Academics

Five Towns College Students During Practice

JAZZ & COMMERICIAL MUSIC


 

A.A.S. Jazz/Commercial Music

 

Music as a career today is an exciting, challenging, and diversified field. The well-educated professional who is capable of responding to varied musical demands has a decided advantage over the individual with lesser qualifications in the keen competition for those desirable positions that offer financial as well as aesthetic rewards.

 

The Five Towns College Jazz/Commercial Music program has been organized to enable its graduates to prepare for careers as instrumental and vocal performers, music arrangers and composers, private music teachers, and music store and studio operators.

 

An intensive schedule of ensemble workshops, coordinated with composition, arranging and repertory courses, enables students to perform, analyze, and evaluate their work in professional-level laboratory sessions. This thorough training is accomplished through a carefully structured program taught by a faculty of experienced educators and professional musicians.

 

Graduates may pursue careers immediately upon graduation from college or transfer and continue their studies towards a baccalaureate degree and more advanced professional training.

 

Consumer Information

Assumptions Underlying the Data Presented in This Table:

  1. The Student is a first-time entering college student

  2. The student is enrolled full-time at the college.

  3. The student is continually enrolled at the college.

  4. The student is not employed full-time or substantially part-time.

  5. The student passes all required courses.

  6. The student registers for all courses in the recommended sequence.

  7. The student satisfies all graduation criteria in a timely manner.

  8. The student has no circumstances that adversely affect her/his academic progress.

  9. One or more courses completed during a summer session are counted as a semester

  10. Expected Room and Board charges assume a stay of no more than 2 years recommended for the Residence Halls.

  11. Expected Tuition and Fee charges are based on completion of the degree program in the catalog’s posted number of semesters.

  12. Expected Book and Supply charges are based upon retail prices and do not include possible shipping and handling charges.

  13. Placement Rates are based upon the 2011 graduates in the year of their graduation.  Placement rates by degree program are undergoing further analysis.

Degree Program: A.A.S. Jazz/Commercial Music

 

CIP Code: 50.0901

 

HEGIS Code: 5610

 

Type of Consumer Information

The College Data

1

Graduates for the Following Years:

***

2

Total Number of Graduates:

***

3

Number of Credits Required To Complete Program:

65

4

Expected Number of Semesters To Complete Program:

4

5

Expected Number of Years To Complete Program:

2

6

Median Actual Number of Semesters to Complete Program:

***

7

Median Actual Number of Years to Complete Program:

***

8

Percentage of On-Time Completers:

**

9

Expected Tuition and Fee Charges:

$39,000

10

Median Actual Tuition and Fee Charges:

***

11

Expected Book and Supply Charges:

$1,395

12

Typical Book and Supply Costs:

$1,339

13

Expected Room and Board Charges:

$25,000

14

Median Actual Room and Board Charges:

***

15

Median Actual Federal Loan Debt of Graduates:

***

16

Median Actual Private Loan Debt of Graduates:

***

17

Job Placement of Graduates

***

18

SOC Codes Possibly Appropriate for Graduates:

 

 

25-1120 Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-3090 Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors

 

 

25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other

 

 

27-1010 Artists and Related Workers

 

 

27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2040 Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers

 

 

27-2041 Music Directors and Composers

 

 

27-2042 Musicians and Singers

 

 

27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2090 Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers

 

 

*Expected” refers to the posted catalog or website charges for a student following the expected sequence of courses and expected number of semesters to complete the degree program.
** The "Median" is the midpoint when the data are ranked from the lowest number of years or dollar to the highest number of years or dollars.

 

Mus. B. Jazz/Commercial Music

The Bachelor of Music (Mus.B.) degree program in Jazz/Commercial Music with concentrations in Performance, Composition/Songwriting, Musical Theatre, Audio Recording Technology, and Music Business is designed for students planning to pursue careers as professional performers, composers, recording engineers, music business executives or producers of video music.


The comprehensive program in Jazz/Commercial Music provides both a common core of technical studies and a foundation for specialized courses in the student's major area of concentration. Music compositions selected from various styles, periods and composers provide the textual material for the program. A comparative survey of music literature in contrasting styles and media is utilized as an integral approach to the study of harmony, melody, rhythm, counterpoint, instrumentation, texture, and composition.

Class performance of relevant music is encouraged and writing skills, ear skills, music analysis, and reading facility are developed in accordance with individual potential.

 

Consumer Information

 

Assumptions Underlying the Data Presented in This Table:

  1. The Student is a first-time entering college student

  2. The student is enrolled full-time at the college.

  3. The student is continually enrolled at the college.

  4. The student is not employed full-time or substantially part-time.

  5. The student passes all required courses.

  6. The student registers for all courses in the recommended sequence.

  7. The student satisfies all graduation criteria in a timely manner.

  8. The student has no circumstances that adversely affect her/his academic progress.

  9. One or more courses completed during a summer session are counted as a semester

  10. Expected Room and Board charges assume a stay of no more than 2 years recommended for the Residence Halls.

  11. Expected Tuition and Fee charges are based on completion of the degree program in the catalog’s posted number of semesters.

  12. Expected Book and Supply charges are based upon retail prices and do not include possible shipping and handling charges.

  13. Placement Rates are based upon the 2011 graduates in the year of their graduation.  Placement rates by degree program are undergoing further analysis.

 

 

Degree Program: Mus. B. Jazz/Commercial Music

 

CIP Code: 50.0901

 

HEGIS Code: 1004

 

Type of Consumer Information

The College Data

1

Graduates for the Following Years:

2011, 2012

2

Total Number of Graduates:

51

3

Number of Credits Required To Complete Program:

129

4

Expected Number of Semesters To Complete Program:

8

5

Expected Number of Years To Complete Program:

4

6

Median Actual Number of Semesters to Complete Program:

9

7

Median Actual Number of Years to Complete Program:

4.5

8

Percentage of On-Time Completers:

33%

9

Expected Tuition and Fee Charges:

$75,200

10

Median Actual Tuition and Fee Charges:

$81,510

11

Expected Book and Supply Charges:

$2,520

12

Typical Book and Supply Costs:

$2,231

13

Expected Room and Board Charges:

$25,000

14

Median Actual Room and Board Charges:

0

15

Median Actual Federal Loan Debt of Graduates:

$21,000

16

Median Actual Private Loan Debt of Graduates:

 

17

Job Placement of Graduates

 

18

SOC Codes Possibly Appropriate for Graduates:

 

 

25-1120 Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-3090 Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors

 

 

25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other

 

 

27-1010 Artists and Related Workers

 

 

27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2040 Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers

 

 

27-2041 Music Directors and Composers

 

 

27-2042 Musicians and Singers

 

 

27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2090 Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers

 

 

*Expected” refers to the posted catalog or website charges for a student following the expected sequence of courses and expected number of semesters to complete the degree program.
** The "Median" is the midpoint when the data are ranked from the lowest number of years or dollar to the highest number of years or dollars.

 

M.M. Jazz/Commercial Music

 

The graduate program in Jazz/Commercial Music is offered with concentrations in Performance Composition/Arranging, Music History, and Music Technology. It provides qualified students the opportunity to advance their study and research in the field of music and earn a Master of Music degree (M.M.).

 

The program is designed to meet the needs of professional musicians, audio recording engineers, music business executives, multimedia specialists, and active professionals working in the music industry, music education, or a music related field.

 

Courses of study are flexible and designed to complement past experience and assist students in reaching current and future goals. Students meet each semester with the Graduate Advisor to plan their academic program. Candidates for the degree have the opportunity to perform with an ensemble during each semester of study.

 

Students must satisfactorily complete at least 36 credits of approved graduate courses with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Twenty-four of these credits must be completed in residence in order to be eligible for the master's degree.
Undergraduate courses (100-400 level) may not be counted for credit toward a master's degree.

 

The graduate program leading to the Master of Music degree is planned for three semesters of full-time study. Many students, however, take two years or more to complete all requirements. Graduate courses are scheduled for the late afternoon or early evening for the convenience of working students.

 

Consumer Information

 

Assumptions Underlying the Data Presented in This Table:

  1. The Student is a first-time entering college student

  2. The student is enrolled full-time at the college.

  3. The student is continually enrolled at the college.

  4. The student is not employed full-time or substantially part-time.

  5. The student passes all required courses.

  6. The student registers for all courses in the recommended sequence.

  7. The student satisfies all graduation criteria in a timely manner.

  8. The student has no circumstances that adversely affect her/his academic progress.

  9. One or more courses completed during a summer session are counted as a semester

  10. Expected Room and Board charges assume a stay of no more than 2 years recommended for the Residence Halls.

  11. Expected Tuition and Fee charges are based on completion of the degree program in the catalog’s posted number of semesters.

  12. Expected Book and Supply charges are based upon retail prices and do not include possible shipping and handling charges.

  13. Placement Rates are based upon the 2011 graduates in the year of their graduation.  Placement rates by degree program are undergoing further analysis.

Degree Program: M.M. Jazz/Commercial Music

 

CIP Code: 50.0901

 

HEGIS Code: 1004

 

 

 

Type of Consumer Information

The College Data

1

Graduates for the Following Years:

2012-1012

2

Total Number of Graduates:

38

3

Number of Credits Required To Complete Program:

***

4

Expected Number of Semesters To Complete Program:

4

5

Expected Number of Years To Complete Program:

2

6

Median Actual Number of Semesters to Complete Program:

4

7

Median Actual Number of Years to Complete Program:

2

8

Percentage of On-Time Completers:

58%

9

Expected Tuition and Fee Charges:

$26,400

10

Median Actual Tuition and Fee Charges:

***

11

Expected Book and Supply Charges:

$248

12

Typical Book and Supply Costs:

$425

13

Expected Room and Board Charges:

0

14

Median Actual Room and Board Charges:

0

15

Median Actual Federal Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

16

Median Actual Private Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

17

Job Placement of Graduates

***

18

SOC Codes Possibly Appropriate for Graduates:

 

 

25-1120 Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-3090 Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors

 

 

25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other

 

 

27-1010 Artists and Related Workers

 

 

27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2040 Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers

 

 

27-2041 Music Directors and Composers

 

 

27-2042 Musicians and Singers

 

 

27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2090 Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers

 

 

*Expected” refers to the posted catalog or website charges for a student following the expected sequence of courses and expected number of semesters to complete the degree program.
** The "Median" is the midpoint when the data are ranked from the lowest number of years or dollar to the highest number of years or dollars.
*** This program does not meet the minimum number of recent graduates required by the U.S. Department of Education for reporting actual data.

 

 

 

DMA. Jazz/Commercial Music

 

The College through its Graduate Division, accepts prospective candidates for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.). The degree is granted in the fields of music performance, composition/arranging, music education, or music history and literature and requires demonstration of distinguished attainment. The degree is offered with an emphasis on jazz/commercial music in accordance with the mission of the College.

 

Attainment of a doctoral degree at Five Towns College requires outstanding scholarship and research culminating in a dissertation that contributes to the general fund of knowledge in the area of concentration. Qualified doctoral candidates must earn a minimum of 60 credits beyond the master's level and must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher.

 

Doctoral degrees in music at the College are intended for those planning to work at the most advanced academic and professional levels of musical endeavor. Students admitted to doctoral study are expected to achieve competence as musician/scholars who can communicate effectively both orally and in written form. They should be able to demonstrate the ability to write concisely with clarity and prepare critiques of musical performances that reflect mature, sensitive insights into musical values.

 

Doctoral study requires a minimum of three or four years of graduate work. Completion of an appropriate masters degree is prerequisite to doctoral study. The degree program objectives listed below must be demonstrated by candidates for graduation as a prerequisite to qualifying for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree:

Intellectual awareness and curiosity sufficient to predict continued growth and contribution to the discipline;
• Knowledge of the techniques of jazz harmony sufficient to analyze selected compositions;
• Knowledge of representative literature and influential  composers;
• Expertise in music history, education, performance, or composition;
• Expertise in the supervision of music programs;
• Expertise in the application and utilization of appropriate research skills; and
• Sufficient writing and speaking skills to communicate clearly and effectively to members of the scholarly and wider communities.

 

Consumer Information

 

Assumptions Underlying the Data Presented in This Table:

  1. The Student is a first-time entering college student

  2. The student is enrolled full-time at the college.

  3. The student is continually enrolled at the college.

  4. The student is not employed full-time or substantially part-time.

  5. The student passes all required courses.

  6. The student registers for all courses in the recommended sequence.

  7. The student satisfies all graduation criteria in a timely manner.

  8. The student has no circumstances that adversely affect her/his academic progress.

  9. One or more courses completed during a summer session are counted as a semester

  10. Expected Room and Board charges assume a stay of no more than 2 years recommended for the Residence Halls.

  11. Expected Tuition and Fee charges are based on completion of the degree program in the catalog’s posted number of semesters.

  12. Expected Book and Supply charges are based upon retail prices and do not include possible shipping and handling charges.

  13. Placement Rates are based upon the 2011 graduates in the year of their graduation.  Placement rates by degree program are undergoing further analysis.

 

 

Degree Program: DMA. Jazz/Commercial Music

 

CIP Code: 50.0901

 

HEGIS Code: 1004

 

 

Type of Consumer Information

The College Data

1

Graduates for the Following Years:

***

2

Total Number of Graduates:

***

3

Number of Credits Required To Complete Program:

60 +
Dissertation

4

Expected Number of Semesters To Complete Program:

10

5

Expected Number of Years To Complete Program:

5

6

Median Actual Number of Semesters to Complete Program:

***

7

Median Actual Number of Years to Complete Program:

***

8

Percentage of On-Time Completers:

***

9

Expected Tuition and Fee Charges:

$60,790

10

Median Actual Tuition and Fee Charges:

***

11

Expected Book and Supply Charges:

$845

12

Typical Book and Supply Costs:

$729

13

Expected Room and Board Charges:

***

14

Median Actual Room and Board Charges:

0

15

Median Actual Federal Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

16

Median Actual Private Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

17

Job Placement of Graduates

0

18

SOC Codes Possibly Appropriate for Graduates:

 

 

25-1120 Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-3090 Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors

 

 

25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other

 

 

27-1010 Artists and Related Workers

 

 

27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2040 Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers

 

 

27-2041 Music Directors and Composers

 

 

27-2042 Musicians and Singers

 

 

27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2090 Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers

 

 

*Expected” refers to the posted catalog or website charges for a student following the expected sequence of courses and expected number of semesters to complete the degree program.
** The "Median" is the midpoint when the data are ranked from the lowest number of years or dollar to the highest number of years or dollars.