Jazz at U-Idaho
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Below are a list of the workshops that happened during the 2013 Jazz Festival.
NI/TAC Tom Gorman
Making Stringed Instruments: What Kind of Wood (and Why!)
Friday 1:30-2:30 p.m., College of Natural Resources Room 25
Professor Tom Gorman from the College of Natural Resources Renewable Materials program will host Mike Boeck and Steve Weill, Idaho instrument makers, who will show how they choose the wood to make violins, mandolins, and acoustic guitars, how they are assembled, and what it takes to result in a great acoustic sound.
NI/TAC Norman Pendegraft and Jeff Bailey
The Elephant Called Business
Friday 12-1 p.m. , Albertson Building Room 311
College of Business and Economics Professors Norman Pendegraft and Jeff Bailey will lead this interesting and informative session on the Business of Music. Those who attend will participate in an activity to better understand business.
NI/TAC Christine Berven and Marty Ytreberg
Making Waves with Music
Friday 2:30-3 p.m., Renfrew Hall 111
College of Science Physics Professors Christine Berven and Marty Ytreberg will use fun demonstrations to show how physicists explore the science of sound and how the effects of sound can be made visible.
NI/TAC Mark Nielsen
Math and the Musical Scale
Friday 1:45-2:15 p.m., Renfrew Hall 125
Saturday, 10:45 to 11:15, Renfrew Hall 125
A scale is simply a division of the octave into steps. How did our 12-tone scale come to be? The answer has some unexpected mathematical twists! College of Science Mathematics Professor Mark Nielsen will help make sense of why we do what we do with music.
NI/TAC Sally Machlis
Friday 10-11:30 a.m., Ridenbaugh Hall
Participants in the Jazzy Drawing workshop will have the opportunity to look at, judge and create art. They will get a chance to view the University of Idaho Annual Statewide High School Art Exhibition and vote for the people's choice award. They will receive a Jazz festival button for voting. Workshop participants will also have an opportunity to learn about some of the visual artists who were inspired by Jazz music and use a variety of drawing materials to interpret and respond to jazz music in a studio environment. They will receive their own sketchbooks at the workshop.
NI/TAC Sam Miller
Wow, is this Real?
Friday 1-2:30 p.m., Reflections Gallery
Virtual Technology and Design’s interactive emerging technologies presentation. Designers use a wide range of tools from pencils to computers. These tools are used in combination to move a project from concept to completion. CG Artist and Technology Lecturer Sam Miller with undergraduates from the Virtual Technology and Design (VTD) would like to invite you to an exhibit and audience participation of some of the Motion Capture tools that VTD uses at the College of Art & Architecture for Smart Gaming and Visualizations.
NI/TAC Matt Montgomery and Eric Vandenburg
How to Live in Perfect Harmony: Copyright Law and How it Affects Musicians
Saturday 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Menard Law Building Room 104
Third-year College of Law students Matt Montgomery and Eric Vandenburg will discuss the rights of musicians to produce, perform, and distribute their copyrighted works. Additionally, the potential ramifications of copyright infringement in musical works as well as steps a copyright owner can take to prevent their work from infringing on another's will be addressed.
NI/TAC Robert Rinker
The Collision of Science and Art
Friday 1-1:45 p.m., Borah Theatre
What happens when you ask an Engineer how to inspire a football team – and excite the audience at the same time?! That’s what Bob Rinker of UI’s Computer Science Department found out last year when the UI Marching Band went looking for some sparkle and shine! Drop in on this informative session and find out from Bob Rinker how interdisciplinary collaboration, a couple engineers, and a few dozen LEDs made beautiful music together.
TAC Campus Tours Available!
Wednesday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., SUB Campus Visit Office
Inspired by the vibe at Jazz Fest? Take a tour of the campus that houses the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Hear about the University of Idaho straight from current students on this casual, student-focused tour of the residential campus designed by the same landscape architect firm that designed New York’s Central Park, Notre Dame, Stanford and the Capitol Grounds in Washington, D.C. And, if you take a tour, you’ll receive an official Jazz Festival button. Please sign up ahead of time by calling 208-885-6163. Tours offered at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and begin on the first floor of the Student Union Building (SUB) Campus Visit office and last for about one hour. www.uidaho.edu/visit
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