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Splash at Northwestern: Spring Splash May 27th, 2023!

NU Splash Biography

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EVAN TROTTER-WRIGHT, First-year Northwestern theater major and musician

College: Northwestern University

Major: Theater

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

A graduate of H. H. Dow High School in Midland, MI, Evan Trotter-Wright is now studying theater at Northwestern University. He was born in Fayetteville, AR, the same place his family's most recent move took them. Throughout his life, Evan has always been involved with music. From musical theater camps such as Interlochen, to playing bassoon in a Michigan community band, there is little he does that isn't musical.

His music production journey began in middle school. Since then, he has released an EP, a single, and has a full album in the works. Recording, synthesizing, audio editing, and composing all rear their heads in a standard work session, and he is excited to share his secrets with others. Evan plays seven different instruments in addition to singing, all of which he frequently records and mixes into his music.

Past Classes

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A593: The Basics of Music Tech in Splash 2022 (Apr. 02, 2022)
Have you ever thought about making your own music? Becoming a SoundCloud rapper, perhaps? Music production and technology is simultaneously very complex, but way simpler than anybody could imagine. In this course, I will introduce you to the very basics of music technology: what is and how do you navigate a DAW? What are MIDI effects and how can I use them? How do I write my own music? After a quick introduction to the software, Ableton Live, I will walk you through the very basics of one of my own songs, before creating a new beat live and on the spot. Music technology is an enormous world, but I hope this course will open the door and inspire you to begin exploring it!