MUS 17
Contemp American Songwriter
Last Offered Winter 2009

Cross-listed MUS 17 / AMST 15
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course will focus on learning how to write and perform songs in a contemporary style. Topics addressed will include song structure, how to create a lyric that communicates, vocal and instrument presentation, recording and performing techniques, publicity for events, and today’s music industry. This class will culminate in a public performance of material written during the course. To successfully pass this course, students are required to create, edit, perform, and possibly record two original songs. These songs must be conceived during the course period (previously written material in not usable). Students will be guided to create both music and lyrics. They may also be required to participate in a co-write session. One of these songs will be presented during the final performance, preferably by the student.
The Class: Format: wsp project
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 2007
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Attendance at classes, feedback sessions, and final presentation is mandatory. Please note: this class meets every day. A short writing assignment will be passed in on the last day of class.
Extra Info: meeting time M-F 10 am-noon
Extra Info 2: Bernice Lewis is an accomplished singer, songwriter, producer & educator. She has been a nat'l touring artist over twenty yrs. She was recently chosen by the National Prk Service to be an Artist in Residence. Has released six recordings of original mat.
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students with a musical background and the ability to play an instrument may be given preference, but anyone interested is encouraged to register
Materials/Lab Fee: cost to student $100 for books, recording, and xeroxing costs
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
MUS 17 AMST 15

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