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class will explore movement techniques and approaches from a variety of sources and will expand the student's knowledge of the movement world in general.

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Start: Fri Oct 13th 2:00pm

End: Fri Oct 13th 3:30pm

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Class Visit: Music of James Tenney (Music)

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Wannamaker. LOCATION: B312 (Main Building). VISITORS: Feel free to come and go during the hour. COURSE DESCRIPTION: James Tenney was a pioneer in multiple areas of music, all of which remain domains of vigorous creative activity to the present day. These include plunderphonia, computer music, process form, spectral music and extended just-intonation. His theoretical writings addressing the perception of form, timbre and harmony have been similarly influential. Moreover, a remarkable cross-section of American experimental art in the 20th Century is provided by the ensemble of Tenney's teachers (Edgard Varese, Carl Ruggles, John Cage, LeJaren Hiller), associates (Stan Brakhage, Carolee Schneemann, Harry Partch, Max Mathews, the Judson Group, Fluxus, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Harold Budd, Conlon Nancarrow, Lou Harrison) and students (John Luther Adams, Michael Byron, Peter Garland, Charlemagne Palestine, Larry Polansky, Marc Sabat, Chiyoko Slavnics, Catherine Lamb, Daniel Corral). This course provides a detailed analytical survey of Tenney's music and thought, with periodic excursions exploring the work in diverse media of his associates.

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Class Visit: Realist Style (Film/Video)

INSTRUCTOR: Gary Mairs. LOCATION: Butler Building 3, Room J. VISITORS: Please arrive on time at 12:30 in order to enjoy the entire film being screened and the discussion that will follow. COURSE DESCRIPTION: An investigation into the formal means that narrative filmmakers (from the Italian neo-realists to Dogme95, Renoir to Cassavetes) have used to achieve a heightened sense of "reality" in their work. Topics include the incorporation of documentary technique into fictional films, "improvisation," performance styles and the relationship between these "naturalist" filmmakers and the mainstream cinema. The class consists of a lecture/discussion and a screening each week.

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Start: Fri Oct 13th 12:30pm

End: Fri Oct 13th 4:00pm

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Class Visit: Speech (Theater)
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INSTRUCTOR: Dwight Bacquie. LOCATION: F100A (Main Building). VISITORS: Feel free to come and go discreetly during the class. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Fall semester of the BFA 2 Speech year intensifies the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as the practice of transcription, sound production and execution of Good Speech, in the tradition of Edith Skinner. Students become familiar with Classic American Stage Speech. Greater emphasis is placed on the application of those skills to text. Classical and heightened - language texts are used to facilitate the development of the skills, with particular focus being given to Shakespearean text. Students are also taught the traditional pronunciations in Elizabethan language.

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End: Fri Oct 13th 3:30pm

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Class Visit: Tabla Accompaniment (Music)

INSTRUCTORS: Swapan Chaudhuri & Randy Gloss. LOCATION: B236 (Main Building). VISITORS: No shoes may be worn in the Tabla Room, and guests and students will be sitting on the floor. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will teach students how to accompany vocal and instrumental music. Students will learn how to play with different thekas (rhythm cycles).

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Class Visit: Tala Systems (Music)

INSTRUCTORS: Swapan Chaudhuri & Randy Gloss. LOCATION: B236 (Main Building). VISITORS: No shoes may be worn in the Tabla Room, and guests and students will be sitting on the floor. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class will cover the concepts of Tala - organizing time into units, both duple and triple meters. The North Indian tala system will be explored, ranging from 3 beats to 128 beats. Students will learn the different talas and their patterns with syllables and will be exposed to the North Indian notation system, including learning how to read and write it. The different schools of tabla and their specialties will be taught.

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