Arranging - Dr. Brett Bawcum
THE LONE ARRANGER
Writing arrangements for yourself or others to perform can be rewarding and, dare we say it, fun—even while practicing social distancing! It is also a useful skill for music educators and performers, professional and casual alike. If you've ever wanted to play something but couldn't find an arrangement, we'll help get you started. You will need some basic music theory chops for these sessions. Topics will include harmony, instrumentation, technology, and copyright law.
Conducting - Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger
Study conducting with Dr. Hartenberger and learn about how our body language can describe music. In this class you will not only learn how gesture can influence music, but also the tools of the trade: score study, transposition, and so much more.
Composition - Dr. Ashley Floyd
Beginning Composition: Composition for Beginners
Here is your chance to get to engage in some major concepts in writing your own music. Learn how composers structure parts and performers together. Learn how to avoid common problems that can hold back a piece of music. And most importantly, learn how to make your music sound as individual as you are!
Jazz Improv - David D'Angelo
The primary objective of the course is for the student to gain a fundamental knowledge of jazz improvisation through listening assignments. Students will study basic 12 bar 'Blues' form and chord progression. Students will also be able to make use of 'play-alongs' assigned by instructor.
Music Theory - Benjamin Dawson
Ready, Set, Do: Explorations in Music Theory
Students will learn fundamentals of music theory such as identifying and notating pitches, building scales and chords, counting and rhythm, and creating a melody.
Middle School Musicianship - Levi Dean