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Experimental Pop students hone strong and comprehensive musical articulation skills as they explore a wide variety of artistic syntheses and career pathways, covering work in pedagogy songwriting, performance, production, technical and interdisciplinary settings. Building on the Music School’s BFA Core Curriculum as a foundation, each student’s course of study is custom-built and uniquely tailored with the guidance of their faculty mentor.
Close personal mentoring plays a key role in each student’s creative evolution. Students are encouraged to perform, record and produce as often as possible. With an intense pace of generating and showing original work, students gain the experience and confidence they need to engage in creative experimentation and artistic risk-taking.
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