Part C - Electives
(Level I: 9 credits; Level II: 18 credits)*
All Artist Certificate students are required to complete credits in the electives category.
Styles Surveys: (3 cr.) Different teachers will teach various styles to increase students' vocabulary and repertoire skills.
Private Lessons: (3 cr.) Students are allocated some private lessons to be used to do additional work or make-up missed work with any regular faculty member.
World Music Systems: (3 cr.) Students learn about different musical traditions from the non-western world, including performance techniques, theoretical systems, and repertoire. Areas include: Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia.
Music Technology II: (3 cr.) This course builds upon the basic music technology skills developed in Music Technology I, including advanced recording and sound engineering techniques, computer editing, and sequencing.
Music Business I and II: (3 cr.) This module is designed to introduce the fundamentals of the music industry as well as the ways to survive as a musician.
Music Education I and II: (3 cr.) This module is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of music education as most of our students work and teach at schools as after school instructors, etc.
Alexander Techniques: (3 cr.) This lab explores posture, movement, and breathing as they relate to the act of musical production. Students focus on the experience of making music, and particularly on the development of self awareness as it pertains to the kinesthetic experience. Through several exercises and techniques, the musician learns to avoid injuries due to overuse and/or misuse, as well as helping to develop sensitivity, clarity, and power in musical production.
Singer Songwriter Workshop: (3 cr.) This lab focuses on student songwriting in a workshop context. Students explore songwriting styles, techniques in orchestration and arranging, and compose several songs to share with fellow participants.
* Students may use Part B courses in a different concentration to satisfy Part C credit requirements. Student enrollment in Part B courses of a different concentration must be approved by their faculty advisor.