Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in Composition (Division 665)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 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.

Instructor(s): James Aikman (jwaik@umich.edu)

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Mus. Comp. 222. Composition.

Instructor(s): James Aikman (jwaik@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: For non-School of Music students only. Music Composition 221. (3). (CE).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Composition 221 and 222 are taught in the same classroom; 222 is a more advanced continuation of 221.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Mus. Comp. 421. Creative Composition.

Instructor(s): Michael Daugherty (mkd@umich.edu)

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Mus. Comp. 422. Creative Composition.

Instructor(s): Michael Daugherty (mkd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Music Composition 421. (3). (Excl).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Composition 421 and 422 are taught in the same classroom; 422 is a more advanced continuation of 421.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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