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Contemporary Music Performance II

Semester and Year SP 2017
Course Number ARTS-UG1306
Section 001
Instructor John Castellano
Days W
Time 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
Units 4
Level U


Suggested prerequisite: ARTS-UG 1305 (or equivalent). Lab fee: $35. Course meets at Drummer's Collective, 541 Sixth Avenue.


This course continues where Contemporary Music Performance I leaves off, but can be taken as an individual course for those who have some music background. This course focuses on helping students develop a deeper understanding of popular music and jazz by having the opportunity to experience the creation of music first hand - as a musician and composer. After reviewing the basics of music theory and working on strengthening musicianship skills, students have the opportunity to write, rehearse, and perform, original ensemble pieces on a weekly basis. The principle course goal is for each student to be able to conceive of, compose, and perform original contemporary pieces of music in a wide range of pop and jazz idioms. The class meets in a professional fully equipped music studio where students have access to a variety of musical instruments and equipment, and culminates with a public recital of musical works written and performed by students.


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Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)