Department of Jazz and Caribbean Music

The Department's programs provide a musical education based on the development of the fundamental aspects of harmony, theory and improvisation of jazz and Caribbean music.

About the Jazz and Caribbean Music Specialty

The CMPR Jazz and Caribbean Music program encourages the technical development of the instrument and the fundamental elements of harmony, theory, improvisation and characteristic styles of jazz and Caribbean music. Improvisation and arrangement courses, private classes and participation in various ensembles are part of the experiences that seek to fully develop the potential and skills of students to understand and interpret all the traditional styles of jazz and the music of Puerto Rico and Caribbean.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a high level of competence in the execution and improvisation of various musical styles and terminologies of Jazz and Caribbean Music.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the styles of jazz and Caribbean music, through performances as a soloist and as a member of musical ensembles.
  • Synthesize the history and literature of jazz and Caribbean music within the framework of its cultural sources and influences.
  • Composing and arranging music in a variety of jazz and Caribbean music styles.
  • Share critical evaluations of the performance of your peers, based on the corresponding periods and musical styles.
  • Demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurship competencies in regards to professional practices in the field of jazz and Caribbean music performance.

About Jazz and Caribbean Music at PRCM

The CMPR's Jazz and Caribbean Music program fosters the technical development of the instrument and the fundamental elements of harmony, theory, improvisation, and styles characteristic of jazz and Caribbean music. Improvisation courses, arrangement, private lessons, and participation in various ensembles are part of the experiences that seek to develop to the maximum the potential and skills of students to understand and interpret all traditional styles of jazz and music of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate high level competence in performing and improvising music in various jazz and Caribbean music idioms and styles.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive capabilities about jazz and Caribbean music idioms and styles through solo performance and in a variety of ensemble settings.
  • Synthesize the history and literature of jazz and Caribbean music within the framework of its sources and cultural influences.
  • Compose (and arrange) music within a variety of jazz and Caribbean music idioms and styles.
  • Share critical assessments about instrument performance by their peers, based on corresponding music periods and styles.
  • Demonstrate competence in leadership and entrepreneurship in regard to professional practices in the field of jazz and Caribbean music performance.

Programs

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance and Caribbean Music

Graduate Diploma in Music in Jazz Performance and Caribbean Music

Instruments

Concentrations and Specialties

Low

Battery

Four Puerto Rican

Guitar

Latin percussion

Piano

saxophone

Trumpet

Trombone

Admission requirements

Admission to the university programs of the Conservatory of Music is based on the audition process and/or admission exam determined by each career.

High school requirements

Requirements for graduated diploma

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