Building and retaining a functional repertoire of approximately 30 selected standards and jazz standards that form a common vocabulary and basis for study among jazz musicians.
A sequel to PSIJ-215, this course continues the process of building and retaining a functional repertoire of jazz standards in bebop, Latin, ballad, and contemporary styles.
An ideal follow-up to PSIJ-211, this performance-centered class introduces basic skills essential to effective improvisation.
Historic, stylistic, and performance-based overview of the compositions and improvisations of Wayne Shorter, covering the period from the late 1950s to the present.
Using the lecture/demonstration format, this course explores in detail the critical areas involved in learning how to improvise in the jazz idiom.
Performance-centered class emphasizing the essential elements of jazz language and vocabulary-chord scales, chord tones, approach notes and target notes, scale motifs and sequences, and lines.
Designed for performers, this course will examine the application of chord scales to harmonic progression.
Performance and analysis of standard songs used in jazz repertoire and the traditional forms and techniques used in creating them.
An expansion of the fundamental improvisational skills developed in PSIJ-221, with the introduction of techniques that will further enhance the student's personal improvisational style.
This course allows students to learn and demonstrate skills in music therapy group leading.
This course is the concurrent clinical music therapy practicum that accompanies MTH-231.
Students are placed in a public or private school that serves children with special needs, primarily in small groups.
A hands-on course designed to provide practical skills for incorporating technology into the practice of music therapy.
This course will examine the psychological, physiological, and sociological foundations of music and music therapy.
This course is the concurrent clinical music therapy practicum that accompanies MTH-311.
Students are assigned to music therapy groups with older adults in nursing home and adult day care settings. Students are introduced to a data-based model of music therapy.
This course will examine how music therapists document the processes and products of what they do.
This course is the concurrent clinical music therapy practicum that accompanies MTH-331. Students apply the research skills they are learning in the classroom to a clinical setting.
This course will provide students with a sensitization and awareness in dealing with a mixed school population.