MSU Denver Center for Innovation Launches CAVEA with Multi-platinum Music Producer Vincent DiPasquale
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Posted: November 15, 2012
While serious music production in the U.S. historically has been limited to major cities such as New York, Miami or Los Angeles, today’s hit songs are being made all across the country with as little as a laptop and a musical idea.
Multi-platinum producer Vincent DiPasquale is combining the latest technology in music production in a special workshop that will debut in Metropolitan State University of Denver’s new CAVEA (Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis), located the University’s Student Success Building on the Auraria Campus.
The Art of Modern Music Production, Dec. 1-2, is part of MSU Denver’s Center for Innovation virtual incubator for Colorado creative industries. DiPasquale, whose credits include artists such as Madonna, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberland and many others, will teach the art and craft of creating a cutting-edge music production.
“With an education in business and interest in advancing the profession of music production, I immediately identified with the entrepreneurial mission of MSU Denver’s Center for Innovation,” DiPasquale says. “Once I learned of the technology capabilities of the CAVEA facility, it was just an added bonus.”
The CAVEA is a technology-rich theater allowing users to better comprehend information using computer modeling and simulation. The room contains three-dimensional video projectors, high fidelity audio, seven projectors positioned in 270 degrees around the seating area, digital light-projection technology and more. The music production workshop is the first public program to be held in this new facility.
In addition to his hectic studio schedule, DiPasquale is also passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with aspiring musicians and producers looking to follow in his steps. His company, FaderPro, has developed a variety of music production courses and workshops over the years and helped others stay abreast of the latest technology.
“When Vincent approached us to develop this joint workshop, it was a natural fit with the Center for Innovation’s existing programs helping emerging artisans and entrepreneurs in their business,” says Mick Jackowski, Center for Innovation director.
This hands-on in-studio training is unmatched in the Denver area. The workshop will address both technical and creative processes top producers use to write, record, edit and mix musical parts together until they realize their final creative vision. An existing working knowledge of music production is not required, but would prove useful for those participating.
Program tracks range from $300 to $500 for the two-day course. Similar programs in other major music markets run upwards of $1,500. For tickets and additional information visit http://faderpro.com/wp/workshop-12-2012.
About the Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis (CAVEA)
In 2009, leaders from Metropolitan State University of Denver and the City of Denver began examining the feasibility of adding a “decision theater” to campus after evaluating similar facilities around the country. The result is the CAVEA, a decision theater designed specifically for the Rocky Mountain region and its unique needs. The CAVEA combines a 1,310-square-foot theater, seating for 25-70 with advanced technology, providing the capability to visually display data using computer modeling.
About the Center for Innovation
The Center for Innovation at Metropolitan State University of Denver supports all types of industry disciplines with nearly 40 different academic majors represented in the program. Students can earn a minor in entrepreneurship or a certificate in entrepreneurship that goes beyond mainstream business curriculum. Coursework is taught by MSU Denver affiliate faculty, providing real-world experience from relationships with businesses and organizations. The center offers $2,500 micro-loans and coaching for students and community members working to grow small businesses. For more information visit www.MetroStateInnovate.org/
About Metropolitan State University of Denver
MSU Denver is Colorado’s best value in high-quality education. With 23,000 students, it is a leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans and enrolls the highest number of students of color among the state’s four-year colleges. The University offers 55 majors and master’s degrees in accounting, teaching and social work. It boasts more than 75,000 alumni, the bulk of whom remain in Colorado after graduation.