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ACE students have the opportunity to explore other topics outside of their program.  Electives are project-based interdisciplinary course open to all ACE students. Our expert teaching artists create new courses every summer. Past electives courses include:

Elective Sign-ups:

Students select their top 5 choices from a list of electives.  The list is different every year, based on student/faculty interest.  We strive to place each student in his/her most desired class!


  • MIDI Programming
  • Quick Approach to Soloing
  • The Music of Charles Mingus
  • North Indian Sargam (singing)
  • Recording with Pro Tools
  • Improve Your Sight-Reading
  • Percussion Fundamentals for All Musicians
  • Exploring How Music Works In Film
  • African Music & Dance
  • Found Sound/Body Percussion
  • Capoeira
  • Broadway 101
  • Intro to Hip Hop
  • Ghanaian Afrivan Dance and Drumming
  • Dance with Light (photography/dance)
  • Silk Screening
  • Photography
  • Making a Music Video
  • Sculpture
  • Lighting for the Stage
  • Speech and Dialect Workshop
  • Intro to Stand-Up Comedy
  • Intro to Experimental Theatre
  • Sound and Video production
  • Sketch Comedy Writing