Prof. Jeff Donovick


Prof. Jeff  Donovick

Office Information

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


Office Schedule


Office hours by appointment.



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.

 




Subjects Taught


Music, Music: Applied


Course Schedule


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

0490   Fall Term 2014
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
MUC 1621  COMPOSITION IN MODERN MEDIA I 3063 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUT 2116  MUSIC THEORY III 1172 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUT 2246  AURAL THEORY III 1173 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUT 2341  CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEORY I 1867 SPGBlended Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUT 2341  CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEORY I 4510 SPGOnline Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUT 2341L  CONTEMPORARY EAR TRAINING I 1868 SPGBlended Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MUT 2341L  CONTEMPORARY EAR TRAINING I 4511 SPGOnline Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVJ 1310  APPLIED MUSIC PRINCIPAL - JAZZ PIANO 4612 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVK 1011  APPLIED MUSIC ENRICHMENT - PIANO 4693 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVK 1011  APPLIED MUSIC ENRICHMENT - PIANO 4726 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVK 1115  POPULAR PIANO TECHNIQUES 613 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVK 1115  POPULAR PIANO TECHNIQUES 614 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVK 1211  APPLIED MUSIC SECONDARY - PIANO 4640 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVK 1215  CONTEMPORARY KEYBOARD TECHNIQUES I 3218 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
MVK 2225  CONTEMPORARY KEYBOARD TECHNIQUES II 3376 SPGIn Class Aug 18 2014Dec 12 2014
0485   Summer Term 2014
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
MUC 1101  INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC COMPOSITION 1386 SPGIn Class May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MUT 1001  FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC 206 SPGOnline May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MUT 2341  CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEORY I 1815 SPGOnline May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MUT 2341L  CONTEMPORARY EAR TRAINING I 1816 SPGOnline May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MUT 2342  CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEORY II 1817 SPGOnline May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MUT 2342L  CONTEMPORARY EAR TRAINING II 1818 SPGOnline May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MVJ 1010  APPLIED MUSIC ENRICHMENT - JAZZ PIANO 943 SPGIn Class May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MVJ 1210  APPLIED MUSIC SECONDARY - JAZZ PIANO 1425 SPGIn Class May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MVJ 2220  APPLIED MUSIC SECONDARY - JAZZ PIANO 2281 SPGIn Class Jun 2 2014 Jul 25 2014
MVK 1011  APPLIED MUSIC ENRICHMENT - PIANO 1074 SPGIn Class May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MVK 1011  APPLIED MUSIC ENRICHMENT - PIANO 1408 SPGIn Class Jun 2 2014 Jul 25 2014
MVK 1011  APPLIED MUSIC ENRICHMENT - PIANO 2050 SPGIn Class May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MVK 1115  POPULAR PIANO TECHNIQUES 207 SPGIn Class May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MVK 1215  CONTEMPORARY KEYBOARD TECHNIQUES I 1387 SPGIn Class May 19 2014Jul 25 2014
MVK 2021  APPLIED MUSIC ENRICHMENT - PIANO 2051 SPGIn Class May 19 2014Jul 25 2014