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2013 Innovation of the Year Project Detail.


Volunteer State Community College

Interdisciplinary Collaboration CD Project

James W. Story, Steve Bishir, and Lynn Peterson

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Innovation Type:
Learning and Teaching

Description:
Early in the fall, instructors meet to set up guidelines, rehearsal schedules, and a recording schedule for students. Several classes are involved with the CD project from song selections, auditions, artist development, rehearsals, program and poster development, recording, and final performance. Three classes collaborate on the Christmas CD project. Vol State Showstoppers, instructed by James Story, is a performance-oriented class to develop Musical Theater, commercial vocal or instrumental techniques. Commercial Music Ensemble, instructed by Lynn Peterson, presents live performances at local music venues and festivals. Recording Practicum, taught by Steve Bishir, receives practical experience in recording operations. At times, the Commercial Songwriting and Arranging class submits original songs for the CD project. The Spring CD project involves producing a record of 10-12 original songs written by students. Students learn to recognize good qualities in songs.

How this project is being recognized:
student’s recording selection process; local newspaper; VSCC website; campus blog; student newspaper; Facebook; student performances at local venues and festivals

The criteria this project has met
Quality Efficiency Cost Effectiveness
Creativity Timeliness Replication
Other

 

 

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