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1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 5, St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies
Bachelor of Music in Performance. Four years. Concentrations in contemporary or classical styles. Studies include performance on main instrument, steel pan, improvisation, Jamaican drumming, theory, composition, music history, form and analysis, Jamaican folk music, aural training, music business, music pedagogy. Bachelor of Music Education. Offered with specialisation in piano, voice, wind, recorder, strings, guitar, percussion; choral or instrumental conducting. Awarded jointly with the University of the West Indies, Mona campus. Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management. Four years.
Associate of Arts in Music (AA). Two years. Fundamentals of Music Literacy & Performance. Certificate in Music.
Established in 1995, this is the only institution of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. The College has schools of drama, dance, visual arts, music and arts management as well as a school of continuing education. Evening and summer courses are offered to interested adults and may lead to more advanced professional studies in music. A junior department provides performance, ensemble, basic theory and general musicianship studies to children aged 4 to 17. Music study is offered to interested member of the local population. The College holds copies of a national collection of folk and traditional music of Jamaica and other Caribbean countries on tape, including the Olive Lewin collection, the originals of which are housed in the Institute of Jamaica. Much of the material has now been transferred to an electronic memory bank for preservation. The project of archiving this Jamaican/African-Caribbean music, dance and oral history has been undertaken jointly with the African Music Archive at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.