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Music Department - College Based Fees - Letter 2015-16

February 15, 2016

Dear Music Majors, 

I want to begin the annual review of our CBF expenditures with a word of thanks. Your continued support for Cal Poly’s CBF program has helped make us a better music department, and given you a better education. Your commitment to a quality education – and your willingness to support that commitment financially – is a continuing, and much-appreciated, bright spot in these challenging times. 

Below is a list of the current student committee, whose term ends Spring 2016, and our new student committee, whose term begins Fall 2016 and extends to Spring 2017 (or beyond to Spring 2018, if they aren't graduating next year):


      • Ashley Gonzalez
      • Troy Hanson
      • Katelyn Tomasello


      • Troy Hanson
      • Clare Olson
      • Kelly O'Shea

This student committee solicits feedback from music majors regarding CBF funding and meets with me (in my roles as both chair of the Music Department and faculty CBF representative), on an as needed basis.  Currently, all CBF funds are used solely to fund small performing ensembles/activity classes taught by both part-time and full-time faculty members.    

The funded classes for 2015-16 are:

MU 154

Beginning Voice  Katherine Arthur
MU 155 Beginning Guitar Jim Bachman
MU 168/368 Accompanying Susan Davies
MU 171/371 Brass Ensemble Christopher Woodruff
MU 171/371 Guitar Ensemble Jim Bachman
MU 171/371 Percussion Ensemble John Astaire
MU 265 Accelerated Piano Skills Susan Davies

Any unspent balance is rolled over into our CBF account, however the goal is to expend all CBF fees within a given academic year.

I’d be happy to discuss our current (or future) use of CBF monies if you have any questions. Again, thank you for your support in these difficult times.


Dr. W. Terry Spiller

Music Department, Chair


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