AES: Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society (AES) is a club for Cal Poly Pomona students who are interested in recording and music technology. They go on tours of recording studios, attend AES conventions, enter recording competitions, and network with recording engineers, producers and other like-minded music industry professionals.
The AES is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.
MEIC: Music Entertainment Industry Club
The Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association comprises students who are interested in the music and entertainment industries. Members gain experience and opportunities to network with Industry professionals at local, regional, and national events.
Cal Poly Pomona’s chapter is extremely active both on campus and in the community.
Past activities have included:
- Tours: House of Blues Anaheim, Manley Labs, Crafted Recording Studio, Billboard Magazine, Recording Academy
- Fundraisers: Filipino Food Sale, TV show tapings, Vendor Sponsorship, Doctors Without Borders, Philanthropy Contribution
- Best of Cal Poly Pomona Battle of the Bands
- Annual Music Dept Bowling Night
- Screening of the documentary “Before the Music Dies”
- Songwriters Showcase
- CD sampler of Cal Poly Pomona bands
- NAMM Show
- Noon-hour concerts on campus
- NARIP (National Association of Record Industry Professionals) workshops
- SKA show at 51 Buckingham
- Cans for Bands community service concert
- Co-host the Music Department “End-of-Year” Banquet with MENC
NAfME: The National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC)
The National Association for Music Education comprises college and university students who are interested in working with young people through music. Members explore the many ways of teaching and sharing music in today’s society, network with teachers in the field, and gain experience in actual teaching.
Each year they plan and execute several activities, which in the past have included:
- Hosting a choral conducting master class
- Hosting a discussion panel with area teachers—one year on guitar teachers, one year instrumental or choral, and so forth.
- Attend local and state-wide music educators convention
- Assist with LA Opera’s presentation to area elementary students and present a 45 minute class
- Teach an after-school class at area middle school or with CPP children’s center students
- Do professional development, such as error detection practice for conductors.
- Lecture at Barnes and Noble: integrating the arts in the elementary classroom.
- Fundraising together—like attending TV show tapings.
- Co-Sponsor a department banquet each year at the end of May
- Co-sponsor bowling night and mini-golf night with MEISA This past year, we published our first MENC Journal, featuring articles from members and our advisor. We plan for this to be an annual publication, with every member having the opportunity to contribute! Look for us by the couches!
MUSE: Music Uniting Student Entertainers
Founded in 2008, MUSE, “Music Uniting Student Entertainers,” was created to fulfill the needs of all aspiring musical performers. MUSE welcomes all genres of music, and is open to all who share an interest in music. Whether you are interested in music business, recording, music theatre, or simply listening to music, MUSE exists to unite its members under one common idea: music is a fundamental of human life.
MUSE has always had a diverse community of members including music majors and non-music majors.
Join today! CPPMUSE@gmail.com
Bronco Pep Band
The Pep Band’s mission is to help boost the school spirit among Cal Poly Pomona students. The Pep Band aims to play at every home basketball game, some of the away games, and some of the other sports and activities around campus. The Pep Band is always ready to show Bronco Pride in the best way they can, by playing music and cheering as loud as possible. Music Faculty oversee the Cal Poly Pomona Pep Band which is student-run and can be found at all men's and women's home basketball games. The Athletics Department helps to support the Pep Band.