CCPA’s American Music Institute team— comprised of faculty with backgrounds in performance, pedagogy, core music studies, and music history -- presents an intensive, real-time program that will consider the many intersections of American musical life. This institute is ideal for three types of participants:
- High school and college-aged students (instrumentalists and vocalists) thinking broadly about the kind of performing artist YOU wish to become? Do you want to be on stage, in the studio, crossing-over, working just within one area of American musical life, or tackling many? This institute draws attention to American music as not merely one style or career, but an interwoven series of possibilities.
- Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students seeking to study American music (jazz, blues, folk, musical theater, American songbook, cabaret, contemporary, roots music, and more) in a more intensive setting and with more specialized tools than is typically part of most undergraduate programs.
- Educators, particularly elementary, secondary, and private educators, who wish to either approach their teaching of applied skills (private lessons, production rehearsals, ensembles) with new, interdisciplinary tools OR those who teach outside of music, such as in history, English, social studies, or American studies, and who wish to employ musical content and sources to examine topics and material in their classes.
More details coming this winter! In the meantime, check out the CCPA American Music Institute’s Workshop on March 7, 2021: The Crossover Artist in 2021