So, this class was a special offering listed under humanities, but it was really a music class covering the history and different styles of Latin music in the U.S. It was really interesting and gave me a good background on which to ground my interests in Afro-Cuban jazz. Great class and Shannon Dudley-- great teacher.
My second year of marching band was pretty much a direct continuation of the first year. I was still playing snare drum, but I had moved up a couple spots. I say that it was like a continuation because although marching band is only officially in the fall, the band does things throughout the entire school year and sometimes during the summer too. The drumline camp and band camp is in fact, during the summer.
The UW Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra! This was the coolest experience I've ever had in a musical ensemble. Well, for one... we had the supremely famous, Joe Santiago.
Ah-ha. This class. This class was private lessons with Joe Santiago.
Yeah. This class was pretty cool and I sure learned a lot about music! I think we started from Gregorian Chants and got all the way up through the Beatles and some interesting experimental music and things. It was great. Trained my ears to hear forms and underlying motives in music and exposed me to a lot of different music. Great course!
I don't know what I was thinking when I decided to take concert band. I think I took it because if I didn't, it would be the first quarter with me not taking a music class. It ended up being okay, and I got to play the Ascension from the Divine Comedy again. You know, using a wine glass as a musical instrument is always fun!
Marching band my freshman year. How can I describe this...
What i learned in college
Here, I will be documenting the courses I have taken throughout my experience at the University of Washington and what I've learned from each course.