During the first four semesters of the music program at UNPHU, all students are required to take CORE music courses – arranging, music theory, musicianship, digital notation and the history of western classical music. From the fifth semester forward, students are encouraged to focus their study by electing specialized courses in one of four areas: Performance – instrumental/voice Composition/Arranging/Production (CAP), Music Business, or Recording Arts.
For example, students interested in the recording arts may elect courses in acoustics, digital recording techniques, mixing, mastering, sound design and Foley recording.
Students interested in the music business may take courses in E-Marketing, entrepreneurship in the music industry, event planning and organization, international copyright and contract law.
If you have the talent but lack formal training, UNPHU Music offers a preparatory semester. The purpose of this semester is to refresh and/or polish you knowledge of basic music theory and auditory skills.
Graduates of UNPHU Music can expect to work in many areas of the music/entertainment industry, including:
UNPHU Music students are routinely awarded scholarships to study abroad from institutions like Berklee (Summer Program,) the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, ALAEMUS for study in Latin America, and the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark.
In addition, UNPHU Music students have distinguished themselves in competitions like: “Dominicana’s Got Talent”, Berklee Estrella Latina, and by winning Meritorious Scholarships from both the Ministry of Youth and the MESCyT.