MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY – DRUMS & PERCUSSION


Two Year Diploma
Classes Start: September

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DRUMS & PERCUSSION COURSES
This course will provide students with a broad introduction into the entertainment industry and the interrelationships between art, technology and business. During the course, students will be introduced to the music, broadcast, motion picture, game and live event industries and their various subsidiaries.
This course will provide students with a broad and thorough insight into the history of music, film and art and their impact on and from culture. During this course, students will be introduced to the evolution of music, film styles and art forms and the interrelationships between various styles and genres through historical study.
This course will provide students with an introduction into the theoretical and creative principles used in sound for motion picture, television and other visual entertainment media. During this course, students will gain insight to the history of motion picture sound, terminology, technology and post-production concepts. This course will also introduce students to the techniques and practices of the sound designer, sound editor, dialogue editor, sound effects editor, music editor, and re-recording mixer in the film and television industries.
This course will provide students with a comprehensive practical introduction to working with digital audio and is designed to develop the recording and editing skills required by today’s working musician. During this course, students will be introduced to hardware and software-based digital technology, as well as the principles and techniques of recording and editing music on a DAW through a comprehensive study of Avid Pro Tools, Logic Audio, Main Stage, Ableton Live and Sibelius.
This course will provide students with a broad introduction into the theoretical, technical, creative and artistic principles of sound and recording in the digital domain. During this course, students will be introduced to digital audio basics, hardware, software and interfaces through theory, application and operating principles.
This course will provide students with a broad and thorough insight into aural recognition as it relates to both music theory and analysis. During this course, students will be introduced to the skills and strategies used by musicians and engineers to audibly identify pitch, intervals, scales, chords, cadences, modes and dynamics. Students will also be introduced to the core concepts of melodic and rhythmic dictation, frequency and waveform identification, instrument identification, panning and phase consideration and understanding the stereo and surround audio spectrum. 
This course will provide students with a fundamental introduction to live show system technologies as they pertain to performing musicians. During this course, students will be introduced to various types of live technologies such as sound systems, monitoring systems, microphone applications, small lighting system applications, as well as basic electrical power considerations for live events.
This course will provide students with advanced insight into the theoretical, technical and creative principles of synthesizers, synthesis and the MIDI protocol. During this course, students will be introduced to synthesizer and MIDI history, terminology, technology and the creative practical application of keyboards, hardware and software.
This course will provide students with a practical and creative introduction into synthesizer technology, synthesis, sampling and the MIDI protocol. During this course, students will be introduced to synthesizers and the creative practical application of keyboards, hardware and software as it applies to musical composition and production.
This course will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the music business, and the interrelationships between art, technology and business. Using both case studies and lectures, students will learn the nature of copyright, the value of songs and their potential revenue streams, the role of music publishers, and the role of the artist and their surrounding team. Students will also examine record labels, their personnel, and the basic elements of recording and production agreements. This course will also provide students with a thorough study of the methods, technologies and new revenue streams involved in the digital distribution of music. Students will also explore fundamental principles of music marketing, promotion and publicity, and apply those skills in practical, real-world applications and assignments.
This course will provide students with comprehensive insight into the principles and processes involved in creating music for film, television and other visual media.  During this course, students will be introduced to the process of creating original music to accompany visual media, as well as aesthetics, terminology and composition considerations.
The Music Theory & Composition curriculum will provide the student with a broad and thorough insight into the basic and advanced rudiments of music theory. During this course students will be introduced to notation, structure, term & symbols, chord structures and scales in a practical sense to compose and arrange music. Students will also be introduced to the core concepts of counterpoint, harmony and orchestration and apply them to practical exercises.
This course will provide students with the specific skills and techniques required for performance in a musical ensemble for both recording studio and live performance applications. Students will be introduced to practice and preparation techniques, studio pre-production preparation, musical interpretation skills and stage presence within an ensemble setting. Students will also develop their skills within the studio environment on a variety of specialized recording sessions.
This course will provide students with a broad introduction into musical instrument construction, musicians and playing styles. During this course, students will explore a variety of percussion, drums, guitars, basses, pianos, keyboards, strings, brass and woodwind instruments in a clinical environment. Topics include instrument construction, tunings, ranges and specific peripherals pertaining to each family of instruments.
The content which comprises the Musicianship curriculum will provide the student with comprehensive and progressive study of their major instrument. During these courses, students will progressively develop technique and playing styles through a study of the structural fundamentals of chords and scales and the major concepts of various popular styles. Students will also be encouraged to develop their unique playing styles and improvisational skills using pentatonic scales, arpeggios and modes over a wide variety of chords and chord progressions.
This course will provide students with the practical skills and creative principles used to create sound for motion picture and television productions. During the course, students will be introduced to various post-production principles and techniques in a practical hands-on environment. Students will explore and develop the recording and editing techniques used for sound design, dialogue, sound effects and foley for film, television, games and mobile applications.
This course will provide students with a complete introduction into the principles of sound through a comprehensive study of physics. During this course, students will be introduced to acoustic principles, wave propagation and auditory perception.
This course will provide students with the advanced technical and performance skills on their principle instrument. During this course, students will concentrate on growth as a performing artist, technical skills, collaborative competence and knowledge of repertoire, covering a wide selection of styles and genres, through weekly private instruction.
The content which comprises the Sight Reading curriculum will provide the student with a broad and thorough insight into reading and performing written notation. During this course students will be introduced to the skills and strategies used by musicians to read and accurately reproduce pitch, intervals, scales, chords, cadences, melodic passages, rhythmic passages and harmonic passages. Students will also be introduced to the core concepts of reproducing written direction in the form of dynamics, tempo, playing styles, accents, signs and abbreviations. Students will be trained to read and perform within various genres of music and will be introduced to sight singing.
This course will provide students with a comprehensive introduction into the techniques used by successful songwriters to craft memorable songs. During this course, students will learn to effectively express themselves through words and music and begin to understand the principles and techniques used to create commercially successful and marketable music in a wide variety of musical styles and genres.
This course will provide students with a broad introduction into the technical, creative and business responsibilities of a record producer. During this course, students will be introduced to the production and arranging techniques as well as the creative, business and management responsibilities of today’s music producers, as well as an overview of record producers and their music throughout the history of recorded music.
This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of studio operation and is designed to cover the practical application of the principles learned in the Studio Technologies course. Students will be introduced to the practical applications of signal flow, recording and multi-tracking, microphone placement, recording and mixing techniques and basic signal processing.
This course will provide students with a broad introduction into the theoretical, technical, creative and artistic principles of sound and recording. During this course, students will be introduced to basic acoustic principles, microphones, recording techniques, signal flow, recording studio equipment, console operation, session protocols, communication skills and recording studio environments, including live, post-production and broadcast.
This course will provide students with training in the specific techniques necessary for vocal ensemble performance. This course will provide students with an introduction to basic principles of voice production in music, emphasizing both ensemble and solo playing. Through a select repertoire, students will advance their individual and ensemble performance skills while understanding the various music styles as performed within a vocal ensemble. Students will also practice and rehearse with their ensemble members in preparation for ensemble performances
OTHER AVAILABLE MAJORS
 GUITAR MAJOR
 DRUMS & PERCUSSION MAJOR
 PIANO & KEYBOARD MAJOR
 BASS GUITAR MAJOR

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