NYU Gallatin Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Back to Courses

Advanced Contemporary Musicianship

Semester and Year SP 2014
Course Number ARTS-UG1306
Section 001
Instructor John Castellano
Days Wed
Time 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
Units 4.0
Level U
Foundation Requirement


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


This course is designed for those who want to learn how to make music together with others. The course work combines a study of contemporary popular music, in terms of form, style, and instrumentation, with a review of practical music theory and the development of functional musicianship skills. Students have the opportunity to apply what they have studied by performing in class on their own compositions as well as on compositions written by their classmates and the course instructor. In addition, each student is assigned an individual course project based on the student’s particular area of musical interest. This course is appropriate for any student interested in furthering their understanding of music in general and contemporary popular music specifically. Access to a keyboard or guitar is recommended. The workshop meets in a professional, fully equipped, music studio where students have access to a wide variety of musical instruments.



Course Type

Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)

NYU Gallatin Footer

New York University
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
1 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-7370