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College of Santa Fe is a small liberal arts college in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At its Santa Fe campus, the college offers a traditional full-time undergraduate program, as well as an evening and weekend program for local working adults. The evening and weekend program has another branch in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The college has about 800 traditional students and over 1,000 students in its evening and weekend program. A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Nickname: The City Different Location in the State of New Mexico Coordinates: Country United States State New Mexico County Santa Fe Founded 1607  - Mayor David Coss Area    - City  37. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Nickname: The Duke City Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates: Country United States State New Mexico County Bernalillo Founded 1706 Government  - Mayor Martin Chavez Area  - City  181. ...

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History

The College of Santa Fe was founded in the Lasallian tradition of education, a Roman Catholic teaching order in which the schools are run by laymen. The institution's first incarnation opened in 1859, as St. Michael's College. It was run by four Christian Brothers as a preparatory school for boys, and it operated out of an adobe hut. It was granted a charter for higher education in 1874, as "College of the Christian Brothers of New Mexico". The college was heavily represented at the first constitutional convention of New Mexico, in 1910. However, after World War I, the higher education program was dropped, and it was a dedicated preparatory school until after World War II. La Salle Academy, New York City The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools [[1]], also known as the Christian Brothers, the Lasallian Brothers, the French Christian Brothers, or the De La Salle Brothers, is a Roman Catholic religious teaching order, founded by French Priest Saint Jean-Baptiste de... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... In religious organizations , the laity comprises all lay persons, i. ... La Salle Academy, New York City The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools [[1]], also known as the Christian Brothers, the Lasallian Brothers, the French Christian Brothers, or the De La Salle Brothers, is a Roman Catholic religious teaching order, founded by French Priest Saint Jean-Baptiste de... Renewal of the surface coating of an adobe wall in Chamisal, New Mexico Adobe is a natural building material composed of sand, sandy clay and straw or other organic materials, which is shaped into bricks using wooden frames and dried in the sun. ...


The school reintroduced the college program, and assumed its modern form, in 1947. The first class had 148 students, with 15 faculty members, all Christian Brothers (the current faculty is mostly not Brothers). The president at that time was Brother Benildus of Mary, for whom the largest academic building is named. In 1966 Saint Michael's College changed its name to the College of Santa Fe, and enrolled its first female students in that year.


The college has continued expanding since it became co-educational. In 1980 it opened the evening-weekend program, with the intent of offering degree programs to adults who work every weekday. In 1985 it was accredited to award the Master of Business Administration. In 1986, after the closing of the University of Albuquerque, it opened its Albuquerque branch. Accreditation is a process by which a facilitys services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a masters degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. ... The University of Albuquerque was a Catholic University located on Albuquerque, New Mexicos westside. ...


In the late 1980's College of Santa Fe expanded enormously, with the Garson Communications Center and Studios, the Driscoll Fitness Center, the Visual Arts Center, and on-campus student apartments. It also began offering many new degrees, including a master's in education, and bachelor's of arts in environmental science and conservation. It also opened the Contemporary Music Program, which is now an outstanding feature of the college. In the broadest sense, contemporary music is any music being written in the present day. ...


Contemporary Music Program

College of Santa Fe's Contemporary Music Program is unique. The required curriculum includes traditional training in music history, music theory, singing, keyboard, and the student's individual instrument, but also involves training in music technology and recording, world music, and auditory theory. The world music opportunities at the college are excellent for its size, having instruction in the African drum the djembe, the Javanese Gamelan, and Balkan and Middle Eastern music. There are also ensembles in many styles of western music, including jazz, funk and R&B, rock, electro-acoustic music and free-form improvisation. The department has a strong guitarist presence, in the students and faculty, and has excellent instruction in guitar styles such as flamenco, jazz, rock, blues, and classical. Benildus Hall, where the Contemporary Music Program is located, has modern facilities for recording, composition, and computer music, as well as practice and performance. The current director of the program is Steven Paxton. A History of Western Music Seventh Edition by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald J. Grout, and Claude V. Palisca (affectioned called Grout) is one of several popular books used to teach Music History in North America. ... Music Theory is a field of study that investigates the nature or mechanics of music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... Music Technology is a term that refers to all forms of technology involved with the musical arts, in particular the use of electronic devices and computer software to facilitate playback, recording, composition, storage, performance, search and retrieval. ... Methods and media for sound recording are varied and have undergone significant changes between the first time sound was actually recorded for later playback until now. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... A mass-produced djembe (Acousticon shell) A basic student djembe A Djembe (pronounced JEM-bay) also known as djimbe, jenbe, jembe, yembe or sanbanyi in Susu; is a skin covered hand drum, shaped like a large goblet, and meant to be played with bare hands. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... Gamelan - Indonesian Embassy in Canberra A gamelan is a kind of musical ensemble of Indonesian origin typically featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. ... The music of Southeastern Europe, sometimes characterised by complex rhythm, is a type of music distinct from others in Europe. ... The category Middle Eastern music refers to music from the Middle East and its different regions such as North Africa, the Levant and the Persian Gulf States. ... Jazz is a style of music which originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States at around the start of the 20th century. ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... The terms Electroacoustic or Electroacoustic music have been used to describe several different musical genres or musical techniques. ... Flamenco performance by the La Primavera group Flamenco is a song, music and dance style which is strongly influenced by the Gitanos, but which has its deeper roots in Moorish musical traditions. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that typically follows a twelve-bar structure. ... Classical music is a term with three distinct meanings: The European tradition of music which is associated with high culture, as distinct from popular or folk forms (including works in this tradition in non-European countries). ... Musical composition is: a piece of music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new piece of music // A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance or recorded track). ... Computer music is music generated with, or composed with the aid of, computers. ...


College of Santa Fe today

The college is known for its diverse student body, tolerant values and the eclectic interests of its students. The liberal values of the college are reflected in the selection of programs that the college itself, in its course catalog, names as its best: performing arts, visual arts, moving image arts, music, and creative writing. The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some... The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Creative writing is a term used to distinguish certain imaginative or different types of writing from technical writing. ...


Three beloved professors have stood out as leaders at the college. One was Brother Clifton, who presented a liberal view of Catholic theology, reminiscent of Joseph Campbell. Brother Clifton passed away in 2003. A second was Dr. Harrell, who taught multicultural psychology and exposed students to writers like Albert Memmi and Paulo Freire to help students understand issues of oppression and colonization. A third was Robert Sorrell, a Navajo artist who would work with students on projects over break and was not above teaching painters how to stretch their own canvas. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 31, 1987) was an American professor, writer, and orator best known for his work in the fields of comparative mythology and comparative religion. ... Albert Memmi (born December 15, 1920) is a Tunisian-born French writer and essayist. ... Paulo Freire Paulo Freire (Recife, Brazil September 19, 1921 - São Paulo, Brazil May 2, 1997) was a Brazilian educator and influential theorist of education. ... The Navajo (also Navaho) people of the southwestern United States call themselves the Diné (pronounced ), which roughly means the people. They speak the Navajo language, and many are members of the Navajo Nation, an independent government structure which manages the Navajo reservation in the Four Corners area of the United...


Notable alumni

Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo (December 7, 1859–April 7, 1930) was the Governor of the State of New Mexico, a United States Senator and a national spokesman for the Latin-American cause in the early 1900s. ... This is a list of Governors of the state of New Mexico (est. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Manuel Lujan, Jr. ... The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ...

References

College of Santa Fe Course Catalog, 2006–2007.


External links

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