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Contemporary Music Performance I

Semester and Year FA 2018
Course Number ARTS-UG1305
Section 001
Instructor John Castellano
Days W
Time 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
Units 4
Level U


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.


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Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)