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DARA Podcast Features David Klotz, Music Editor for Stranger Things

The Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA) program featured Stranger Things music editor, David Klotz on their Musician Technician Entrepreneur Podcast. Four-time Emmy winner, Klotz has also been the music editor for Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, and many others. Klotz shares about his musical journey, his work-flow, and the challenges and joys of being a music editor. Check out this episode!     Click here for more Musician Technician Entrepreneur Podcasts!   The Musician Technician Entrepreneur Podcast would like to thank Anthony Musiala of Minty Fresh Records and instructor […]

Launching DARA’s Musician Technician Entrepreneur Podcast

Announcing the launch of DARA’s Musician Technician Entrepreneur Podcast! We are excited to announce the launch of DARA’s Musician Technician Entrepreneur (MTE) Podcast! The MTE podcast interviews successful music industry professionals to explore the paths and habits of “making it” in the 21st century music industry and is brought to you by the Digital Audio Recording Arts Program at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL USA.  Our most recent podcast was an interview with David Klotz, four time Emmy winning […]

DARA OS 2017 – “From Chaos, The Calm” by Jaeden Blamer

  “From Chaos, The Calm” Written by Jaeden Blamer and performed by: Jaeden Blamer, Sir Chimez, Eddie Callejas, and Zachary Spreitzer at our 2017 DAR Concert. Be on the lookout for our upcoming performance on April 3rd, 2018! Learn more about our DARA OS 2018 Performance here! Helpful Links: Ableton Live Push Controller Rokvid Max for Live Aerodrums Other places you can find DARA OS: Spotify  DARA OS Youtube  Itunes  Bandcamp  DARA OS Facebook  Learn More About DARA OS Here!

WCSF DARA Session with Norfolk band, Super Doppler

Recently we had the pleasure of recording Norfolk, VA based band, Super Doppler in a DARA Sessions of WCSF. They were touring through the Midwest in support of their latest recording “Moonlight Anthems.” While they performed live in the DARA Studio and broadcasted on air to WCSF 88.7, we shot video to capture the moment. The guys were a lot of fun and lit up the studio with their soulful rock meets the harmony of the Beatles! Check out their […]

In the holiday spirit, we’re sharing some new music just released by the band, Inspired by God (I.B.G.) entitled, Christmas Arrangement. Band member Kevin Campbell is a freshman in the DARA program and plays keys St. Francis’s Jazz Combo. We look forward to hearing more from I.B.G. in the future!

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DARA OS 2017 – “Harmonics” by Sir Chimez

DARA OS 2017 – “Harmonics” by Sir Chimez “Harmonics” was written by Sir Chimez. This song was performed by DARA OS members: Sir Chimez, Zachary Spreitzer, Eddie Callejas, and Andrew Rosendahl at our last DARA OS concert.  Be on the lookout for our upcoming performance on April 3rd, 2018! Learn more about our DARA OS 2018 Performance here! Helpful links:  Ableton Live Push Controller Rokvid Max for Live Aerodrums Other places you can find DARA OS: Spotify DARA OS Youtube Itunes  Soundcloud Bandcamp […]

WCSF DARA Session with Brooklyn band, Evolfo

We had the pleasure of recording Brooklyn based band, Evolfo in a DARA Sessions of WCSF. They where touring through the Chicago area in support of their new release “Last of the Acid Cowboys.” While they performed live in the DARA Studio and broadcasted on air to WCSF 88.7, we shot video in 360. The guys where a lot of fun and lit up the studio with their Garage Soul sound! Check out their website here. To hear more DARA […]

DARA USF Program Featured in Illinois Entertainer November 2017 Issue

Getting a Bachelor’s degree as a studio engineer and related audio arts has been the domain of downtown educational institutions, but The University of St. Francis’ Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA) program has been making its mark offering potential students and those interested in the program since 2012. Studiophile talked to Jeff Jaskowiak Director of DARA at USF about the program. IE: You have a world class digital recording arts program in Joliet. Most folks don’t know there are options […]

Emmy Award Winning Music Director David Klotz to Speak with DARA Students | October 3rd, 2017

David Klotz, four time Emmy Award winner and twelve time nominee for music editing, will be discussing careers in music production to the DARA students on Tuesday, October 3rd at 11:30am. Mr. Klotz has worked on Glee, Scream Queens, Entourage, American Crime Story, and currently on Game Of Thrones, American Horror Story, and Stranger Things. In addition to being a music editor, he is also a musician and songwriter for numerous alternative bands since the early 1990s. Mr. Klotz will […]

Sirchimez Fly 2017

Sirchimez’s New Single: Fly

Sirchimez is a junior with a concentration in Recording Artist. His main instrument is vocals & guitar.  Check out Sirchimez here: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify | iTunes Here’s an the inside look at, “Fly,”  Sirchimez’s newest single: When did you release Fly? June 11th, 2017 What is the idea behind Fly? This song is about finding a love so powerful that it makes you feel as though you are flying. In my case, that was God’s love for me. Any […]