Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Summer 2014 Music Course Offerings

Summer One (May 12-June 20)

History of Film Music, MH 453-01 (3 credits, undergraduate or graduate)

May 12-29, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6:00-9:05 pm

Instructor: Michael Schelle

Survey of film music from the early 20th-Century 'silents' to the `Golden Age' (1933-1949), the `Silver Age' (1950-1980), and contemporary films. Also included are studies of music for animation (features, cartoons), 1930-1940's movie house serials, experimental films and documentaries, `art films,' and 20th-century European cinema (German, Italian, French, Japanese, Scandinavian).

Creating Artistry,a Music Education Special Seminar  

June 9-14, 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Instructor: Henry Leck

Can be taken for 1-3 undergraduate or graduate credits
Undergraduate: ME 380-01 (1 credit), ME 381-01 (2 credits),
ME 382-01 (3 credits)

Graduate: ME 580-01 (1 credit), ME 581-01 (2 credits),
ME 582-01 (3 credits)

Established in a nurturing environment, "Creating Artistry" offers an opportunity for conductors to further develop conducting skills. Through individual and master class teaching, conductors study Conducting Gesture, Vocal Techniques, Rehearsal Efficiency, Pacing, Score Analysis, Repertoire, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Choral Administration and Multicultural Interpretation. Laboratory choruses provide the opportunity for participants to explore actively the conducting processes.

Piano Teaching Internship, ME 416-01 (1 credit, undergraduate or graduate)

June 15-19, 9:00 am-5:00 pm AND Tuesday June 4, 6:00-7:00 pm
Instructor: Karen Thickstun

Piano teaching, under supervision, in a variety of settings and levels. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. 

Summer Two (June 23-August 1)

Piano Teaching Internship, ME 416-02 (1 credit, undergraduate or graduate)

July 7-11, 9:00 am-12:30 pm AND Tuesday July 2, 6:00-7:00 pm
Instructor: Karen Thickstun

Piano teaching, under supervision, in a variety of settings and levels. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Adult Big-Band Workshop, ME 580-03 (1 credit, graduate only)

July 20-25, 6:00-9:00 pm AND Sunday July 13, 2:00-5:00 pm

Additional fees apply.

This class is designed for adult students with intermediate to advanced instrument skills to participate in a true big band experience, including daily rehearsals and a culminating performance at The Jazz Kitchen. Improvisation experience is not required but will be explored during the class. Hobbyists are especially encouraged to join the class. Faculty may include Matt Pivec and Mark Buselli. General information about the workshop may be found on the website: www.butler.edu/bcas.

Big-Band/Jazz Improv, Theory and Sightreading, ME 580-04 (1 credit, graduate only)

July 20-25, 4:00-6:00 pm AND Sunday July 14, 2:00-5:00 pm

Additional fees apply.

This class will explore the art of creating an improvised solo by exploring chord/scale theory, rhythm, and listening examples. Sightreading will focus on coping with the rigorous demands of jazz rhythm, inflections, and articulations. Faculty may include Matt Pivec, Gary Walters, and Mark Buselli. General information about the sessions may be found on the website: www.butler.edu/bcas.

Comprehensive Big-Band/Jazz, ME 581-03 (2 credits, graduate only)

July 20-25, 4:00-9:00 pm AND Sunday July 14, 2:00-5:00 pm    

Additional fees apply.

Students will participate in all rehearsals and performances of the Adult Big-Band Workshop and all sessions of Big-Band/Jazz Improv, Theory and Sightreading class (see descriptions above).

Special Session (August 15-22)

Elements of Music (Theory Camp), MT 100 (3 credits, undergraduate)