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Assignment 0: Janie Walter

Hi everyone! My name’s Janie, and I use she/her pronouns. I’m a senior, studying Computer Science and FGSS! In terms of my musical background, I’ve been singing ever since I was little. I sing in an acappella group on campus (The Key Elements, holding virtual auditions until 9/21!) and love to make music however I can! I’ve never been able to pick up instruments very easily, but I love to play around with different apps and programs. Its the CS kid side of me! 🙂 Some of my favorite music I made in dinky phone apps! I’m mostly self taught, and never really bothered with music theory – I love to compose just by figuring out what I think sounds good. I’m really excited to take this class to get some formal education in a lot of things I’ve just sorta played around with! I’m looking forward to learning as much as I possibly can, and hopefully making some amazing music with you all along the way!

Assignment 0: Hi, I’m Rene

Hi y’all. My name is Rene.

I’m an English major and Inequality Studies minor. I come from a pretty strong musical background, but have no relevant experience in creating my own music.

In terms of instruments, I have had 9 years of formal piano lessons, and am experienced performing classical music, solo. I also have 7 years of playing clarinet in an orchestra setting.

In terms of vocal stuff, I sang in the school choir for 5 years, and was an alto in the vocal ensemble for 2 years. (I got to compete in Budapest for the latter which was really cool.)

I also did years of classical ballet, jazz, and tap dance, so I just really like music in every aspect. Performance, especially. Recently, I really like listening to and making remixes, so I hope I’ll get to try a bit of that. I also follow a lot of non-vocal artists, so I really want to make some track inspired by those. I would like to try my hand at composing and writing lyrics as well, but we’ll see!

Happy to collaborate with anyone, but here are a few disclaimers. I don’t have my clarinet with me this semester. I’m willing to learn pieces on the piano (if it’s not complicated), but I can’t do improv. I’m willing to sing but, again, I’m an alto.

Excited to be here 🙂

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