M.A.D.E. with C.A.M. Minor

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The Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program

The Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program is designed to develop the creative skills of talented performing songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions that form the foundation of modern American songwriting. This rigorous approach will require students to become intimate, both in understanding and practice, with the vast and varied legacy that is American music. The CAM Program is open to all Frost School of Music students by audition. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a minor in Creative American Music. A minor in Creative American Music requires 17 credit hours.

The Contemporary Performance Principal

The Contemporary Performance Principal accommodates talented songwriters, singers, and instrumentalists who are not classical or jazz musicians. Contemporary instruments include Guitar (Electric and Acoustic), Voice, Electric Bass, Keyboard, Media (Alternate Controllers/Electronic Producers), Strings (Fiddle, Electric Violin, etc.) and Percussion (incl. Drums). Songwriters will also apply to the Creative American Music Program. The Contemporary Performance Principal is available to students in the following majors: Music Business and Entertainment Industries, Music Engineering Technology, Media Writing and Production, Music Education, Music Theory/Composition, Music Therapy, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Pre-screening and audition are required.