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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 […]

Ableton University Tour 2017: Featuring the DARA OS Ensemble

Ableton is proud to partner with University of St. Francis, Joliet IL for the “Ableton University Tour” Tuesday, April 11, 2017. This event will take place at the University of St.Francis, 500 Wilcox St. Joliet, IL 60435 in the Turk Theatre from 7:00-9:00PM.  This free event is open to the public and will explore unique approaches for music making,  performance, composition, sound design, production tips and tricks utilizing Ableton Live, Max for Live and Push. Register now on Eventbrite. Featured at this event is the DARA OS Push Ensemble. […]

Free Clinic with Jeff Komar: Wednesday, January 25th at 7PM

Free Clinic: Keys to Making Drum Programming Believable with Larry Ortega

Free Groove Monkee Downloads

This free download bundle includes both drum loops and bass loops which have matching drum loops. Click here to download both. Chicago-based Groove Monkee was formed in 2004, and has provided content to Cakewalk, FXpansion, LinPlug, Propellerhead Software, Sonic Reality, Impact Soundworks, East West, Groove3, Music Tech Magazine and other organizations. They provide premium MIDI loops in a wide variety of styles and popular formats: Abbey Road, Addictive Drums, BFD, EZdrummer, GM, IMAP, Live, Reason, Session Drummer, Steven Slate Drums, […]