Every New York City public school is capable of supporting an excellent arts program in which arts specialists are key players, the school community is actively involved, and the resources of the city’s cultural community are maximized. In addition, students in music courses and arts administration courses study the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Ballet and other musical ensembles, attending performances as part of courses and meeting with individuals from those organizations.
Musicians have long formed networks, but the sounds composers, music designers and musicians make is itself not yet connected as it can be. Once it is, we will find that we can build intelligently designed audio carriers capable of distributing communications via systems that behave in a manner not unlike other networks made up of independent, living organisms.
Collaboration and creativity are cornerstones of the School of Music, and our students improvise and collaborate with each other and with faculty across campus, building upon a powerful foundation that includes theory, musicianship, history, music and recording technology, music business, the liberal arts, and entrepreneurial activities, in order to create a style and creative voice that’s all their own.
Swingadelic is the New York City Metropolitan Area’s greatest little big band” that delivers the traditional big band and Great American Songbook music of Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack era and comes up with the most listenable and danceable music.
Music majors may, with the approval of a MUS Program advisor, satisfy the Complementary Studies requirement by completing 12 units in a single foreign language of their choosing; 12 units from courses taken in a study abroad program; 12 units from courses taken as partial completion of a second major, minor or certificate; or 12 units from courses in related disciplines.