Friday, October 21st, 2005
Hugh and Mary Lou Battley provided opening music at the beginning of the evening. Hugh is a systems research programmer with the Department Computing Organization (DCO). Hugh and Mary Lou have been playing celtic style folk music on keyboard and hammered dulcimer for 16 years. Mary Lou also teaches hammered dullicer in Northfield and at festivals around the midwest.
Andrew Chang is a forth year undergraduate student majoring in
electrical engineering. He plays the piano, violin, and recently began
to study the carillon. He performed an original composition that borrows
the left hand harmony from Pachelbel's Canon. He is an officer in the
student group, Engineering Collaboration for the Arts (ECA).
is a senior graduating student studying electrical
engineering, and performing arts and technology. She began playing piano
at age 3, and started singing and writing music at age 12. The first and
third songs are original works, Young Boy, and Get Up, Stand Up, Keep
Going! She hopes to be a professional songwriter/producer with her own
production company or record label.
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Dinkar Jain is a senior undergraduate student in computer science
and the Engineering Global Leadership Honors Program. He has been
writing poetry since age 11 and won the Roger M. Jones Poetry prize in 2004.
Dinkar was the 2004 UMEC VP and currently an RA in Markley Hall.
Joel Acevedo is a graduate student in computer science and
engineering. He has performed magic at many public, private, and
corporate events in Puerto Rico and the USA such as: University of Puerto Rico
IEEE Student Chapter events, the American Cancer Society "Relay for Life," and
for companies such as NASA and IBM.
Profs. Hero, Munson, Rounds, Wakefield, Amanda Brown, and Richard Carnes
Al Hero is a professor in the Systems Laboratory in the area of signal processing. He first discovered his voice as a boy soprano. He currently sings with the Boy Choir of Ann Arbor, the Third Millenium Chorus, the Bach Chorale, and the Vocal Arts Ensemble.
Dave Munson is the Chair of the EECS department. He comes from a musical family and played alto sax and guitar in his college years. Prior to moving to the U-M he was active in musical theater.
Bill Rounds is a professor in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He has sung with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, the Ann Arbor Cantata Singers, and the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor. He was a founding member of the early music ensemble, Vox.
Greg Wakefield is a professor whose interests lie in spectral estimation theory, array processing, speech coding, and music processing. He is currently studying voice at U-M's School of Music, where he is officially enrolled as a vocal performance student.
Amanda Brown provides administrative support to faculty in the Advanced Computer Architecture Laboratory. She has a master's degree in Theatre from King's College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Nii Okai Addy is a senior undergraduate sutdent in electrical engineering who is considering graduate school. He has played piano most of his life, taught first at home, and plays now for fun and relaxation.
Kyle Banas is a computer systems consultant for the Department Computing Organization (DCO). He received a BS in English and Computer Science from the U-M with a strong emphasis on creative writing. When he's not fixing e-mail and printing problems, he tells us he's causing his own computer problems at home. He loves to read and write and is presently hard at work on his first novel.
Herbert Winful is a professor in the Optical Sciences Laboratory. He taught himself to play pianoas a boy growing up in Ghana, then played rhythm guitar and keyboards in a couple of rcok bands in high school. More recently, he has taken classical and jazz piano lessons. Prof. Winful organized the first EECS musical performance event "Electromagnetic Waves" in 2003.
Daniela Marquez is a senior undergraduate student majoring in electrical engineering. She played and studied classical music since the age of five then began to experiment with modern styles of jazz/funk/blues and pop in college. She started writing her own songs in her sophomore year, and stgarted the band Texax Tea, which has since disbanded. Her areas of concentration are signal processing and sound engineering.
Prof. Fessler, Pursell, Shi, and Swain
Jeff Fessler is a professor in the Systems Laboratory. While a graduate student at Standford University, he participated in the Jazz Studies program. In the late 1980s he played with Stan Getz, the legendary jazz tenor saxophonist who was an artist-in-residence at the time.
Jeff Pursell is an EECS alumnus in electrical engineering and is now pursuing his master's degree in EE:Systems, majoring in signal processing. He has been playing bass for 14 years and is a member of the Life Sciences Orchestra at the U-M.
Hugo Shi is a graduate student in EE:Systems studying medical image
processing. He completed his EECS undergraduate degree at UC-Berkeley.
He plays jazz guitar, classical guitar, and piano.
For information about next year's Fall Bash, or if you are interested in performing, please contact Catharine June (email@example.com) or Prof. Winful (firstname.lastname@example.org).