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April 25, 2011

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University to present ‘Music in the Movies’

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Department of Music and Theatre will present “Music in the Movies” May 5-7.Baker-0964

The event features lectures and demonstrations by Michael T. Ryan, supervising music editor and co–founder of Mad 4 Music, a music editing company in Hollywood, Calif. Ryan’s credits include 12 nominations for the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award. In 2005, he received the Golden Reel Award for music editing in a feature film for his work on “The Passion of the Christ.”

During the three-day event, Ryan also will present demonstrations and lectures to Baker music classes. All three evening sessions are free and open to the public.

Here is the schedule:

Thursday, May 5

Owens Audio-Visual Room, 7:30 p.m.


A silent film featuring the keyboard accompaniment skills of Baker piano majors followed by the opening lecture and demonstration on “Music in Film” by Michael T. Ryan.

Friday, May 6

Owens Audio-Visual Room, 7:30 p.m.


Baker students will conduct to movie clips and tracks. Ryan will present his second lecture and demonstration on “Music in Film.”

Saturday, May 7

Rice Auditorium, 7:30 pm


A multimedia concert featuring the band, choir, jazz ensemble, and orchestra of the Baker University Department of Music and Theatre.


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