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Catching the Wave! The Physics of Music

Monday, June 26, 2017 until Friday, June 30, 2017

Summer overnight workshop for high school students entering grades 10-12

Lead instructors:

            Charles Moreau, Associate Professor of Physics, Albion College

            Clayton Parr, Associate Professor of Music, Albion College (link to bio)

            Matthew Script, Senior Audio Engineer, Fisher-Price Corp., Buffalo NY

In this week-long, hands-on workshop, students will explore the world of musical sound waves, and analyzing and understanding the acoustic reasons why music sounds the way it does.  We'll use a number of different technological tools in experiments where students will create synthesized sounds, analyze the waveforms generated by musical instruments and the human voice, and get acquainted with principles of architectural acoustics.   There will also be opportunities to use compositional and audio software to enhance your abilities to create your own music.

Students who play a musical instrument are encouraged to bring one along - we'll combine live musical performance with our technological creations in a closing public recital!

Cost for attendance is $600 and is due by April 30th.  EXTENDED until May 15, 2017

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