Global Sight-Reading and Advanced Rhythmic Solfege ILPD-250

Global Sight-Reading and Advanced

Rhythmic Solfege



Fall 2014                               Tuesdays 12-1

ADVANCED LEVEL Afro-Cuban Drum Set Lab ILPD-373


Afro-Cuban Drum Set Lab


Fall 2014, Fridays 11am -1pm

Still Openings Available!!


This course features:

B.J. Snowden

Songwriter B.J. Snowden of Billerica, MA, had her song "In Canada" placed in the movie Montana Amazon. The film was screened in August at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and in September at California State University Northridge.

James L. Dean

Saxophonist James L. Dean of Haledon, NJ, broadcasts a live swing-and-jazz hour every Monday from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Centanni Broadcasting Network radio. Visit

Thom Pastor & Paul Testa

Saxophonist Thom Pastor, guitarist Hap Smith, drummer Paul Testa '69 and organist Bill Callanan of Las Vegas, NV, make up B3 Conspiracy. The group just completed the album Sleeping Lions and, in November, will travel to Tokyo, Japan, to perform at the Jazz Organ Club.


The Woodshed

Early in his career, Guitar Professor Guy Van Duser created what has become an iconic arrangement of John Philip Sousa's march "The Stars and Stripes Forever." Initially, Van Duser's version of the piece gained attention because it seemed to be one of the least-likely candidates for a successful solo guitar arrangement. It was an instant audience pleaser at Van Duser's live concerts, and loads of American guitarists took note of it. Among the many who have performed and/or recorded it are Chet Atkins, Rick Foster, and Doug Smith.

Bill Moody

Bill Moody of Sonoma, CA published his most recet book, Fade to Blue, in April 2011. Moody has written seven jazz mystery novels featuring jazz pianist Evan Horne. 


Contemporary sounds from the Arab world, Turkey, and Iran--Crossover, popular, and traditional styles. Semester repertoire chosen according to student interest. We play music from many artists, including Dhafer Youssef, Hüsnü Şenlendirici, Charbel Rouhana, Hossam Ramzy, Fairuz, Davood Azad, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Sezen Aksu, Fairuz, Sayyid Darwish, Natacha Atlas... Lots of modal improv, new grooves, some odd-meters etc. This is an opportunity to work on improvisation and interpretation without worrying about lots of chord changes.

Coda: Reflections on Making an Indie Album

Terry Wollman