About the Specialization
The World Music Performance Specialization affords BFA students the opportunity to explore a wide range of World Music offerings in the School of Music without having to declare and commit to only one particular tradition. Students are expected to study in several world music areas to ensure exposure and diversity. Students can draw from all of the major World Music curricula offered at CalArts: e.g. North Indian Music, Balinese and Javanese Music and Dance, African Music and Dance, and World Percussion. In addition, substantial offerings in Persian Classical music are available, as well as various courses in Latin Percussion and Latin Jazz, Balkan music, Japanese music, world percussion, and a series of courses in music cultures from around the world. In the spirit of the naturally collaborative atmosphere of CalArts, World Music students are also encouraged to explore areas outside of the World Music Performance Specialization and have access to other areas of performance, technology and composition.
Each BFA student is required to pass a Mid-Residence Recital and a Graduation Jury and Recital in order to obtain the degree.
Detailed curriculum and academic requirements can be found in the online course catalog.
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