Post-Genre Music prepares 21st-century musicians to perform in range of settings and to be actively involved in the creation of meaningful new work. In a world where musicians can no longer stay confined to a single genre, performers need to be able to survive and thrive in a wide variety of styles of music and, increasingly, in music that combines many different styles into one. Designed to complement intensive instrumental or vocal study, Post-Genre Music focuses on the here and now, drawing on the vast New York City musical landscape to do so. In addition to learning how to perform in multiple contexts, students gain arranging and composition skills and practical experience in technology and entrepreneurship, acquiring the tools necessary to turn ideas into action.
By the successful completion of the minor, students will be able to:
The minor in Post-Genre Music requires successful completion of 18 credits across four subject areas, as outlined in the chart below. This minor is open to all students at Mannes School of Music and the School of Jazz and to students in other New School colleges by audition.
Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang and in the Bachelor's
Program for Adults and Transfer Students interested in pursuing deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for
the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students.
For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Maggie Koozer, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.580.0210 x4824.
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