Commercial Music and Jazz
The Commercial Music and Jazz concentration offers a number of courses, ensembles, and professional experiences designed to give you the most contemporary knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful performer, recording engineer, composer/songwriter, and/or entrepreneur. This includes courses in improvisation, commercial arranging, commercial styles, recording technology and careers in music. Commercial Music and Jazz faculty are unique in that they teach in a variety of musical styles and each is active professionally in their field. You can expect a variety of large and small ensemble experiences, covering a wide array of genres and numerous live and studio performance opportunities.
Commercial Music and Jazz - Music
Wheelwright Recording Studio
Edwards Recital Hall
Associate Professor of Music, Jazz Guitar, Recording Technology
Dr. Tim Fischer is the coordinator of Commercial Music and Jazz and the Master in Music Technology programs. He teaches guitar, jazz combo, and recording.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, Music Education
Most recently, Carter served as the Director of Education and Outreach for Charleston Jazz–a non-profit organization focused on preserving and promoting the art of jazz.
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