Works In Progress vol. 23

It’s a been a minute since we’ve released a “Works In Progress” album. Over the past couple of years CMAS has continued to evolve, and one of the elements of that evolution was to focus a bit more on “in the moment” music, releasing lots and lots of EPs rather than semester or yearly albums. One of the factors in having a truly open Creative platforms, is that things are always going to be in flux. To change as the students themselves change. To evolve as their Creative processes evolve. To that end, this latest “Works In Progress” represent quite possibly the widest spectrum of musical genres the program has ever produced over a specified period of time. And yet, it still is only part of the musical story of the students. Of the program. Seven of the tracks also have music videos that the students created. It is yet another evolution in the Creative process and the possibilities. And it’s all those elements coming together, all those contributions, big and small, heard or not publically, from the students, that make this program and all those who’ve been in it, and all those that will be in the future, so very special.

This album is part of the CMAS Recordings Archive. Sometimes the pieces are radio ready, sometimes they are capturing a moment in the process. More importantly, everything in the archive was created by CMAS students. Everything. For every single piece, be it live or in studio, there was a student or students composing it, students preparing/practicing the performance, students selecting and setting up all the gear, students running every single cable, in some cases even designing the room and/or stage setup, students running the recording sessions and live events sound, students mixing, hopefully students writing liner notes, and so on. It’s a lot to do at any age, let alone as teenagers. A lot of time, a lot of effort, a lot of care. Continually being added to, this archive is a reflection of the students over the years and their work and their Creative processes. The archive is a moment in time. And it’s only a small sample of what goes on in CMAS. It’s an honor to be part of it all.

-Richard Maxwell
CMAS program Creator
May 2019


Written and Performed by UNKNOWNXX++ AKA Eudin Medrano

So Called Love

Music and Lyrics by Hailey Compton
Vocals, Piano: Hailey Compton
Acoustic Guitar: Jorge Chavez
Electric Guitar: George Velarides
Bass: Nick Stevens
Hammon Organ/Piano: Logan Cerynik
Drums: Bonham Manstis
Backing Vocals: Oriana Valcamp, Olivia McGinley, Hailey Compton

For You

Music and Lyrics by Olivia McGinley
Vocals: Olivia McGinley
Piano, Samplers: Colin Martin
Acoustic Guitar: Jorge Chavez
Electric Guitar: Aidan Dimmel
Bass: CJ McCarty
Orchestration by Richard Maxwell

Knew It

Written and Performed by Robert Wolfe

The Long Run (The Clock) 

Music and Lyrics by Austin Suttill and Colin Martin
Guitar, Vocals: Austin Suttill
Piano: Colin Martin


Written and Performed by MCLM
Electric Guitar, Vocals: George Velarides
Bass: Nick Stevens
Drums: Bonham Manstis


Written and Performed by Weird Noises and The Color…
Bass, Vocals: Navi Banuelos
Guitar: Jorge Chavez
Guitar: Jackson Eklund


Written and Performed by Jiggy Musil

Very Berry 

Music and Lyrics by Phoebe George
Vocals: Phoebe George
Piano: Colin Martin
Acoustic Guitar: Phoebe George
Ukulele : Carson Stern
Tuba: Nick Stevens

Euphoric Morning

Written and Performed by Narcosis
Vocals: Sofia Avino
Electric Guitar: Valentina Carrillo
Bass: George Velarides
Drums: James Lee

Tell You 

Music and Lyrics by Carson Stern and Kennady MacDonald

Vocals: Kennady MacDonald

Ukulele and Vocals: Carson Stern

In the World 

Written and Performed by Ian Michelson


Written and Performed by Elias Hawkins


Written and Performed by UNKNOWNXX++ AKA Eudin Medrano

Fanta Dreams 

Written and Performed by
Tanner York, Giancarlo Sevilla-Suarez, Juan Carlos Flores


Music and Lyrics by Paloma Wayne
Vocals: Paloma Wayne
Production: Eudin Medrano

Pinhead Larry

Written and Performed by
Jaxon Banks, Ethan Sandweiss, Trinity Boucher, Gibson Davis

Written and Performed by Sequoia Slofer

I Bet Mr. Harrison Started Here

Written and Performed by Cameron Sanchez

Supervising Student Producers
Emma Brlobas, George Velarides,  Eudin Medrano