You should have a good working repertoire of various pop and jazz standards, along with some experience as an arranger and/or improvising soloist. You will benefit from an understanding of basic small form composition, such as AABA, ABAC, and blues forms. You should have completed the following courses or have an equivalent skill set: Music Theory 201, Getting Inside Harmony 2, Basic Ear Training 1, and Guitar Chords 101 or Berklee Keyboard Method. An arranging course is also recommended but not required.
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Finale 2006 (full version) or Sibelius 4 or higher (full version). Note that you will need to submit scores as PDF files. Finale Notepad and PrintMusic are not sufficient for use in the course. You can also opt to handwrite scores, scan them, and submit them as PDF files.
A basic audio recording tool that will allow you to record yourself and save the recording in MP3 format. You will have a tool to use for this purpose inside the learning environment. Alternatively, you can use software like Audacity or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).