Lab fee: $35. Course meets at Drummer's Collective, 541 Avenue of The Americas (btwn. 14th & 15th Sts.).
This course focuses on helping students develop their understanding of popular music by having the opportunity to experience music "as a musician". Students study basic music theory, develop rudimentary musicianship skills, and write, rehearse, and perform, student composed ensemble pieces on a weekly basis. The goal is for each student to be able to understand, compose, and perform original contemporary pieces of music in a wide range of pop and jazz idioms. The workshop meets in a professional, fully equipped music studio, where students have access to a variety of musical instruments. The course culminates in a public recital of musical works written and performed by students.