Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2022  
Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog

Performance, Songwriting Concentration, Mus.B.


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HEGIS Code: 1004.00

Inventory of Registered Program Code: 90153


Program Overview

The comprehensive program in Performance provides both a common core of technical studies and 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 Performance 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 Specialty and the 6 credits of Electives, constitute the 120-credit requirement for the Bachelor of Music degree.

Songwriting Concentration Overview

The Songwriting Concentration is designed to develop competencies in song structure, lyrics, melody, and vocal arranging through exposure and experience to different diverse contemporary styles.

Songwriting Concentration
AML 351 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 1; (2cr)   
AML 352 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 2; (2cr)   
AML 451 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 3; (2cr)   
AML 452 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 4; (2cr)   
MUS 261 - Computer Music Notation; (3cr)   
MUS 365 - Vocal Arranging; (2cr)   
MUS 393 - Instrumental Conducting; (2cr)   
MUS 394 - Choral Conducting; (2cr)   
MUS 415 - Popular Songwriting 1; (2cr)   
MUS 416 - Studio Composition; (3cr)   
MUS 435 - Songwriter’s Workshop 1; (1cr)   
MUS 436 - Songwriter’s Workshop 2; (1cr)   
Total Concentration Credits: 24

Courses below are required of all students in the Performance Program, Songwriting Concentration. 

Program Requirements
Common Core
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; (3cr) 
ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr) 
Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr) 
PSY 101 - General Psychology; (3cr) 
Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr) 
Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr) 
Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr) 
Total Common Core: 21
Applied Music Lessons and Ensembles
AML 141 - 442 - Applied Music Lesson 1 - 8; (16cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (12cr)  
Total Applied Music Lessons/Ensembles: 28
Music Content Specialty Courses
MUS 111 - Harmony 1; (3cr) 
MUS 112 - Harmony 2; (3cr) 
MUS 211 - Harmony 3; (3cr) 
MUS 212 - Harmony 4; (3cr) 
MUS 121 - Sight Singing 1; (1cr) 
MUS 122 - Sight Singing 2; (1cr) 
MUS 221 - Sight Singing 3; (1cr) 
MUS 222 - Sight Singing 4; (1cr) 
MUS 123 - Ear Training 1; (1cr) 
MUS 124 - Ear Training 2; (1cr) 
MUS 223 - Ear Training 3; (1cr) 
MUS 224 - Ear Training 4; (1cr) 
MUS 185 - Keyboard Skills 1; (1cr) 
MUS 186 - Keyboard Skills 2; (1cr) 
MUS 285 - Keyboard Skills 3; (1cr) 
MUS 286 - Keyboard Skills 4; (1cr) 
MUS 218 - Form and Analysis; (3cr) 
MUS 314 - Arranging; (2cr) 
Total Music Content Special: 39
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences
MUS 314 - Arranging; (2cr) 
MUH 302 - Jazz History; (3cr) 
Music History Elective 100-200 Level; (3cr) 
Total Additional LAS: 9
Electives
General Elective; (9cr)  
Total Electives: 9
Juries and Recitals
Freshman Jury; (0cr)  
Sophomore Jury; (0cr)  
Junior Jury; (0cr)  
Senior Jury; (0cr)  
Senior Recital; (0cr)  
Recital Composition 1; (0cr)  
Recital Composition 2; (0cr)  
Recital Composition 3; (0cr)  
Recital Composition 4; (0cr)  
Total Juries and Recitals: 0
Concentration Component
AML 351 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 1; (2cr) 
AML 352 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 2; (2cr) 
AML 451 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 3; (2cr) 
AML 452 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 4; (2cr) 
MUS 261 - Computer Music Notation; (3cr) 
MUS 365 - Vocal Arranging; (2cr) 
MUS 393 - Instrumental Conducting; (2cr) 
MUS 394 - Choral Conducting; (2cr) 
MUS 415 - Popular Songwriting 1; (2cr) 
MUS 416 - Studio Composition; (3cr) 
MUS 435 - Songwriter’s Workshop 1; (1cr) 
MUS 436 - Songwriter’s Workshop 2; (1cr) 
Total Concentration Component: 24
Total Program Credits: 120
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Course Name   Course Name
Semester 1   Semester 2
AML 141 - Applied Music Lesson 1; (2cr)     AML 142 - Applied Music Lesson 2; (2cr)  
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; (3cr)     ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
Music History Elective 100-200 Level; (3cr)     MUS 112 - Harmony 2; (3cr)  
MUS 111 - Harmony 1; (3cr)     MUS 122 - Sight Singing 2; (1cr)  
MUS 121 - Sight Singing 1; (1cr)     MUS 124 - Ear Training 2; (1cr)  
MUS 123 - Ear Training 1; (1cr)     MUS 186 - Keyboard Skills 2; (1cr)  
MUS 185 - Keyboard Skills 1; (1cr)     Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Freshman Jury     Freshman Jury  
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 3   Semester 4
AML 241 - Applied Music Lesson 3; (2cr)     AML 242 - Applied Music Lesson 4; (2cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr)     MUS 212 - Harmony 4; (3cr)  
MUS 211 - Harmony 3; (3cr)     MUS 222 - Sight Singing 4; (1cr)  
MUS 221 - Sight Singing 3; (1cr)     MUS 224 - Ear Training 4; (1cr)  
MUS 223 - Ear Training 3; (1cr)     MUS 261 - Computer Music Notation; (3cr)  
MUS 285 - Keyboard Skills 3; (1cr)     MUS 286 - Keyboard Skills 4; (1cr)  
PSY 101 - General Psychology; (3cr)     Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Sophomore Jury     Sophomore Jury  
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 5   Semester 6
AML 341 - Applied Music Lesson 5; (2cr)     AML 342 - Applied Music Lesson 6; (2cr)  
AML 351 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 1; (2cr)     AML 352 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 2; (2cr)  
General Elective; (3cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     MUH 302 - Jazz History; (3cr)  
MUS 218 - Form and Analysis; (3cr)     MUS 365 - Vocal Arranging; (2cr)  
MUS 314 - Arranging; (2cr)     MUS 394 - Choral Conducting; (2cr)  
MUS 393 - Instrumental Conducting; (2cr)     MUS 416 - Studio Composition; (3cr)  
MUS 415 - Popular Songwriting 1; (2cr)     Junior Jury  
Junior Jury    Recital Composition 2 
Recital Composition 1         
 Total 17   Total 16
Semester 7   Semester 8
AML 441 - Applied Music Lesson 7; (2cr)     AML 442 - Applied Music Lesson 8; (2cr)  
AML 451 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 3; (2cr)     AML 452 - Applied Composition Lesson/Seminar 4; (2cr)  
General Elective; (3cr)     General Elective; (3cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
MUS 314 - Arranging; (2cr)     MUS 436 - Songwriter’s Workshop 2; (1cr)  
MUS 435 - Songwriter’s Workshop 1; (1cr)     Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Senior Jury      Senior Recital  
Recital Composition 3    Recital Composition 4  
Total 13   Total 14

 

 

 

 

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