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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 in conjunction with the Ableton University Tour on April 3rd, 2018! Learn more about our upcoming DARA OS 2018 Performance here! Helpful links:  Ableton Live Push Controller Rokvid Max for Live Aerodrums Other places you can find […]

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 […]

WCSF DARA Session with Belgium artist, Rodolphe Coster

The DARA Sessions of WCSF had the pleasure of hosting Belgium artist, Rodolphe Coster. He performed a few songs for the live broadcast on WCSF and was interviewed by Shannon Patino. Check out the performance and interview below on Youtube.  The DARA Sessions of WCSF is a 30 minute program of live music and interviews featuring local,  national, and international recording artists recorded live by the students of the Digital Audio Recording Arts Program in the D.A.R.A. studio at the […]

DARA Summer Camp Featured in the Herald News

Eleven teenage students passionate about music sat at their mac computers creating songs with digital instruments. But the digital audio recording arts camp at the University of St. Francis is teaching students with a love of music more than just how to record. Jeff Jaskowiak, director of the Digital Audio Recording Arts Program, and instructor Alby Odum are teaching them music composition and the language of professional digital audio recording. “Students are benefiting from utilizing all the best tools and […]

Anythang by Zig Zag

Featured Album: Anythang by Zig Zag

Zig Zag is a sophomore with a concentration in Recording Artistry and Music Industry Entrepreneurship. His main instruments are voice, and some piano & guitar. He’s been rapping since he was 15. Check out Zig Zag’s here: Soundcloud. Zig Zag’s album Anythang was released March 1, 2017 and when asked about the album Zig Zag stated, “When you sit and listen to this album, you’ll learn a lot about me.” Zig Zag weaves themes of perseverance, overcoming hardships, comments that, “anything is possible and […]

WCSF DARA Session with Brazilian artist, Luisa Maita

The DARA Sessions of WCSF had the pleasure of hosting Brazilian artist, Luisa Maita and band. They performed five songs for a live broadcast on WCSF and Luisa was interviewed by our own, Shannon Patino. Check out the performance below,  captured in 360° video, or click here to view on YouTube.     The DARA Sessions of WCSF is a 30 minute program of live music and interviews featuring local, national, and international recording artists recorded live by the students […]