In addition to its performing ensembles, the LAMC offers the following academic courses (N.B. Not all courses are offered every semester - please check the Jacob's School of Music's most current bulletin for a listing of the courses currently offered.):
MUS M413 - Latin American and Latino Popular Music and Culture
Latin American and Latino popular music genres, their historical and cultural contexts, and their impact in the United States. This course is cross-listed with MUS-Z 413 and LATS-L 400. Students from all disiplines may take the course to fulfill their individual major's requierements. Activities outside class may be scheduled.
MUS M513 - Latin American and Latino Popular Music and Culture
Latin American and Latino popular music genres, their historical and cultural contexts, and their impact in the United States. Open to majors and non-majors. Activities outside class may be scheduled, and a final project is required.
MUS M690 - Seminar in Latin American Music
Consent of instructor requiered prior to enrollment. Advanced work in the study of Latin American music. Formal research paper required. May be repeated.Not offered every semester. Seminar topic varies from semester to semester. In the past, seminar topics have included "Twentieth Century Latin American Music and Composers," "A Historical Overview of Music in Latin America," & "Music in Colonial Latin America."
Besides the formal courses, a student can register for Independent Study for 3 credits under the supervision of the Center's faculty director. A visit to the Music Graduate Studies Office will be required to obtain the proper procedures and forms.
Some of these courses are suitable for the completion of the Outside Area (6 credits) or an Individualized Minor (12 credits) in Latin American Music for a masters degree, or an Individualized Minor (12 credits) in Latin American Music for a doctoral degree.
The LAMC has enjoyed for many years the the support of Ms. Olimpia Barbera through the Olimpia Barbera Scholarship, offered exclusively to Latin American students. Please visit the Barbera Scholarship page for more information.