Hara, Craig

Popular Music
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University of St. Thomas
Department of Music, BEC 05
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Craig Hara is a freelance musician, composer, arranger, producer and educator in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (formerly Los Angeles), playing Trumpet, Drums and Percussion, EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument), Keyboards/Synthesizers and Guitars. He holds Bachelors of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts degrees from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

As a Performer, his credits include:

Asia America Symphony (tr) • Aurora Brass (tr) • Laura Caviani (dr) • Cedar Avenue Big Band (dr) • Duluth Symphony (tr) • the musical “Hard Copy” (evi/keys) • Larry Honda Quartet (dr) • Khazé (dr) • Mary Louise Knutson (dr) • La Crosse Symphony (tr) • Charles Lazarus (dr/key/gtr/voc) • Loretta Livingston and Dancers (dr/evi) • Long Beach Symphony (tr) • Los Angeles Philharmonic (tr)• Val McCallum Band (dr) • David Milne (dr) • Minnesota Bach Society (tr) • Minnesota Orchestra (tr/dr) • The Minnesota Opera (tr) • Muzak (tr) • New World Symphony (tr) • Orange County Master Chorale (tr) • Palm Desert Symphony (tr) • Pasadena Pops (tr) • Port of Call (evi) • Reawakening (dr) • Rhapsody in Taps (evi/perc) • River Falls Brass (UWRF Faculty Quintet - tr) • The Jeff Rona Group (evi/perc) • Sacramento Symphony (tr) • Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra (tr) • Santa Barbara Symphony (tr) • Shale (perc) • David Singley Trio (dr) • UW-River Falls Jazz Ensemble (tr/dr/evi) • Vocal Essence (tr/dr) • Pete Whitman (dr) • The Zebra Mussels (dr) • Zona (dr/keys) • film scoring sessions and jingles (Chicago Hope, Death Wish IV, Face/Off, High Incident, The Legend of EarthSea, Netforce, Solstice, Speechless, Time Cop) • Craig has performed in North America, Japan, and Europe with/for many of the world's most eminent musicians and composers (Louis Bellson, David Benoit, Leonard Bernstein, John Bisharat, Herbert Bloomsted, José Carreras, Stanley Clarke, Bill Conti, Chick Corea, Lee Curreri, Michael Davis, Florence Henderson, Les Hooper, Mark Isham, Kiri Te Kanawa, Daniel Lewis, Chuck Mangione, Mehli Mehta, Zubin Mehta, Jorge Mester, Bob Minzter, John Nelson, Heiichiro Ohyama, Eiji Oue, Itzhak Perlman, John Powell, Helmut Rilling, Jeff Rona, Doc Severinsen, Mark Shaiman, Lalo Shifrin, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Christopher Stone, Neil Stulberg, Fred Sturm, Billy Taylor, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sarah Vaughn, Ernie Watts, Mark Wigglesworth, John Williams).

As a Synthesist and Programmer, his credits include:

Programming for: K-Muse Sample Library (Akai S900 & Prophet 2000) • Korg Wavedrum (LA voicing team) • The Rippingtons • Shadowfax • Star Trek, the Next Generation • Sound design on Ableton, Akai, Alesis, Applied Acoustic Systems, Audio Ease, Garfield, Korg, M-Audio, MOTU, Native Instruments, Oberheim, Opcode, Propellerheads, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Simmons, Synthogy and Yamaha systems.

Tech Work: Custom Rack design/wiring/construction and troubleshooting • Patchbay Wiring • Snake construction • MIDI System design • MIDI Patchbay programming.

Modifications to: Akai EVI1000/EWV2000 (Breath Response Modification, IC Upgrades, Bite Sensor Vibrato conversion, Thumb Glide sensor, rear panel input/output jacks) • Steiner EVI (Bite Sensor Vibrato, WindDriver MIDI Interface) • Oberheim Xpander (VCA Input modification) • Yamaha SPX90 (IC Upgrades) • Yamaha MV802 (IC Upgrades, Channel Mute Button conversion) Mark of the Unicorn Performer/Digital Performer user since 1987.

As a Producer, his credits include:

Charles Lazarus Solo Settings and Zabava (editing, mixing, producer), Lifescapes Bach’s Desiring and Relaxing Classical (production, editing and mixing assistance) • As an Educator, his credits include: Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-River Falls (American Music History, History of Jazz, Director-Falcon Band, Recording and Live Sound Technology, Instructor of Drumset, Interim Instructor of Trumpet) • Instructor of Trumpet, Hamline University • Instructor at UCLA Extension (The Home MIDI Studio) •
Summer Institute, Northern Michigan University (MIDI Sequencing) • Private Students

Other credits include:

Transcriptions for Hal Leonard Publications: • Yellowjackets - Four Corners • The Best of Steely Dan • The Best of Spyro Gyra • Publication in: • Electronic Musician • Music Technology • Twin Cities Jazz Society.

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSN 175 - 01 Popular Music Ensemble - - - R - - - 1900 - 2100 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1900 - 2100

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

42741 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Craig K. Hara

This course provides individual coaching for small ensembles on the performance of all genres and types of American popular music.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 175 - 02 Popular Music Ensemble - - - R - - - 1900 - 2100 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1900 - 2100

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

43215 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Craig K. Hara

This course provides individual coaching for small ensembles on the performance of all genres and types of American popular music.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 175 - 03 Popular Music Ensemble - - - R - - - 1900 - 2100 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1900 - 2100

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

43587 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Craig K. Hara

This course provides individual coaching for small ensembles on the performance of all genres and types of American popular music.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location