Welcome to my site in the Fine Arts Department at Grande Prairie Regional College

These pages exist to help current and prospective students learn more about the courses I teach, and to improve their skills as students.

In 2016-2017, I am teaching courses in percussion, popular music, world music, music appreciation, music theory, songwriting, and electronic notation. This year, the subject of MU2640 (AKA “Topics in Popular Music”) is likely to be the history of rock music.

In past years, I have also taught several other courses, including advanced music theory, aural skills, music history, jazz ensemble, and electroacoustic ensemble. I have also taught indoor rock climbing for the Phys Ed and Kinesiology Department.

On several occasions, I have taken students to Europe during spring session in May to experience concerts, galleries, and culture. Since 2003, we have visited London, Paris, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Ravenna, Rome, Prague, and Vienna. You can view some photos from those trips on the
ID2010 page. The trip in May 2012 was to Rome, Florence, and Venice. May 2013 saw us in London and Paris. There was no spring session course in 2014, 2015, or 2016.

Geoff Whittall, MMus.
L-119, Fine Arts Department
Grande Prairie Regional College
10726-106 Ave,
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4
Phone (780) 539-2823
Last updated August 16, 2016