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
Music of African Diaspora
Music and the American City
American Musicals
US Music / Religious Identity
History of Rock Music
History of Jazz
Jazz Ensemble Literature
Jazz Appreciation
Interpreting Popular Music
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
Jazz Combos
New Music Ensemble
Brazilian Ensemble
Hispanic Caribbean Ensemble
Conjunto Ensemble
Mariachi Ensemble
Steel Pan Ensemble
African American Vocal Music Ensemble