The Center for American Music promotes the teaching of and learning about American music at all levels, from general undergraduate surveys, to courses designed especially for music majors and advanced graduate seminars.Listed below are courses offered under the aegis of the Center. Not all courses will be taught every semester and some are merely proposed courses, so be sure to check this semester’s schedule for current offerings in the School of Music. Some courses are also cross-listed with other departments; again, refer to the current course schedule for details.

History and Special Studies

Music of the Caribbean
Music of African Americans
History of Rock Music
History of Jazz
Jazz Appreciation
The History and Future of American Music Schools
Introduction to Music and Film Sound (UGS 303)
Music and Film Sound (MUS 337)

Music Industry

Introduction to the Music Business and Entrepreneurship
Artist and Venue Management
Intermediate Audio Recording
Advanced Digital Audio Workstations
Creating Music: Film/Video/Games
Music industry Internships for academic credit

Ensembles for Music of the Americas

Jazz Orchestra
Jazz Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Brazilian Ensemble
Hispanic Caribbean Ensemble
Conjunto Ensemble
Mariachi Ensemble
Steel Pan Ensemble
African American Vocal Music Ensemble

CAM Spring 2017

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This spring, UT is offering several courses with American music components, including Music of African Americans; History of Rock; History of Jazz; Jazz Appreciation; Black Perspectives in Jazz; Music of Mexico and the Caribbean; and Music and Film Sound.

As the bluebonnets come into bloom and then spring turns into summer, you can enjoy American music events on campus and around town. See our Events Page for more information.