Welcome to A3’s Music Department
At A3 our students focus not only on playing and performing music, but also in composition. A3 music majors compose their own works and they are played by the A3 music ensembles, frequently featuring guest artists from Chamber Music Amici, Swing Shift, and the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.
A basic course in reading & learning about music.
A basic course in learning to write & compose music.
An advanced course in music composition where students will learn to compose specifically Jazz music.
An advanced course in music composition where students will learn to compose specifically for film projects and as underscores.
Students will perform a variety of compositions, from classical to contemporary. Students provide their own instrument.
An advanced instrumental ensemble, the class will perform a variety of jazz ensemble music.
A course for beginning to advanced vocalists.
Advanced Vocal Ensemble
Entry by audition only. Focus on jazz and classical music.
A Capella Choir
A course for beginning vocalists that focuses on unaccompanied music.
Senior majors may take as many as four Advanced Studio classes as part of their major work. Students will meet with their major advisors to work out projects and due dates, come up with implementation and evaluation plans, and then productions or demonstrations. Studio time can include off campus college classes as well as independent study or internships.