SPC Music of the Week features student/alumni music creations to promote internal and external awareness of the SPC Music programs.
This week’s featured student: Tyler Corbin, Abi Hettritch, Nathalie Lopez
Music Selection: Mr. Take It Slow
About the Work: Producer’s Perspective
The inspiration behind this project was to use what we learned so far from the MIRA program to make an already great song something truly unique. At the time of this project, Abi Hettritch had already been singing “Mr. Take It Slow” with the Inevitable. When she showed Nathalie and me the demo her band had previously recorded, I got really excited with all the ideas I had for the song. The upbeat, jazz-rock feel made me think of Panic! At The Disco songs like “Crazy = Genius” so we pulled inspiration from that and similar songs throughout the production process.
One of the best experiences with this project was exploring different angles to approach a song and seeing all the different results you could get from it. “Mr. Take It Slow” didn’t initially have a horn section or a sax solo written in. But our curiosity caused us to explore that avenue and it lead to a really great product!
Impact of SPC Music
When I first joined MIRA, I was mostly curious about audio technology and sound engineering. But I quickly discovered that I have a true passion for the craft after getting the hands-on experience and learning from extremely talented and reputable teachers. I now own an audio company called Tampa Audio that specializes in live sound reinforcement and post-production mixing which I’ve been able to make my full-time job and apply everything I’ve learned from MIRA every day.
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About Music at SPC
Music AA Transfer
SPC’s Music and Music Education AA Transfer degrees (60 credits) are two-year programs that prepare students for transfer to University music programs in Performance, Music Education (Band, Chorus, Orchestra, General Music), and Music Therapy. Students earn Music State Common Perquisite credits in music lessons, music ensembles, music/aural theory, and student recital. Students also earn all 36 general education liberal arts credits.
Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) AS Degree
SPC’s Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) AS degree (64 credits) is a two-year workforce program with technology focus. It prepares students to work as producers, audio engineers, composers/songwriters in the music industry. The core curriculum includes courses in digital audio workstations, live sound engineering, studio recording techniques, critical listening, legal issues in music, practical music business, and more.
Audio Engineering and Production (AUDIOPE) Certificate
SPC’s Audio Engineering and Production (AUDIOPE) Certificate (24 credits) is a financial aid eligible certificate that includes instruction in digital audio workstations, studio recording techniques, acoustics, live sound and professional audio production. The stand-alone certificate prepares workforce internships and employment. The 24 credits also count towards the MIRA-AS degree.
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Donations impact our music students by providing:
(1) Scholarships for bonus elective courses
(2) Loaner hardware/software kits to those in need
(3) Expansion of facilities
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