Part B ­ Concentration Requirements

(Level I: 21 credits; Level II 42 credits)

Depending on area of concentration, Artist Certificate students will be required to choose courses from these areas to fulfill credit requirements. To cross-­register, students must get approval from their faculty advisor.

PROFESSIONAL MUSIC (PART B)

Quarter­End Juries I­IV: Each student must pass a quarter-­end “Jury” performing pieces in selected styles from the style sequence list. The Jury is made up of the faculty members who have taught students during the calendar year.

Private Lessons I­IV: (3 cr., consecutive quarters) Under the supervision of the faculty member students, will meet weekly in a one­ on ­one setting to address specific needs.

Styles Surveys: (3 cr., two quarters) Different teachers will teach various style surveys to increase students vocabulary and repertoire skills. This course provides an in­ depth look at the work of accomplished artists in specific styles or sub styles of music.

Professional Music Skills I: (3 cr.) This survey course focuses on different aspects of professional music, including recording, band leading, marketing, and music business skills.

Professional Music Skills II: (3 cr.) This course is focused on developing a promotional package for the professional musician. A demonstration video, shot in the BMS theater, will be produced at the end of the term.

Ensembles I­III, IV­-VI: (3 cr.) BMS hosts several performance ensembles, specific to stylistic interests. Students practice in an ensemble setting to build repertoire and develop group playing skills.

Music Business I: (3 cr.) This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of the music industry as well as the ways to survive as a musician.

Music Business II: (3 cr.) This course focuses on marketing and financial modeling, and is designed to develop business fundamentals into delivering a more extensive business model.

Education Fundamentals I: (3 cr.) This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of music education, including pedagogy and curriculum planning. Ten (10) hours of hand s­on assisting in BMS teaching programs will be a requirement.

Education Fundamentals II: (3 cr.) This course is designed to continue student development in the area of music education, including pedagogy and curriculum planning. Ten (10) hours of hands­ on assisting in BMS teaching programs will be a requirement.

Performance Techniques I: (3 cr.) [I] workshop/lab style

PERFORMANCE (PART B)

Quarter­End Juries I­VI: Each student must pass a quarter ­end “Jury” performing pieces in selected styles from the style sequence list. The Jury is made up of the faculty members who have taught students during the calendar year.

Private Lessons I-­VI: (3 cr., consecutive quarters) Under the supervision of the faculty member students, will meet weekly in a one­ on ­one setting to address specific needs.

Styles Surveys I­II: (3 cr., two quarters) Different teachers will teach various style surveys to increase students vocabulary and repertoire skills. This course provides an in­ depth look at the work of accomplished artists in specific styles or sub styles of music.

Professional Music Skills I: (3 cr.) This survey course focuses on different aspects of professional music, including recording, band leading, marketing, and music business skills.

Professional Music Skills II: (3 cr.) This course is focused on developing a promotional package for the professional musician. A demonstration video, shot in the BMS theater, will be produced at the end of the term.

Advanced Ensembles: (3 cr.) BMS hosts several performance ensembles, specific to stylistic interests. Students practice in an ensemble setting to build repertoire and develop group playing skills.

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.

Performance Techniques I­III: (3 cr.) [I] workshop/lab style; [II and III] specific to area of study.

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