Electives may be purchased for an additional fee of $100 per course.  


Pianists will study material that complements their primary track, including chord chart reading, improvisation, and contemporary piano. Limited slots for piano performance will be cast in the final show which the pianist can audition for by linking a video to their application.


Composition courses focuses on instrumental music and guides composers in arranging original melodies for an instrumental setting.


In this elective students will learn the art of self-expression. This elective focuses on the composition of lyrics, music, song form, and presentation. 

Every student who is enrolled in FASA's songwriting elective will be eligible to win the competition and perform their song on the legendary stage of the Bluebird Cafe. The six honorary winners of the singer/songwriter competition will perform at the venue.