MUS 442a – 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 456 – 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 462 – 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 464 – The Vocal Theatre Workshop provides an eight-week performance workshop in each semester to develop the vocal and dramatic interpretative powers of students through practical experience on selected vocal repertoire.