The Bachelor of Arts in Music (BAM) degree affords students a flexible liberal arts education within a world-renowned music school. Santos Neto’s 1997 debut solo album Caboclo that includes his compositions with the accompaniment of quartet members Hans Teuber (saxophones, flute), Chuck Deardorf (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums), was adopted in 2000 by Stay in Olympia and in 2003 Canto do Rio, the latter commissioned by Chamber Music America’s New Works program and nominated for a 2004 Latin Grammy Award for Greatest Latin Jazz Album.
The college has partnerships with such organisations as Galway Music Residency and Galway International Arts Festival, and students could take placements of 4-6 weeks in such organisations within the areas of selling, manufacturing, administration, and other subjects related to their course.
A study published in 2007 by Christopher Johnson, professor of music schooling and music therapy at the University of Kansas, revealed that college students in elementary schools with superior music education programs scored around 22 percent increased in English and 20 % greater in math scores on standardized tests, in comparison with faculties with low-quality music packages, no matter socioeconomic disparities among the faculties or college districts.
In SOFAM, artwork is not just one …