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

Jazz/Commercial Music, Composition/Songwriting Concentration, Mus.B.


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Jazz/Commercial Program 
Composition/Songwriting Concentration
Bachelor of Music (Mus.B.) Degree
HEGIS Code: 1004.00
Inventory of Registered Program Code: 90153

Overview

The Composition/Songwriting Concentration 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.

Composition/Songwriting Concentration

AML 351 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 1; Credits: 2  
AML 352 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 2; Credits: 2  
AML 451 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 3; Credits: 2  
AML 452 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 4; Credits: 2  
MUS 261 - Computer Music Notation; Credits: 3  
(Composition Students) MUS 315 - Commercial Arranging; Credits: 2  
(Songwriting Students) MUS 365 - Vocal Arranging; Credits: 2  
MUS 393 - Instrumental Conducting; Credits: 2  
MUS 394 - Choral Conducting; Credits: 2  
(Composition Students) MUS 395 - Orchestration 1; Credits: 2  
(Composition Studes) MUS 400 - Introduction to Film Scoring; Credits: 2 
(Songwriting Students) MUS 415 - Popular Songwriting 1; Credits: 2  
MUS 416 - Studio Composition; Credits: 3  
(Songwriting Students) MUS 435 - Songwriter’s Workshop 1; Credits: 1  
(Songwriting Students) MUS 436 - Songwriter’s Workshop 2; Credits: 1  
SRRE __ - Senior Recital; Credits: 0   
Total Concentration Credits: 24

Recommended Sequence of Courses 

Course Code
Course Name
Credits
 
Semester 1
 
AML 141   Applied Music Lesson 1   2  
ENG 101   English Composition 1    3  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (1)   1  
MUH ___   Music History Elective 100-200 Level (1)   3  
MUS 111   Harmony 1   3  
MUS 121   Sight Singing 1   1  
MUS 123   Ear Training 1   1  
MUS 185   Keyboard Skills 1   1  
  Total 15
 
Semester 2
 
AML 142   Applied Music Lesson 2   2  
ENG 102   English Composition 2   3  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (2)   1  
MUS 112   Harmony 2   3  
MUS 122   Sight Singing 2   1  
MUS 124   Ear Training 2   1  
MUS 186   Keyboard Skills 2   1  
SPE ___   Oral Communication Competency Elective   3  
FRJR __   Freshman Jury   0  
  Total 15
 
Semester 3
 
AML 241   Applied Music Lesson 3   2  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (3)   1  
MAT ___   Quantitative Competency Elective   3  
MUS 211   Harmony 3   3  
MUS 221   Sight Singing 3   1  
MUS 223   Ear Training 3   1  
MUS 285   Keyboard Skills 3   1  
PSY 101   General Psychology   3  
  Total 15
 
Semester 4
 
AML 242   Applied Music Lesson 4   2  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (4)   1  
MUS 212   Harmony 4   3  
MUS 222   Sight Singing 4   1  
MUS 224   Ear Training 4   1  
MUS 261   Computer Music Notation   3  
MUS 286   Keyboard Skills 4    1  
SCI ___   Scientific Competency Elective   3  
SOJR ____   Sophomore Jury   0  
  Total 15
 
Semester 5
 
AML 341   Applied Music Lesson 5   2  
AML 351   Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 1   2  
ELECT ___   2 Credit Elective (1)   2  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (5)   1  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (6)   1  
MUS 218   Form and Analysis   3  
MUS 314   Arranging   2  
MUS 393   Instrumental Conducting   2  
MUS 395   Orchestration 1   (Composition Students) 2  
MUS 415   Popular Songwriting 1   (Songwriting Students) 2  
RCO 1   Recital Composition 1   0  
  Total 17
 
Semester 6
 
AML 342   Applied Music Lesson 6   2  
AML 352   Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 2   2  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (7)   1  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (8)   1  
MUH 302   Jazz History   3  
MUS 315   Commercial Arranging  (Songwriting Students) 2  
MUS 365   Vocal Arranging    2  
MUS 394   Choral Conducting   2  
MUS 416   Studio Composition  (Composition Students) 3  
JRJR __   Junior Jury   0  
RCO 2   Recital Composition 2   0  
  Total 16
 
Semester 7
 
AML 441   Applied Music Lesson 7   2  
AML 451   Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 3   2  
ELECT ___   3 Credit Elective (1)   3  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (9)   1  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (10)   1  
LAS ___   Liberal Arts and Science Elective 300/400 (1)    3  
MUS 400   Introduction to Film Scoring  (Composition Students) 2  
MUS 435   Songwriter’s Workshop 1  (Songwriting Students) 1  
RCO 3   Recital Composition 3   0  
  Total 14/13
 
Semester 8
 
AML 442   Applied Music Lesson 8   2  
AML 452   Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 4   2  
ELECT ___   2 Credit Elective (2)   2  
ELECT ___   2 Credit Elective (3)   2  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (11)   1  
ENS ___   Ensemble Elective (12)   1  
MUS 436   Songwriter’s Workshop 2  (Songwriting Students) 1  
SOC ___   Diversity Competency Elective   3  
SRRE __   Senior Recital   0  
RCO 4   Recital Composition 4   0  
  Total 13/14
 
Total Program
120

 

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