The Barbados Community College (BCC) gave patrons a taste of what they can expect as Portfolio goes into full swing.
Morph Media Launch was recently held in the Morning Side Gallery of the Barbados Community College, Eyrie, St Michael from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Coordinator for the Bachelor of Arts and Entertainment Management programme Dionne Timothy who is also a graduate of the music programme said some graduates have gone on to become internationally renowned.
“Graduates of this programme have completed Bachelor’s degrees in Canada, the USA, England, and Trinidad. We have a Memorandum of Understanding with the Acadia University in Canada where BCC music graduates receive one year’s worth of credits towards their Bachelor’s in music. Lehman College and City College in New York also do the same. Some of our early graduates have also completed their masters and doctorates. Graduates teach, perform, arrange music and produce recordings,” she said.
Timothy was speaking as the Portfolio at Barbados Community College started with Here Comes Treble Damages B Minor which showcased some of the finest musicians in music on May 1, at the Frank Collymore Hall.
Timothy said the music programme trains the students in critical areas.
“The programme offers courses in harmony, music history, ear training, computer music arranging, conducting as well as modules in skills like songwriting and choral training. Students receive a weekly lesson on their principal instrument and must play in ensembles each semester. There are currently 16 ensembles ranging from large groups like the Big Band, Caribbean Ensemble and Steel Band to small jazz bands and woodwind trios,” she said.
The BCC official told the media that the staff members who teach in the BCC’s music department consist of music teachers and prominent musicians such as Andre Woodvine, Stefan Walcott, Andre Daniel, Pernell Farley, Andre Forde, Eric Cobham, and Kellie Cadogan.
Members of the audience were also treated to performances by second-year music students Altered 5th, music graduate Jasmine Miller, final year students of theatre and visual arts and theatre graduates Black Ogun. The event was organized by the 3rd year Bachelor of Arts and Entertainment students as a part of the Event Management course. (LG)