Tuesday, May 4, 2021

OSU Music Technology and Production releases ‘Homeward’ compilation EP May 18

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The OSU Music Technology and Program announces the release of the “Homeward" compilation EP on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the program for a discussion of the creative and collaborative process, along with a preview of the album at: beav.es/3Ty. The event is free and open to the public. 

During 2021, the music technology and production program put out a campus-wide call for songs, from which seven diverse tracks were selected for inclusion on an EP produced entirely by OSU students. The student producers worked closely with the songwriters to shape the final versions of each song on the album. The final tracks include:

  • “Meant to be in Each Other’s Space” by Jana King (produced by Ibrahim Syed)
  • “Vivid Dreams” by Anastaysa Hoffman (produced by Bobby Harris)
  • “It’s Time” by Buddy Anderson (produced by Ibrahim Syed)
  • “Run Away With Me” by Ace Calcagno (produced by Isaac Smith)
  • “Be the Man” by Jay Mitchell (produced by Isaac Smith)
  • “Coloring Book” by Kjerstyn Jordheim (produced by Jasmine Lumpkin)
  • “This Page Intentionally Left Blank” by Logan Gianella (produced by Lana Carey)

Assistant professor of music Jason Fick and instructor of music Aaron Barnhart were faculty advisers. OSU student Alissa Liu managed the project and the lead producer was OSU student Bobby Harris.

About the OSU Music Technology and Production program: The OSU music technology and production program focuses on providing students with the multidisciplinary skill set necessary to navigate today's music industry. Courses are rooted in performance, creation, technical operation and interdisciplinary collaboration involving music technology. Students get hands-on experience with the latest industry standard equipment, collaborate with peers and faculty to create new and innovative music projects, and craft a diverse portfolio with faculty and industry mentors in order to prepare for a career in the music industry.

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college’s research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.