s: A study of the historical and musical origins of jazz, and a survey and analysis of the major schools and trends of jazz. The elements of jazz performance are examined, and there will be an in-depth study of historically significant performers and performing groups as a means of understanding the evolution of jazz practice.
A survey of musical styles, forms and composers, including medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, impressionist, and modern. An appreciation of music is cultivated through discussion of the elements of music and through listening to and analysis of masterpieces from all periods.
The recent musical revolution, including folk music, popular rhythms, politically meaningful lyrics, and its effects on the youth of our time.
This course will provide students with an understanding of how this country's arts and entertainment industry functions on an organizational level, specifically the areas of Theater, Music, Film and Television in the United States.
Designed for those who have had no previous musical training. A study of music notation, music theory; scales, keys, intervals, harmonization, transposition, triads and simple chord progressions. Students will receive ear training, learn how to compose their own simple musical compositions for piano, and learn to play beginning-level piano music at the keyboard.
Music Theater Ensemble is a unique class open to all BFA in Music Theater majors. In this class students will be able to apply their sight singing and theory skills from previous classes directly with music from the music theater repertoire. The group will sing ensemble numbers from different eras and styles giving the students the practical wherewithal to be effective professionals in the chorus of Broadway shows.