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Certificate of Achievement
About the Program
The Las Positas College Music Program offers a nurturing and personalized educational environment for all students who wish to pursue their passions in performance, composition, theory, music business, music technology, or music education. The program is designed to appeal to a broad range of incoming students, from relative beginners to experienced artists that wish to ultimately move into music as a profession. Students are encouraged to consult music faculty and their counselor for guidance when planning their transfer pathways to a four-year institution in this major.
About the Certificate
The Certificate of Achievement in Jazz Studies provides creative and innovative training in all styles of jazz for students who wish to become working professionals. Concentrations of study include performance, theory, ear training, history, improvisation, music industry studies, and keyboard skills. Students are provided many opportunities to hone their skills in ensemble settings, individual practice, and the program maintains an active articulation agreement with the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, for those students who wish to go on to earn a BM in Jazz Studies.
Opportunities include but are not limited to: Jazz Performance, Jazz Accompaniment, Jazz Arranging Jazz Education, Jazz History, Jazz Journalism, Ensemble Direction, and Music Entrepreneurship.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Jazz Studies, students are able to perform, arrange, and compose jazz literature.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Jazz Studies, students are able to analyze and interpret harmonic, melodic, and formal elements of solos by jazz improvisation masters.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Jazz Studies, students are able
to rehearse and practice effectively.
|MUS 4 Jazz in American Culture||3|
|MUS 8A Music Theory and Musicianship 1||4|
|MUS 8B Music Theory and Musicianship 2||4|
|MUS 18A Jazz/Pop Piano 1||1|
|MUS 37 Music Industry Career Development||3|
|MUS 38* Applied Lessons||2|
|MUS 48 Improvisation Lab||1|
*MUS 38 must take two semesters of Applied Lessons
|MUS 11 Commerical Music Combo||1|
|MUS 14 Jazz Workshop||1|
|MUS 15 Jazz Ensemble||1|
|MUS 17A Jazz Combo 1||1|
|MUS 17B Jazz Combo 2||1|
|MUS 46 Vocal Jazz Ensemble||2|
Updated: July 2022