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Music Department - College Based Fees - Letter 2016-17

February 21, 2017

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 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 2017, and our new student committee, whose term begins Fall 2017 and extends to Spring 2019 (unless any of them are graduating before the end of 2019):

2016-2017 2017-2018/2018-2019
Troy Hanson  Megan Fong
Clare Olson Troy Hanson
Kelly O’Shea  Sam Nelson
  Joseph Shanks

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 2016-17 are:

Class Title Instructor
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 171/371 Trombone Choir Mark Miller
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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