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Summer Programs

If you can play an instrument and read music, or are interested in the recording and production side of the music industry, or have talent in painting or drawing, consider swinging into College Now’s Music and Art Program at York College.

Students earn five or six college credits upon successful completion

Approximate Dates:    July 5 – August 10

Days and Times:         Monday to Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Students may enroll in one of the following sections: either music jazz or music production or visual art.  At the end of the summer, students from all three sections will come together at a ceremony to present final projects and perform on stage.

Music Jazz Section

History of Jazz

MUS253 (Liberal Arts) History of Jazz 3 hrs. 3 crs. 

Survey of the history of jazz from its origins to the present with a focus on the major periods (such as ragtime, New Orleans, swing, bebop, Latin jazz, third stream, free, fusion, and today) and major jazz musicians. 

MUS 139: Jazz Workshop I (2 college credits | M – TH, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM)

This college-level performance workshop focuses on contemporary jazz-rock compositions through the study of ensemble and solo techniques. Students employ jazz improvisation principles and will be coached in jazz performance practices and etiquette.

Music Production Section

MUS 101: Introduction to Music History (3 college credits | M – TH, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM)

This college-level course offers an overview and appreciation of music through recordings played in class.  Forms of music include jazz, classical, contemporary, and others.

MUS225: Computer Music (3 college credits | M – TH, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM)

This college-level performance workshop focuses on contemporary jazz-rock compositions through the study of big band, ensemble and solo techniques. Students will work in a real recording environment with professional-level equipment and live musicians.

Visual Arts Section

FA104 (Liberal Arts) Introduction to Fine Arts 3 hrs. 3 crs. (M- TH, 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM)

Introduction to form in the visual environment and the theories concerning its creation; development of understanding of the creative processes, past and present; introduction to art criticism.

FA284: Computer Graphics I (3 college credits | M – TH, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM)

This college-level course offers a hands-on introduction to the systems and resources of the Macintosh computer which includes an investigation of the image-making and text-handling capabilities of generic software, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Painter. There will be development of original imagery from direct invention, digitized pictorial sources and selected type fonts.

Eligibility

To enroll in the Music or Art Program:

All Students must

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering as a senior in September 2016
  • Have a minimum score of 75 on the English Regents (ELA) or 500 on the SAT Verbal/Critical Reading section

Jazz Students must

  • Play an instrument and read music (auditions to be held in the York College Performing Arts Center, room 106) Dates to be announced in May.

Visual Arts Students must

  • Submit a portfolio demonstrating talent in drawing or painting (will be contacted with details)

Music Production and Visual Arts Students must

  • Submit proof of immunization paperwork (must be originals)

Sign Up/More Information

Contact Letitia Bridgeman, College Now Coordinator, York College
Phone: 718-262-2568
FAX: 718-262-2371
Email: lbridgeman@york.cuny.edu