Nov 12, 2019  
Graduate School Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Graduate School Course Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music


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Dr. Ralph Barrett, Chair
212 C. Ruth Edwards Music Hall
Telephone: (919) 530-7213
Fax:  (919) 530-7540
Email:   rbarrett5@nccu.edu
 
Dr. Ira Wiggins, Graduate Program Director
Telephone: (919) 530-7214
Fax:    (919) 530-7979
Email: iwiggins@nccu.edu
 

OVERVIEW

The Master of Music in Jazz Studies degree program is designed to prepare students for excellence in musical performance, composition and teaching. This is achieved through a comprehensive program that focuses on performance and compositional skills, while developing cognitive skills that enhance one’s critical thinking and creativity. Completion of the program will enhance career opportunities in teaching at the secondary and post-secondary levels, as well as professional performance and composition in the jazz and contemporary music fields.  Currently, the Master of Music in Jazz Studies is recognized as the terminal degree and requires 33 credit hours of study beyond the bachelor’s degree.  

Music Graduate Faculty

Ira Wiggins (Associate Professor)
B. A., North Carolina Central University
M.M., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
 
Candace Bailey (Professor)
B.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A., Duke University
Ph.D., Duke University 
 
Baron Tymas (Associate Professor)
B.A., Howard University
M.M., Howard University 
 
Edmund Paolantonio (Assistant Professor) 
B.S., State University of New York
M.M., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
 
Jonathan Horton (Lecturer)
B.M., North Carolina Central University 
M.M., Queens College New York 
 
Robert Trowers (Visiting Assistant Professor) 
B.A., City College of New York
M.S., Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York 
 
Arnold George (Visiting Assistant Professor) 
B. A., North Carolina Central University
M.A., University of Miami, Coral Gables
 
Lenora Helm Hammonds (Adjunct Faculty)
B. M., Berklee College of Music
M.M., East Carolina University, Greenville

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