IVRIT

SONGWRITING: REQUIRED COURSES FOR DIPLOMA

Entry requirements

A
cceptance to the program is determined only after the 1st year by the faculty of the Song Writing program. Each student must submit a portfolio of his/her works and achieve minimum grades in the concentrated courses (Details outlying the requirements for the portfolio and the grades may be obtained at the Office of Academic Affairs).

A minimum Ensemble Rating on Voice of 2222 for Singer/Song Writers Majors is required.

 

Graduation requirements

 

1. A minimum grade of A- in the concentrated courses of the program (marked with #) 

 

2. A minimum grade average of B in the other required courses of the program

 

3. Graduation Project*: Minimum Grade of B

 

4. Portfolio of scores and/or recordings: Minimum grade of B

Each graduate must submit a selection of scores and recordings that he/she wrote, composed or performed during his/her studies at Rimon. (Details outlying the requirements for the portfolio may be obtained at the Office of Academic Affairs).

 

5. Each graduate must acquire a minimum of 15 credits of approved extra curricular work. (A list of approved projects can be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs).

 

6. Each graduate must participate at least once, during his/her studies at Rimon, in the Composition of Poetry project and in the "RockRimon" contest.

 

*Eligibility for the Graduation Project is depended on:

1. Acquiring, at least, 98 credits from the required course of the program.

2. A minimum grade average of B+ in the concentrated courses of the program (marked with #)
3. Singer/Song Writers majors must have a minimum ensemble rating of 4444.

 

Credit

3rd  year Mandatory Courses for Singer/Song Writers majors

Credit

3rd year Mandatory Courses for Song Writing majors

Credit

2nd year Mandatory Courses

Credit

1st year Mandatory Courses

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

#Traditional

Harmony II

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

#Harmony in the Idiom of Jazz and Popular Music I 

 

 

4

 

Traditional Harmony I

 

 

Harmony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

  

 

Counterpoint I

 

 Melody           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

#Orchestration

or

#Arranging for Large Ensemble

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

Arranging for the Rhythm Section

 

#Vocal Arranging (for Song Writing majors)

 

 

 

 

 

 
Arranging
And
Orchestration       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

4

 

#Composing to Hebrew
Poetry

or

#Jazz
Composition
  

or

#Composing
for Theatre

or

#Rock
Composition

 

 

#Ensemble for Songwriters (2nd  year)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 
#Composing to Hebrew Poetry

or

#Jazz
Composition
  

or

#Composing
for Theatre

or

#Rock
Composition

 

 

#Ensemble for Songwriters (2nd  year)

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

4

 

#Songwriting I

 

#Ensemble for Songwriters (1st year)

 

 

2

 

4

 

Introduction to
Composition
  
     

#Songwriting I

 

Composition

 

 

6

 

#Ear   
Training III

 


6

 

#Ear   
Training III

 


6

 
 Ear Training  II

 

 

6

                       

Ear Training I

       

 Ear
 Training
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

#Rhythmic
Ear Training  II

    

 

 

2

 

Rhythmic Ear Training I

 

 

Rhythm

 

 

 

8

 

Approved Performance courses**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

# Voice Private Instruction (for Singer/Song Writing majors)

 

#Proficiency lab III (for Singer/Song Writing majors)

 

#Proficiency lab IV(for Singer/Song Writing majors)

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

# Voice Private Instruction (for Singer/Song Writing majors)

 

#Proficiency lab I (for Singer/Song Writing majors)

 

#Proficiency lab II (for Singer/Song Writing majors)

 

 

Performance

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

Sound for Musicians I

 

Sound for Musicians II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1 

 

 

Sound for Musicians I (for Song Writing majors)

 

Sound for Musicians II (for Song Writing majors)

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

MIDI Recording in the Home Studio

 

Audio Recording in the Home Studio

 

 

 

 

Music and Technology

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

2

 

#Studio Music
Production

 

#Vocal
Production at
the Recording
Studio

 

 

4

 

 

 

2

 

#Studio Music
Production

 

#Production of
an Original
Song

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

Introduction to
Studio Music
Production

 

Music Production

 

4

 

Electives

 

 

 

  

4

 

 

 

2

 

 

# Analysis of
the Israeli
Songbook

or

The Israeli
Song

 

Electives

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

4

 

 

History of
Western
Music

 

History of
Pop Music

or

Introduction
to Ethnic
Music

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

The Israeli Song (for Song Writing majors)

 

 

 

 

 

Listening and Analysis

 

 

 

2

 

The Backstage

or

Music-
Strategy and
Marketing

 

 

 

2

 

The Backstage

or

Music-
Strategy and
Marketing

 

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

#Secondary
Keyboard

(2nd year)***

 

Lyrics writing 

 

 

 

2

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

Secondary
Keyboard
(1st
year)***

 

Poetry Reading

 

Fundamentals of Sound

 

 

Additional Courses

 

 

 

 

36

 

 

36

 

 

36

 

 

Total amount

of  credits for Song Writing majors - 108

 

 

36

 

 

 

 

34

 

 

35

 

 

Total amount

of  credits for Singer/Song Writing majors - 108

 

 

**Approved Performance courses:

Song Interpratation for Vocalists

Stage Performance for Vocalists

Performing Songs from Musicals and Theatre

Repertoire for Jazz Vocalists

Fundamentals of Improvisation for Vocalists

Vocal Improvisation Workshop

Advanced Improvisation for Vocalists

Ensembles

 

*** Students with an ensemble rating of 2222 and up on piano are not required to take Secondary Keyboard and must take electives instead.

 

Note: The Courses History of Pop Music or Introduction to Ethnic Music may be exchanged with Electronic Music Production and/or Analysis of Production Styles and Techniques

 

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