Faculty Profile

Richard DeRosa

Title
Professor
Department
Jazz Studies
College
College of Music

    

Education

MM, Manhattan School of Music, 1985.
Major: Jazz/Commercial Composition
BM, New Jersey City University, 1977.
Major: Music Education

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MUJS 5610.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging I, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MULB 1808.503, Jazz Lab Band, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MUJS 5535.712, Jazz Recital, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MULB 5174.503, Large Ensemble: Jazz Lab Band, Fall 2021
MUGC 5950.705, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MUJS 4620.002, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5540.001, Composition for the Media, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5620.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging II, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5535.712, Jazz Recital, Spring 8W2 2021 Syllabus
MUJS 4620.002, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUJS 5540.001, Composition for the Media, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUJS 5620.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging II, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUJS 5640.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging IV, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Spring 2020
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUJS 4720.708, Jazz Senior Recital Capstone, Spring 2020
MUGC 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2020
MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5610.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging I, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5630.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging III, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2019 Syllabus
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 4620.002, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5540.001, Composition for the Media, Spring 2019 SPOT
MUJS 5620.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging II, Spring 2019 SPOT
MUJS 5640.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging IV, Spring 2019 SPOT
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2019 SPOT
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Spring 2019 SPOT
MUJS 4720.708, Jazz Senior Recital Capstone, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2019 Syllabus
MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5610.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging I, Fall 2018 SPOT
MUJS 5630.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging III, Fall 2018 SPOT
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2018
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2018 SPOT
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 4620.002, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5540.001, Composition for the Media, Spring 2018
MUJS 5620.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging II, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUJS 5640.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging IV, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Spring 2018 Syllabus
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUJS 4720.708, Jazz Senior Recital Capstone, Spring 2018 Syllabus
MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5610.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging I, Fall 2017 SPOT
MUJS 5630.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging III, Fall 2017 SPOT
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2017
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2017 SPOT
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 4620.002, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5540.001, Composition for the Media, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUGC 6954.743, Dissertation Recital, Spring 2017
MUJS 5620.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging II, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUJS 5640.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging IV, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUJS 6534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2017
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Spring 2017
MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6953.726, Dissertation Recital, Fall 2016
MUJS 5610.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging I, Fall 2016 SPOT
MUJS 5630.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging III, Fall 2016 SPOT
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2016
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2016 SPOT
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 4620.002, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5540.001, Composition for the Media, Spring 2016 SPOT
MUGC 6952.711, Dissertation Recital, Spring 2016
MUGC 6954.743, Dissertation Recital, Spring 2016
MUJS 5620.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging II, Spring 2016 SPOT
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2016 SPOT
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Spring 2016
MUJS 4720.708, Jazz Senior Recital Capstone, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5610.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging I, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2015
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUJS 6534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUAC 3539.001, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUJS 4620.002, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUJS 5540.001, Composition for the Media, Spring 2015
MUGC 6953.727, Dissertation Recital, Spring 2015
MUJS 5620.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging II, Spring 2015
MUJS 5640.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging IV, Spring 2015
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2015
MUJS 6534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2015
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Spring 2015
MUGC 6900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2015
MUJS 4900.704, Special Problems, Spring 2015
MUJS 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2015
MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2014 Syllabus
MUGC 6952.711, Dissertation Recital, Fall 2014
MUGC 6953.726, Dissertation Recital, Fall 2014
MUJS 5610.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging I, Fall 2014
MUJS 5630.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging III, Fall 2014
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2014 Syllabus
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2014
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2014
MUJS 6534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2014
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Fall 2014
MUJS 4900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2014
MUJS 4620.002, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2014 Syllabus
MUJS 5540.001, Composition for the Media, Spring 2014
MUGC 6952.711, Dissertation Recital, Spring 2014
MUJS 5620.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging II, Spring 2014
MUJS 5640.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging IV, Spring 2014
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2014
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2014
MUJS 6534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2014
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Spring 2014
MUJS 4910.700, Special Problems, Spring 2014
MUJS 5900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2014
MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2013 Syllabus
MUGC 6951.705, Dissertation Recital, Fall 2013
MUJS 5610.001, Graduate Review of Jazz Arranging I, Fall 2013
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2013 Syllabus
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2013
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2013
MUJS 6534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2013
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Fall 2013
MUJS 5910.701, Special Problems, Fall 2013
MUJS 4620.002, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2013
MUJS 5540.001, Composition for the Media, Spring 2013
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2013 Syllabus
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2013
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Spring 2013
MUJS 4900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2013
MUJS 4900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2013
MUJS 4900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2013
MUJS 4910.700, Special Problems, Spring 2013
MUJS 5900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2013
MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2012
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2012
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2012
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2012
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Fall 2012
MUJS 4900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2012
MUJS 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2012
MUJS 4620.002, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2012 Syllabus
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2012 Syllabus
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2012
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Spring 2012
MUJS 5540.001, Radio TV Music, Spring 2012
MUJS 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2012
MUJS 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2012
MUJS 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2012
MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2011
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2011
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2011
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2011
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Fall 2011
MUJS 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2011
MUJS 5900.704, Special Problems, Fall 2011
MUJS 4620.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Spring 2011 Syllabus
MUJS 3620.001, Jazz Arranging, Spring 2011 Syllabus
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Spring 2011
MUJS 5535.705, Jazz Recital, Spring 2011
MUJS 5540.001, Radio TV Music, Spring 2011
MUJS 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2011
MUJS 4900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2011
MUJS 5900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2011
MUJS 4610.001, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Fall 2010 Syllabus
MUJS 3610.001, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2010 Syllabus
MUJS 5760.700, Jazz Arranging, Fall 2010
MUJS 5534.700, Jazz Composition, Fall 2010
MUJS 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2010
MUJS 5900.704, Special Problems, Fall 2010
MUJS 5910.702, Special Problems, Fall 2010

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

CD Recording - Chamber
DeRosa, R. (2021). Robert Bannon - Unfinished Business. https://www.amazon.com/Unfinished-Business-Robert-Bannon/dp/B094L74P44/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2691JTEJC366&dchild=1&keywords=robert+bannon+cd&qid=1622728368&sprefix=robert+bannon+CD%2Caps%2C169&sr=8-1
DeRosa, R. (2018). Brazilian Prelude/TrioPolis One.
CD Recording - Ensemble
DeRosa, R. (2020). Juris Diction.
DeRosa, R. (2019). Al-Go-Rhythm (a 21st Century Take on a Gershwin Tune). Lab 2019 One O'Clock Lab Band.
DeRosa, R. (2019). Crossing Borders.
Couturiaux, C. J., DeRosa, R. (2017). DeRosa - Suite for an Anniversary (UNT Concert Orchestra/Jazz Quintet). Perseverance: The Music of Rich DeRosa at North Texas.
DeRosa, R. (2017). Roundabout.
DeRosa, R. (2017). Rediscovered Ellington.
DeRosa, R. (2017). Perseverance.
DeRosa, R. (2016). That Music Always Round Me.
DeRosa, R. (2015). music arrangement of "I'll Be Home For Christmas". Big Band Holidays - Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra..
DeRosa, R. (2015). My Personal Songbook.
CD Recording - Solo
DeRosa, R. J. (2018). Your Alien - a musical for children. Cedar Grove, NJ: ArtsPower National Touring Theater Company. ArtsPower.org
DeRosa, R. (2017). Nugget & Fang - a musical for children.
DeRosa, R. (2016). Biscuit - a musical for children.
DVD
DeRosa, R. (2015). multiple arrangements for the WDR Big Band to feature Patti Austin, Kurt Elling and the NY Voices.. The Solidarity in Arts Festival - Gdansk, Poland..
Music Edition
DeRosa, R. (2019). Deck the Halls with Jingle Bells. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publications. https://www.sierramusicstore.com/category_s/767.htm
DeRosa, R. (2019). What Child Is This?. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publications.
DeRosa, R. (2019). Roundabout. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publications. https://www.sierramusicstore.com/category_s/767.htm
DeRosa, R. (2017). Hark, The Herald Angels Sing. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publishers, Inc..
DeRosa, R. (2017). Joy to the World.. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publishers, Inc..
DeRosa, R. (2017). Take the "A" Train. Liberty Lake, Washington: Sierra Music Publications, Inc..
DeRosa, R. (2016). Mixed Emotions - recorded by the One O'Clock Lab Band 2014. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publishers, Inc..
DeRosa, R. (2016). Neil - recorded by the One O'Clock Lab Band 2015. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publishers, Inc..
DeRosa, R. (2015). Adeste Fidelis. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publishers, Inc..
DeRosa, R. (2015). Carol of the Bells. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publishers, Inc..
DeRosa, R. (2015). God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publishers, Inc..
DeRosa, R. (2015). The Rat Race - recorded by the Two O'Clock Lab Band 2014. Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publishers, Inc..
Music composition
DeRosa, R. (2020). Birds of a Feather.... Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publications, Inc.. https://www.sierramusicstore.com/product_p/smp-1307.htm
DeRosa, R. (2020). It Takes Two To Samba. Sierra Music Publications. https://www.sierramusicstore.com/product_p/smp-1306.htm
Other
DeRosa, R. (2020). Music arrangement of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". Liberty Lake, WA: Sierra Music Publications. https://www.sierramusicstore.com/product_p/smp-1314.htm
Textbook
DeRosa, R. (2016). Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer - 2nd edition.
DeRosa, R. (2007). Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer - a practical guide to writing and sequencing for the studio orchestra.
DeRosa, R. (1997). Concepts for Improvisation - a comprehensive guide for performing and teaching.
Webpage
DeRosa, R. (2019). Strategies for string orchestra arrangements in a recording studio setting.. http://isjac.org/artist-blog/rich-derosa-strategies-for-string-orchestra-arrangements-in-a-recording-studio-setting
DeRosa, R. (2019). Strategies for String Orchestra Arrangements in a Jazz Concert Setting. ISJAC (International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers). http://isjac.org/artist-blog/rich-derosa-strategies-for-string-orchestra-arrangements-in-a-jazz-concert-setting
DeRosa, R. (2019). MIDI Mock-ups and their effective use in jazz. International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC). https://isjac.org/artist-blog/rich-derosa-midi-mock-ups-their-effective-use-in-jazz
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Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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