Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Music Composition (Division 665)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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It is possible for LS&A students to elect a concentration program in music, and this program is described in the LS&A Bulletin. In addition, music courses are frequently elected by LS&A students not concentrating in Music. Courses in Music History/Musicology, Composition, and Music Theory are elected for LS&A credit. Some of these courses can be used in an area distribution plan. LS&A students may elect music PERFORMANCE courses for degree credit, but this credit counts toward the maximum twelve non-LS&A credit hours that can be applied toward an AB/BS degree or twenty non-LS&A credit hours that can be applied toward a BGS degree. Courses in Music History/Musicology, Composition, Music Theory, and Performing Arts Technology are listed in the Time Schedule under the School of Music.

The following courses count as LS&A courses for LS&A degree credit.


Mus. Comp. 221. Introduction to Elementary Composition.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rush

Prerequisites & Distribution: For non-School of Music students only. (3). (CE).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed for students with some musical background who wish to gain an understanding of the creative process and acquire a greater appreciation for contemporary music by composing. The course investigates traditional compositional crafts, as well as more current or experimental tendencies, including pop, ethnic, and jazz idioms. Directed student creative projects receive individual attention. The prerequisite is the ability to read music.

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Mus. Comp. 421. Creative Composition.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Non-School of Music students must have completed Music Composition 222 or Music Theory 238. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An introduction to composition for students interested in concentrating on original creative work in contemporary idiom. Student creative projects for which individual instruction is provided, are complemented by bi-weekly lectures, investigating appropriate aspects of musical language and compositional craft.

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Mus. Comp. 423. Advanced Composition.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Composition 422. (2,4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (2,4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

For students capable of original creative work. Instead of classwork as in 421-422, individual instruction with course instructor is provided. Participation in a weekly seminar (Music Composition 450) devoted to the examination of a broad range of Twentieth Century literature is required.

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Mus. Comp. 424. Advanced Composition.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Composition 423. (2,4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (2,4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See description for Composition 423.

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Mus. Comp. 425. Advanced Composition.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comp. 424. (2,4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (2,4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Stresses the shaping and instrumentation problems involved in composing for the mixed consort and examines differing approaches to musical notation. Weekly seminar participation (Music Composition 450) is required.

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Mus. Comp. 426. Advanced Composition.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comp. 425. (2,4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (2,4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See description for Composition 425.

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