Five Towns College 2018-2020 Catalog 
  
    May 23, 2019  
Five Towns College 2018-2020 Catalog

Jazz/Commercial Music Program, Mus.B.


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HEGIS Code: 1004.00     Inventory of Registered Program Code: 90153

Overview

The Bachelor of Music (Mus.B.) degree program in Jazz/Commercial Music with concentrations in, Audio Recording Technology, Composition/Songwriting, Music and Entertainment Industry Studies, and Performance is designed for students planning to pursue careers as professional performers, composers, recording engineers, music business executives or producers of video music.

The comprehensive program in Jazz/Commercial Music provides both a common core of technical studies and a foundation for specialized courses in the student’s major area of concentration. Music compositions selected from various styles, periods and composers provide the textual material for the program. A comparative survey of music literature in contrasting styles and media is utilized as an integral approach to the study of harmony, melody, rhythm, counterpoint, instrumentation, texture, and composition. Class performance of relevant music is encouraged and writing skills, aural skills, music analysis, and reading facility are developed in accordance with individual potential.

Concentration Component

Students in the Jazz/Commercial Music program select one of the following concentrations. The 24 credits in the selected concentration, together with the 30 credits in Common Core/Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences, 57 credits in Music Content Speciality and the 6 credits of Electives, constitute the 120-credit requirement for the Bachelor of Music degree.

Concentrations


Audio Recording Technology Concentration
The Audio Recording Technology Concentration at Five Towns College is designed to provide students with the tools needed to succeed as professional engineers and producers of music for soundtracks in film and video productions. Students study the theory of sound, recording electronics, engineering procedures, music production techniques, and audio/video post production in a sequence of courses designed to develop practical and technical skills. The College’s industry grade recording studios, editing suites, and MIDI workstations provide students with a highly focused learning environment for both assigned and extracurricular recording projects.
Composition/Songwriting Concentration
The Composition/Songwriting Concentrations provides professional training for students who intend to pursue careers as composers, arrangers and songwriters.
 
Students receive intensive instruction in a core of technical studies that include courses such as harmony, orchestration, film scoring, MIDI, songwriting, commercial arranging, studio composition, and private composition instruction.
Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Concentration
The Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Concentration is designed for students interested in a career in a music-related business field. Studies include the technical, legal, production, managing, merchandising and licensing aspects of the music business.

This Concentration assists those graduates who plan to work as artist managers, record and publishing company owners, executives, promoters and producers of music videos to achieve their career goals.

Performance Concentration

The Performance Concentration is designed for students planning to pursue careers as professional performers. It provides a common core of technical studies and a foundation of specialized courses such as harmony, improvisation, MIDI, ensemble performance, popular music labs, jazz labs, and private instruction.


Course Requirements

The courses below are required of all students in the Jazz/Commercial Music Program.

Common Core
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; Credits: 3  
ENG 102 - English Composition 2; Credits: 3  
MAT ___ - Quantitative Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
PSY 101 - General Psychology; Credits: 3  
SCI ___ - Scientific Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
SOC ___ - Diversity Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
SPE ___ - Oral Communication Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
Total Common Core Credits: 21
Music Content Specialty Courses
AML 141 - Applied Music Lesson 1; Credits: 2  
AML 142 - Applied Music Lesson 2; Credits: 2  
AML 241 - Applied Music Lesson 3; Credits: 2  
AML 242 - Applied Music Lesson 4; Credits: 2  
AML 341 - Applied Music Lesson 5; Credits: 2  
AML 342 - Applied Music Lesson 6; Credits: 2  
AML 441 - Applied Music Lesson 7; Credits: 2  
AML 442 - Applied Music Lesson 8; Credits: 2  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (1); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (2); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (3); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (4); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (5); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (6); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (7); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (8); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (9); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (10); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (11); Credits: 1  
ENS ___ - Ensemble Elective (12); Credits: 1  
MUS 111 - Harmony 1; Credits: 3  
MUS 112 - Harmony 2; Credits: 3  
MUS 211 - Harmony 3; Credits: 3  
MUS 212 - Harmony 4; Credits: 3  
MUS 121 - Sight Singing 1; Credits: 1  
MUS 122 - Sight Singing 2; Credits: 1  
MUS 221 - Sight Singing 3; Credits: 1  
MUS 222 - Sight Singing 4; Credits: 1  
MUS 123 - Ear Training 1; Credits: 1  
MUS 124 - Ear Training 2; Credits: 1  
MUS 223 - Ear Training 3; Credits: 1  
MUS 224 - Ear Training 4; Credits: 1  
MUS 185 - Keyboard Skills 1; Credits: 1  
MUS 186 - Keyboard Skills 2; Credits: 1  
MUS 285 - Keyboard Skills 3; Credits: 1  
MUS 286 - Keyboard Skills 4; Credits: 1  
MUS 218 - Form and Analysis; Credits: 3  
MUS 314 - Arranging; Credits: 2  
SRRE __ - Senior Recital; Credits: 0  
Total Music Content Specialty Course Credits: 57
Electives
ELECT ___ - 3 Credit Elective (1); Credits: 3  
ELECT ___ - 3 Credit Elective (2); Credits: 3  
ELECT ___ - 3 Credit Elective (3); Credits: 3  
Total Elective Course Credits: 9
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences
LAS ___ - Liberal Arts and Science Elective 300/400 (1); Credits: 3  
MUH ___ - Music History Elective 100-200 Level (1); Credits: 3  
MUH 302 - Jazz History; Credits: 3  
Total Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences Credits: 9
Concentration Component
Jazz/Commercial Music, Audio Recording and Technology Concentration, Mus.B.    
Jazz/Commercial Music, Composition/Songwriting Concentration, Mus.B.    
Jazz/Commercial Music, Music Performance Concentration, Mus.B.    
Jazz/Commercial Music, Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Concentration, Mus.B.    
Total Concentration Credits: 24 
Total Program Credits: 120

 

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