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MWF 10:10 a.m. Prof. Alicyn Warren
MWF 11:15 a.m. Prof. Chi Wang

Introduction to MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, MIDI/audio sequencing software, and the virtual instruments commonly found in these systems, such as synthesizers and samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects and several quizzes.

This course is geared for those with little prior technical training.

Prerequisites: a basic understanding of rhythmic notation, and some previous experience making music (playing an instrument, singing in a choir, writing songs, etc.). Students without any experience creating music will find some aspects of the course difficult.

The course is normally offered in the fall and spring semesters and during the second 8-week Summer Session. It is 3 credit hours. Classes meet in room M373 in the Music Library, which holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class.

  • Non-music majors must register for Z361.
  • Music majors must register for K361.
  • Graduate Students must register for N561.

M373 is on the third floor of the Music Library, which is in the Simon building, at the corner of Jordan Ave. and 3rd Street. Enter the Music Library on the first floor (a half flight of steps below the Jordan Ave entrance). The library is on the south end of the building, near 3rd St. After entering the library, head for the stairs at the south end of the building, and climb to the 3rd floor (or take the elevator that is near the staircase). The classroom is just to your right as you get to the top of the stairs.