Prof. Jeff Donovick


Prof. Jeff Donovick

Office Information

Campus
Location
Title
Email
Phone
Fax
St. Pete/Gibbs Campus
EI 103
Associate Professor
Donovick.Jeff@spcollege.edu
(727)341-4788
(727) 444-6816


Biography


Associate Professor Jeff Donovick -- award-winning educator, musician, digital media author -- believes in students’ capacity for effectively spiraling upward.

 

Driven by a deep committment to teaching and learning, Prof. Donovick is guided by three crucial tenets: innovation, improvisation, and inspiration.

 

Innovation

 

Creation of revolutionary educational experiences (where circumstances and opportunities emerge) is key to Prof. Donovick’s diverse academic achievements. Transformative innovations include:

 

  1. Laptop and Electornic Arts Ensemble
  1. a leading-edge live electronic music ensemble
  1. Contemporary keyboards at SPC
  1. jazz and pop piano, as well as keyboard workstation music production
  1. Online Music Theory and Contemporary Music Theory development
  1. From Fundamentals, to Music Theory I - IV/Aural Theory I - IV, also Contemporary Music Theory and Ear Training, all delivered fully on campus and online
  1. Contemporary Music Theory
  1. a unique deep study of contemporary music, intensive ear-training for the twenty-first century musician
  1. Founding member of SPC’s MIRA-AS program
  1. an active creator of SPC’s Music Industry/Recording Arts (MIRA) degree program

 

Improvisation

 

  1. Best Rock Keyboardist award from Jam magazine
  1.  toured the Southeastern United States as rock music multi-keyboardist, performing tightly composed arrangments as well as extended jams
  1. Creative teaching
  1. while adhering to high standards for which SPC is respected, lessons and private studio teaching is uniquely tailored to students’ professional and personal goals
  1. Jazz piano
  1. created SPC’s jazz piano curriculum, including enrichment, secondary, and primary courses
  1. Student-cemtered teaching/learning
  1. a philosophy to meet students where they are and bring the curriculum to them
  1. Electronic music
  1. presenting a series of electronic improvisations across the social-media universe

 

 

Inspiration

 

  1. Awards/Publications
  1. Instructional Technology Council (ITC) - Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty
  2. Alexander Rudajev Award for excellence in composition
  3. Digitial Media Author for W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  4. ASCAP member
  1. True inspiriation
  1. The third “I” -- Inspriration -- is really the reward that is found each and every day working with, teaching, and learning from SPC students. True inspiration is reveald through the talent, uniqueness, and growth seen daily, across a season, and over time working with each individual student encountered at St. Petersburg College.
  2. *A note to YOU - my students past, present, and future: not a day goes where I am not motivated by a life lesson, a human interest story, a simple gesture, teaching, learning, the human experience -- what life is really all about. By YOU, I am truly inspiried; to YOU I am eternally grateful.

 



Office Schedule


Office hours by appointment.



Classroom Schedule


Classes shown below are for the current term: Fall Term 2014 (0490)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
MUT 2341   #1867
SP HS112
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
MUT 2116   #1172
SP HS112
9:30 am - 10:45 am
MUC 1621   #3063
SP HS120
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
MUT 2246   #1173
SP HS112
9:30 am - 10:45 am
MUT 2341   #1867
SP HS112
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
MUT 2341L   #1868
SP HS112
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
MUT 2116   #1172
SP HS112
9:30 am - 10:45 am
MUT 2246   #1173
SP HS112
9:30 am - 10:45 am
MVK 1211   #4640
SP EI103
8:13 am - 8:13 am
MVK 1011   #4693
SP EI103
8:13 am - 8:13 am
MVK 1011   #4726
SP EI103
8:13 am - 8:13 am
MVJ 1310   #4612
SP EI103
8:13 am - 8:13 am
MVK 2225   #3376
SP EI103
8:13 am - 8:13 am
MVK 1115   #0614
SP EI103
8:13 am - 8:13 am
MVK 1215   #3218
SP EI103
8:13 am - 8:13 am
MVK 1115   #0613
SP EI103
8:13 am - 8:13 am


Subjects Taught


Music: Composition, Music: Theory, Applied Music: Jazz, Applied Music: Keyboard


Course Schedule


= Jeff Donovick has added information specific to this course. (syllabus, video, class meeting times, etc.)

Spring Term 2015 (0495)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
MUC 1101   Intro to Music Composition0486SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MVK 1115   Popular Piano Techniques1083SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MUT 2117   Music Theory IV1136SPFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
MUT 2247   Aural Theory IV1137SPFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
MUC 2622   Composition in Modern Media 22874SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MVK 1215   Cont. Keyboard Tecniques I2992SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MUT 2342   Contemporary Music Theory II3046SPFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
MUT 2342L   Contemporary Ear Training II3047SPFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
MVK 1311   Applied Music Principal Piano3048SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MVJ 1210   Aplid Music Secodry-Jazz Piano3050SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MUT 2341   Contemporary Music Theory I3280SPOnline1/12/155/08/15
MUT 2341L   Contemporary Ear Training I3282SPOnline1/12/155/08/15
MVK 1011   Applied Music Enrichment Piano3427SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MVJ 1310   Aplid Music Prinpal-Jazz Piano3430SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MVK 1011   Applied Music Enrichment Piano3435SPIndependent Study1/12/155/08/15
MUT 2342   Contemporary Music Theory II4608SPOnline1/12/155/08/15
MUT 2342L   Contemporary Ear Training II4609SPOnline1/12/155/08/15
Fall Term 2014 (0490)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
MVK 1115   Popular Piano Techniques0613SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
MVK 1115   Popular Piano Techniques0614SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
MUT 2116   Music Theory III1172SPFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
MUT 2246   Aural Theory III1173SPFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
MUT 2341   Contemporary Music Theory I1867SPBlended8/18/1412/12/14
MUT 2341L   Contemporary Ear Training I1868SPBlended8/18/1412/12/14
MUC 1621   Composition in Modern Media3063SPFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
MVK 1215   Cont. Keyboard Tecniques I3218SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
MVK 2225   Cont. Keyboard Techniques II3376SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
MUT 2341   Contemporary Music Theory I4510SPOnline8/18/1412/12/14
MUT 2341L   Contemporary Ear Training I4511SPOnline8/18/1412/12/14
MVJ 1310   Aplid Music Prinpal-Jazz Piano4612SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
MVK 1211   Applied Music Secondary Piano4640SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
MVK 1011   Applied Music Enrichment Piano4693SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
MVK 1011   Applied Music Enrichment Piano4726SPIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
Summer Term 2014 (0485)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
MUT 1001   Fundamentals Of Music0206SPOnline5/19/147/25/14
MVK 1115   Popular Piano Techniques0207SPIndependent Study5/19/147/25/14
MVJ 1010   Aplid Music Erchmet-Jazz Piano0943SPIndependent Study5/19/147/25/14
MVK 1011   Applied Music Enrichment Piano1074SPIndependent Study5/19/147/25/14
MUC 1101   Intro to Music Composition1386SPIndependent Study5/19/147/25/14
MVK 1215   Cont. Keyboard Tecniques I1387SPIndependent Study5/19/147/25/14
MVK 1011   Applied Music Enrichment Piano1408SPIndependent Study6/02/147/25/14
MVJ 1210   Aplid Music Secodry-Jazz Piano1425SPIndependent Study5/19/147/25/14
MUT 2341   Contemporary Music Theory I1815SPOnline5/19/147/25/14
MUT 2341L   Contemporary Ear Training I1816SPOnline5/19/147/25/14
MUT 2342   Contemporary Music Theory II1817SPOnline5/19/147/25/14
MUT 2342L   Contemporary Ear Training II1818SPOnline5/19/147/25/14
MVK 1011   Applied Music Enrichment Piano2050SPIndependent Study5/19/147/25/14
MVK 2021   Applied Music Enrichment Piano2051SPIndependent Study5/19/147/25/14
MVJ 2220   Aplid Music Secndry-Jazz Piano2281SPIndependent Study6/02/147/25/14