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A study of the evolution of rock music from its origins to the present. Classes will focus on musical characteristics of the different styles within the genre. Sociological, geographical, literary and other cultural aspects will be discussed. Both audio and video clips will be presented for in-class analysis.

This course is designed to strengthen your songwriting skills in every respect. Closer attention is paid to marketing skills, legal procedures, finding one’s personal niche in the music business (whether to focus on one’s own style, concentrate on writing tunes for other acts, or both; whether to go through a publisher or be your own publisher; etc.). Co-writing music will be explored (you put lyrics to someone else’s music; they put music to yours). In class time centers around the analysis of successful songwriters in every genre.

Prerequisites: MUSC 268 (Songwriting I)

This course provides students with an introduction to recording principles and practices. Through theoretical and hands-on instruction, students acquire a basic understanding of studio technologies and recording skills. Topics include: fundamentals of analog recording, design and function of microphones, loudspeakers and acoustical considerations in recording and sound reproduction, and studio maintenance. The student engineer works with a student producer and artist. A minimum of two recording projects is required for successful course completion.

This course is designed to improve the skills of composers by presenting a wide variety of compositional tools in styles ranging from Classical to Jazz, Folk, Rock and Pop. By studying the recordings and scores of composers throughout history each student gains a musical awareness that strengthens their own compositional process. Particular attention is paid to the “building blocks of a composition;” the musical elements such as melody, harmony and rhythm that are at the core of the creative process. In class performance and analysis of student compositions occurs on a weekly basis and midterm and final assignments are recorded.

This course is designed to improve the skills of composers by presenting a wide variety of compositional tools in styles ranging from Classical to Jazz, Folk, Rock and Pop. By studying the recordings and scores of composers throughout history each student gains a musical awareness that strengthens their own compositional process. Particular attention is paid to the “building blocks of a composition;” the musical elements such as melody, harmony and rhythm that are at the core of the creative process. In class performance and analysis of student compositions occurs on a weekly basis and midterm and final assignments are recorded.

The purpose of this course is three-fold: To provide the student with an awareness of the career possibilities in the field of music; To introduce students to some of the major aspects of the music profession, and; To introduce students to basic general business practices. This course is particularly beneficial to students planning a career in the music industry. 

A weekly one-hour or half-hour private instrumental or vocal lesson is provided for all students. Instruction is available on keyboard, woodwinds, saxophone, percussion, guitar, electric and acoustic, bass, and voice. Lessons are designed to increase students’ technical and musical abilities.