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UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Summer Courses and Programs

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Jazz in American Culture: Late 19th Century through 1940s
In this course, you will study the development of jazz in American culture. You will discuss different compositional/performance techniques and approaches that distinguish different sub-styles of jazz from one another, as well as key historical figures that shaped the development of jazz from the late 19th century through the 1940s. Course M50A is not requisite to M50B. Fulfills the Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice requirement. GE-approved course. Course Flyer
ETHNMUS M50A
Summer Session A
Meets June 21-July 30, 2021
Instructor: A. Rivera
This course provides a brief historical survey of film music, with strong emphasis on recent development: Japanese animation, advertising, and MTV, as well as computer tools and digital scoring methods. This course is designed to inspire and inform those interested in movie music. P/NP or letter grading. Offered in summer only. Musical experience helpful, but not required. Course Flyer
MUSC 7
Summer Session A
Meets June 21-July 30, 2021
Instructor: Michael Stein
Students learn simple keyboard skills together with basic aspects of music theory and its practical application to keyboard: sight-reading, tonality, chords, scales, cadences, simple compositions, and improvisations. May be repeated for credit without limitation. P/NP or letter grading. Offered in summer only. Course Flyer  
MUSC 80A
Summer Session C
Meets August 2-September 10, 2021
Instructor: Sanaz Rezai
Receive an introduction to guitar techniques, accompanying, and arranging for guitar; coverage of note reading and tablature. May be repeated for credit without limitation. P/NP or letter grading. Offered in summer only. Course Flyer
MUSC 80F
Summer Session C
Meets August 2-September 10, 2021
Instructor: Brandon Mayer
This course provides voice instruction for singers at the beginner to intermediate level. You will explore the fundamentals of vocal technique, including an overview of the basics of proper breath control, resonance, care of voice, diction and interpretation. Beginning vocal repertoire will be used as a vehicle for understanding these concepts. May be repeated for credit without limitation. P/NP or letter grading. Offered in summer only. Course Flyer
MUSC 80V
Summer Session C
Meets August 2-September 10, 2021
Instructor: Jamie Chamberlin

The above courses are UCLA college courses and will be taken among current college students. Before enrolling, you should feel confident in your ability to successfully complete coursework at a college level. These courses are lower-division and do not have any pre-requisites.

Interested in one of our other courses not on the pre-approved for high school students list? You are welcome to file a petition. Please contact UCLA Summer Sessions at info@summer.ucla.edu to find out how.

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