We promote the technical development of the instrument and the fundamental elements of harmony, theory, improvisation and characteristic styles of jazz and Caribbean music.

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance 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.

Concentrations:

  • Low
  • Battery
  • Singing
  • Four Puerto Rican*
  • Guitar
  • saxophone
  • Latin Percussion
  • Piano
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

*Final approval for listing NASM

Learning outcomes

The graduate of this specialty:

  • You will demonstrate a high level of competence in the execution and improvisation of various musical styles and terminologies of Jazz and Caribbean Music.
  • You will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the styles of jazz and Caribbean music, through performances as a soloist and as a member of musical ensembles.
  • You will apply knowledge about the history and literature of jazz and Caribbean music within the framework of their cultural sources and influences.
  • You will be able to compose and arrange music in a variety of styles of jazz and Caribbean music.
  • He will express coherent criticism and opinions related to the interpretation of his classmates, based on the corresponding periods and musical styles.
  • You will demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurship competencies as it relates 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 a high level of 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.
  • Apply knowledge about 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.
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