MUS 341a – The examination of piano teaching material for beginning and professional students. Discussion will include the development of good musical taste, technical skills, memorization and intelligent practice. For piano majors only.
MUS 356 – 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 362 – 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 three concerts each year.
MUS 364 -The Opera Studio provides a six-week Scene Study Workshop in each semester to develop the vocal and dramatic interpretative powers of students through practical experience on a selected operatic repertoire.