We offer Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, Composition, and Music Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology. The Performance and Composition programs curriculum provides a direct and pragmatic education for students interested in establishing a career in jazz and/or contemporary music. The goals of the program are to develop critical- thinking, problem-solving, literate, and highly skilled artists, entrepreneurs, and educators who will significantly affect their art form and society. Students receive weekly, one-hour private lessons in their major emphasis with renowned artist teachers. Performance opportunities are plentiful in the SchoolÕs award-winning jazz, world, and popular music ensembles. The core of this curriculum is spread over four years and includes music theory and musicianship, piano, improvisation, technology, and music business. Additional study topics include recording, acoustics, orchestration, arranging, and an array of music history, and literature courses. Students can also select from courses in a wide variety of music, performing arts, visual arts, and business topics, and minors in music education, music business and technology, and other areas across the University. Ensemble and performance opportunities play a critical part in the studentÕs education by sharpening technical and improvisation skills and increasing the studentÕs command of repertoire and styles. The SchoolÕs numerous performance ensembles represent a wide range of styles and categories of jazz, classical, contemporary, and world music. Students are involved in a rigorous schedule of performances, with over 150 concerts and recitals presented each year.