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Fall '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Music Composition


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

Open courses in Music Composition
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Fall Term '01 Time Schedule for Music Composition.

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COMP 421. Creative Composition.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Non-School of Music students must have completed Music Composition 222 or Music Theory 238. (3). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

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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COMP 424. Advanced Composition.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Music Composition 423. (2, 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

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. Enrollment 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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COMP 425. Advanced Composition.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Comp. 424. (2, 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

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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COMP 426. Advanced Composition.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Comp. 425. (2, 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

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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COMP 515. Introduction to Electronic Music.

Instructor(s): Chambers

Prerequisites: (2). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An elementary study of the scientific and technological basis for the electronic music medium, with emphasis on studio procedures and techniques, including recording and tape manipulation, "classic" and voltage-controlled synthesis.

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COMP 521. Graduate Composition.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Comp. 426; Graduate standing. (2-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Addresses the problems of composing for large instrumental forces, including orchestra. Special attention is given to craft, instrumentation techniques, and personal statement. Stresses score preparation and performance material extraction, manuscript reproduction methods and presentation. Participation in a seminar concerned with the detailed study of recent compositions, techniques, and aesthetics is required.

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COMP 522. Graduate Composition.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Addresses the problems of composing for large instrumental forces, including orchestra. Special attention is given to craft, instrumentation techniques, and personal statement. Stresses score preparation and performance material extraction, manuscript reproduction methods and presentation. Participation in a seminar concerned with the detailed study of recent compositions, techniques, and aesthetics is required.

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COMP 526. Advanced Studies in Electronic Music.

Instructor(s): Chambers

Prerequisites: Comp. 516. (2-4). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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COMP 539. Graduate Studies in Composition.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Composition 440 and 550 concurrently. (4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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COMP 540. Graduate Studies in Composition.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Composition 539 and 550 concurrently. Graduate standing. (4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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COMP 550. Seminar in Composition.

Instructor(s): Botti

Prerequisites: Requires concurrent election of Composition 539, 540 or 521, 522. Graduate standing. (2). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Study of music and examination of issues with particular interest to composers; 20th-century art music is a primary focus. Each term's overall topic is determined by the instructor of record. In addition to lectures by the instructor, extensive student participation with assigned oral presentations is expected.

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COMP 601. Independent Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: (2-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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COMP 850. Advanced Seminar in Composition.

Section 001 Meets with Music Compsition 550.001

Instructor(s): Boti

Prerequisites: Requires concurrent election of Composition 891, 892 or 990. Graduate standing. (2). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Study of music and examination of issues with particular interest to composers; 20th-century art music is a primary focus. Each term's overall topic is determined by the instructor of record. Students preparing for preliminary oral examinations have an opportunity to discuss their score selections in a setting similar to the actual examination.

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COMP 891. Doctoral Studies in Composition.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Composition 540. Requires concurrent election of Composition 850. Graduate standing. (4-6). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (4-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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COMP 892. Doctoral Studies in Composition.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Composition 891. Composition 891. Requires concurrent election of Composition 850. (2-6). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (2-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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COMP 900. Preliminary Examinations.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. For use by students not otherwise enrolled. (1). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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COMP 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Requires concurrent election of Composition 850. Graduate standing. (1-8). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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COMP 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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