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Monk’s Music

Join Brian Jones for Monk’s Music, a course exploring the music and life of one of jazz’s most important artists, pianist/composer Thelonious Monk. We will investigate the history of jazz using Monk’s unique musical vision as a guide. Topics central to this course will be Monk’s inimitable piano style, his creativity as a composer, and …

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Understanding Black Classical Music

2021 Sphinx Medal Excellence Recipient Titus Underwood returns for another semester of Understanding Black Classical Music!  We will be going through 3 composers intensively in this 4-week course.  This will include the works and lives of Florence Price, William L Dawson and William Grant Still.  We will go through a historical context of why and …

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Pre-College Music Theory: Harmony 1

This course continues to build on previous knowledge while adding cadences, four-part writing, more complex rhythmic dictation and musical dictation. Students should be able to identify and write major and all forms of minor scales in all key signatures in treble and bass clefs; identify and sing all major and perfect intervals ascending; be able …

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Pre-College Music Theory: Theory 1

Students combine written and aural theory to increase their understanding and explore the foundations of music. Classes cover subjects from basic note-reading in multiple clefs to constructing scales, identifying and singing intervals, rhythmic dictation and beginning ear training. Access to music theory and ear training applications through our learning management system, MusicFirst, is included. No …

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For Your Ears Only

Listening to a live concert is an experience that can be as personal as it is communal. In this 4-class interactive course, you will be given a set of skills that will help you get more out of any concert situation. Think of it like adding various filters to enhance certain aspects of the music. …

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Intermediate Composition

Composition is back! Students will work with notation software and/or digital audio workstations to create their own compositions. This course is intended for students with prior compositional experience and/or familiarity with music notation software. The session will culminate with a virtual recital where students can share their creations with fellow students, friends, and family. Note: …

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Jazz on Film

Join Dr. Brian Jones for Jazz on Film, a course exploring the rich history of jazz’s connection with the cinema. From feature films about jazz, movies with jazz scores, documentaries on jazz musicians, and television series with jazz-centric subject matters, we will dissect the themes and music of various films as they relate to the …

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Intro to Music Theory for Adults

Students will combine written and aural theory to increase their understanding and explore the foundations of music. Each class will move at a speed that allows all students to gain a firm grasp of the materials. Emphasis will be on the foundations of theory with direct application to pieces. No placement test or prior experience …

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