Exploration of the elements and concepts of music and how they combine and interact to create compositions and arrangements as applied to the rhythm section (guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums).
Development of skills and concepts necessary for effective operation of a computer-based music writing workstation.
A hands-on introduction to multimedia and a survey of available applications.
Designed primarily for novice users of both notation software and music notation itself, but useful for all, this is a project based, hands-on, workshop type course designed to teach students immed
This course will look at the development of English-speaking Caribbean Island music and its most influential artists over the past sixty years.
Conceptualizing, writing, and producing vocals; contemporary writing and production techniques for vocal groups of different sizes; working with vocals in live situations versus the recording studi
A project-driven course that focuses on production from the writer's perspective.
Composition of music for radio and television commercials. Emphasis on means of creating suitable product image. Working with, and alteration of, given lyrics. Some lyric writing.
This course covers advanced sequencing and orchestration techniques in the electronic and hybrid realms of production for acoustic ensembles.
Techniques of instrumental and vocal writing, arranging, and production in the pop/rock idiom.
Exploration of techniques of writing for each orchestral instrument and for various combinations of instruments, unusual orchestral instruments, and special effects many instruments can create.
A study of rhythmic styles of contemporary salsa music, including characteristics of instrumentation and the unique clave rhythmic pattern.
A study of the creative, technical, production, and business aspects of writing music for visual media, primarily television commercials.
Survey of the mallet, membrane, and accessory groups of the percussion instrument family. Demonstration and discussion of notation, range, techniques, and effects.
This course has two purposes: first, to provide the student with the necessary synthesis, sound design, and electronic creative tools to be competitive in the contemporary writing industry; and sec
A study of the flute, clarinet, and double reed families based on intensive listening, transcription, live demonstration, and composition.
This course covers advanced creative, technical, production, and business aspects of writing for music and media libraries.
Alternative approaches and concepts to writing that can be used in various aspects of songwriting, arranging, and composing for contemporary broadcast media, such as film and TV scores, that will s
Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in an environment related to the contemporary writing and production major.
Study of orchestration in musical theater and the role of the orchestra in a theater piece.