ESP Biography

TRISTAN SHIN, MIT senior studying Music and Math

Major: 18+21M

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Past Classes

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A15222: Introduction to Conducting and Score-Reading in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Ever wanted to "play the orchestra," literally? Come learn to be a conductor! We will cover different beat patterns, the basics of score-reading, and other miscellaneous topics. There may be singing involved.

X15344: Introduction to Minecraft Speedrunning in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Ever watched a video of somebody beating the 2011 video game Minecraft in under 10 minutes but had no idea what was going on? Want to talk about the ways that speedrunners save seconds, minutes, and hours of their time in the hit block game developed by Mojang? Whether you don't even know what "beating the game" in Minecraft means or you've been speedrunning it since before 2020, come join us for a discussion about Minecraft speedrunning. Depending on interest and time, we may talk about various categories, history, or technical aspects.

A13296: Wind Instruments in Classical Music through Orchestral Excerpts in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
An introduction to the use of wind instruments in classical music. Study will be done primarily through listening to excerpts from orchestral pieces. We will examine common uses of the instruments, variants of instruments, and orchestration techniques involving wind instruments.

M13300: A Proof of the Hook Length Formula in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
We will introduce the idea of a partition and corresponding Young tableaux. We will then prove a celebrated theorem about counting standard Young tableaux. If time permits, we will discuss more about partitions.

W13440: Introduction to Canadian Fish (Best Card Game!) in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Want to learn the best card game and test the limits of your memory? Come learn Canadian Fish (commonly called Fish, also known as Literature), played between two teams of three people, and see who has the best memory and logic skills!

X13447: 3.7 Seconds for Every Pokémon in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Come learn a few things about every Pokémon up to Generation 7! You may learn about some that you never knew before, or about some funny descriptions of the more well-known ones.