Dr. Lobel’s sound courses fall into three categories: creation, production, and critical thought. The classes are designed to be interwoven, and across 18 credit hours introduce students to a holistic approach to their musical practices. Theory, history, and critical perspectives are taught alongside practical application and artistic creation, providing an education that is focused on both aesthetic and praxial understanding of the student’s craft.
Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to work concert halls, studios, and multimedia productions. Students in these courses work on film projects, podcasts, studio recordings, and more, while learning how to select and use the appropriate hardware and software.
The development of critical thought through exploration of sound practices and philosophies helps students put their own work into historical and cultural context. Readings and discussion around leading philosophical perspectives, global musical practices, the creative process, and the history of acoustic and electronic music enrich our own creative perspectives.
MUSIC CREATION AND PERFORMANCE
These courses dive into a variety of programs and concepts revolving around the creation and performance of new electronic music. Classes emphasize current and forward-looking techniques, and provide opportunities for students to create and perform works in their own personal style while developing familiarity with new practices
CREATIVE WEB PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
Outside of the Sound Emphasis courses, Dr. Lobel also teaches a class on web portfolio development. Students learn to create and maintain a professional artistic portfolio site using the front-end web stack and WordPress. The class takes students through an introduction to HTML and CSS before turning attention to WordPress, where students then learn the fundamentals of how to build and maintain an aesthetically unique professional site that reflects their artistic identity.