Creative Development

Course Code: MUS 3008

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course is designed to prepare the developing instrumentalist or vocalist with the requisite skills for a career as a professional live musician and bandleader. Performance, musicianship and leadership skills are taught and assessed through the presentation of mini-recitals and evaluations, culminating with an end-of-year fifty-five minute recital comprised of both original arrangements of existing repertoire and original material. This course works in tandem with the student's Major Instrument Private Lesson 5 and 6 courses in helping students identify their musical strengths and artistic direction. Students will also adjudicate colleagues' mini-recitals and promote open and honest criticism of one another's work with a view towards self-improvement.