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Diploma Program Year: Second Year

MUS 414

Class Description: Collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship in a music career. Preparing for and managing a freelance career is a focus. Includes website development and presentations. Required for Artist Diploma.

MUS 543

Class Description: Each college student receives 32 one-hour private lessons during the academic year.  Students also participate in master classes/technique classes/repertoire classes.  Recital appearances are expected.  Students may request a particular private instruction teacher. The CEO will assign the student to the requested teacher whenever space permits.

MUS 544

Class Description: Each college student receives 32 one-hour private lessons during the academic year.  Students also participate in master classes/technique classes/repertoire classes.  Recital appearances are expected.  Students may request a particular private instruction teacher. The CEO will assign the student to the requested teacher whenever space permits.

MUS 563, 553, 573, OR 577

Class Description: MUS 563 - Preparation and public performance of representative works from the symphonic literature. All instrumental students must be enrolled in the orchestra program. VAM Symphony Orchestra gives four concerts each year. OR MUS 553 - Vocal Theatre Workshop focuses on staged performances of vocal repertoire. Solo and ensemble pieces will be tailored and assigned to the students. Each term will culminate in a fully-produced show for the public. OR MUS 573 - Each Artist Diploma pianist is expected to organize and present at least one public performance each semester which involves performing with at least one other person. Students report on their project to the College Office by downloading the semester report form from the Student Resources section of the college website. OR MUS 577 -Composition students must arrange a public performance of an original composition. This involves preparation of the score, editing, finding performers, organizing rehearsals and arranging a performance date and venue. It may including performing, or conducting a group of performers. For composition majors only.

MUS 564, 554, 574, OR 578

Class Description: MUS 564 – Preparation and public performance of representative works from the symphonic literature. All instrumental students must be enrolled in the orchestra program. VAM Symphony Orchestra gives four concerts each year. OR MUS 554 – Vocal Theatre Workshop focuses on staged performances of vocal repertoire. Solo and ensemble pieces will be tailored and assigned to the students. Each term will culminate in a fully-produced show for the public. OR MUS 574 – Each Artist Diploma pianist is expected to organize and present at least one public performance each semester which involves performing with at least one other person. Students report on their project to the College Office by downloading the semester report form from the Student Resources section of the college website. OR MUS 578 -Composition students must arrange a public performance of an original composition. This involves preparation of the score, editing, finding performers, organizing rehearsals and arranging a performance date and venue. It may including performing, or conducting a group of performers. For composition majors only.

MUS 599

Class Description: Graduation Recital for Artist Diploma students.  A full-length solo recital adjudicated by the applied music teacher and one other juror, presenting at least 60 minutes of music.  Repertoire for the recital must be approved by the applied music teacher.  For the AD in Composition , the student is required to organize a recital of his or her own original compositions.