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Music Department - College Based Fees - Letter 2017-18

February 21, 2018

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 began Fall 2017 and extends to Spring 2019 (unless any of them are graduating before the end of 2019):

Megan Fong
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. We anticipate funding the same or similar classes (mostly small performing ensembles and activity classes) in 2018-19.

The funded classes for 2018-18 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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