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 2014-2015 I am teaching courses in percussion, popular music, world music, music appreciation, music theory, songwriting, and electronic notation. This year, the subject of MU2640 (A.K.A. “Topics in Popular Music”) is planned to be the history of rock music.
In past years, I have taught several other courses, including advanced music theory, music history, jazz ensemble, and also indoor rock climbing (for the Phys Ed and Kinesiology Department).
I regularly take students to Europe during spring session in May to experience concerts, galleries, and culture; in recent years 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 took us to London and Paris. There was no spring session course in 2014.
You may contact me for details about upcoming trips. Spring 2015 will likely be either to London and Paris, or to Nashville, Memphis, the Mississippi Delta, and possibly New Orleans.
Geoff Whittall, MMus.
L-119, Fine Arts Department
Grande Prairie Regional College
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4
Phone (780) 539-2823
Last updated July 09, 2014