SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

Our singer-songwriter curriculum is designed to provide artists with the necessary compositional, production, and performance skills to elevate their original works. In the Artist Development Certificate program, you will learn the structural and stylistic attributes of popular music throughout the 20th century to the present, work with industry professionals to develop and refine your unique sound as a songwriter and vocalist, collaborate with other CCM students from various disciplines, and learn how to get started in the music business. By the end of your program, you will have a professionally-recorded demo, electronic press kit, and even a music video to use to promote yourself.

VIEW THE COURSE OUTLINE FOR THE SINGER-SONGWRITER EMPHASIS BELOW:

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT: SINGER-SONGWRITER EMPHASIS (12 MONTHS / 4 QUARTERS)



PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Artist Development Certificate Program are:

  • to establish an intermediate level of songwriting ability;
  • to maintain a basic level of instrumental or vocal performance ability;
  • to provide one or more opportunities for students to publicly showcase their work;
  • to guide students along their journey to artistic self-discovery;
  • to develop an understanding of music technology and basic skills in a digital audio workstation;
  • to develop studio recording abilities through multiple session experiences;
  • to develop fluency in music theory, including notational skills and an understanding of advanced harmonic structures;
  • to develop fundamental aural skills, including the ability to recognize intervals and triads and transcribe simple melodies;
  • to develop a comprehension of the history of American popular music;
  • to establish proficiency at the keyboard;
  • to establish skills for effective self-promotion in the digital realm;
  • to provide experience in music video production;
  • to establish the basic skills necessary for gainful employment in modern popular music;
  • to equip students with a strong foundation for self-expression through popular music, as evidenced by:
    a small to medium-sized portfolio of recorded work and accompanying media.