PERFORMING ARTS: MUSIC

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE / HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

MUSIC CONCENTRATION

Courses include: Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Rock or Jazz or World Music, Applied Music Lessons, and Ensembles.

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Cayuga will help prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university for a major or minor in music. Along with a solid liberal arts background, the music concentration provides instruction in music history, theory, improvisation and ensemble performance.

The faculty in the music concentration are all professional musicians that perform in pop, rock, jazz, classical, and world music genres. While working with the music faculty students will have the opportunity to develop technical, conceptual and experimental skills to achieve a level proficiency on their instrument and/or voice.

The most exciting aspect of Cayuga‘s music concentration is that it is a part of SOMA which encourages and enables students to participate in other SOMA programs and concentrations.

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GUEST ARTISTS AND LECTURERS

Cayuga has had many exciting guest artists and lecturers, some of which have included;

  • Mike Dubaniewicz, Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau Band
  • Bob Halligan Jr., American rock singer, musician and songwriter
  • Samite, Ugandan singer, flautist, and composer
  • Samba Laranja, Syracuse University Brazilian Percussion Ensemble
  • Tracy Silverman, electric violinist
  • George Winston, pianist and composer

FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

The music facilities at Cayuga consist of a large rehearsal studio, practice facilities, drum set/percussion lab, and music lab. Students also have the opportunity to utilize the recording studio, television studio, and Irene A. Bisgrove Theatre for recording sessions and performances.

CAYUGA’S MUSIC CONCENTRATION
offer these special advantages:

  • Balance of required and elective courses for a strong, transferable degree
  • Private study in vocal and/or instrumental music
  • Solo and ensemble performance opportunities
  • Transfer planning through Cayuga’s Student Development office

APPLIED MUSIC LESSON AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions for Applied Music Lessons take place the First Friday of a semester at 11:00 am in M157. Please see the chart below for the audition requirements for Applied Music Lessons. Students are required to bring their college ID, and official schedule for the semester.

ENSEMBLE AUDITION INFORMATION

A student may register for an ensemble, however they must pass a Departmental Audition in order to secure their registration for the course. A Departmental Audition is conducted by the instructor during the first week of classes during the scheduled meeting time.

If after the first week of classes the instructor feels the student does not meet the required proficiency for an ensemble the instructor will notify the student.

Any student enrolled in an ensemble, with the exception of Auburn Chamber Orchestra and College Chorus and A Cappella Ensemble, must enroll in Applied Music Lessons.

Course Number Course Name Audition Audition Requirements
MUSI 100 College Chorus No None
MUSI 114 Guitar Ensemble Yes Scales & Arpeggios Music Reading
MUSI 117 Rock Ensemble Yes Scales, Modes & Arpeggios
Music Reading Improvisation
MUSI 118 Jazz Combo Yes Scales, Modes, Arpeggios Music Reading Improvisation
MUSI 120 World Rhythm Ensemble Yes Rhythmic Notation
MUSI 140 A Cappella
Ensemble
Yes Music Reading
MUSI 200 Applied Music Lessons Yes Scales & Arpeggios Music Reading
MUSI 210-004 Auburn Chamber Orchestra Yes Scales & Arpeggios Music Reading
MUSI 210-005 Pop Ensemble Yes Scales & Arpeggios Music Reading