221. Introduction to Elementary Composition. For non-School of Music students only. (3). (Excl).
Designed for students with limited 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. While no prerequisites are required, the ability to read music is strongly recommended. (Albright)
421. Creative Composition. Non-School of Music students must have completed Composition 222 or Theory 238. (3). (Excl).
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 complimented by by-weekly lectures, investigating appropriate aspects of musical language and compositional craft. (Albright)
422. Creative Composition. Composition 421. (3). (Excl).
See description for Composition 421. (Albright)
423. Advanced Composition. Composition 422. (2-4). (Excl).
For students capable of original creative work. Individual instruction with course instructor is provided. Participation in a weekly seminar devoted to the examination of a broad range of Twentieth Century literature is required. (Albright)
424. Advanced Composition. Composition 423. (2-4). (Excl).
See description for Composition 423. (Albright)
425. Advanced Composition. Comp. 424. (2-4). (Excl).
Stresses the shaping and instrumentation problems involved in composing for the mixed consort and examines differing approaches to musical notation. Weekly seminar participation is required. (Albright)
426. Advanced Composition. Comp. 425. (2-4). (Excl).
See description for Composition 425. (Albright)
521. Seminar in Composition. Composition 424. (2-4). (Excl).
Addresses the problems of composing for large instrumental forces, including orchestra. Special attention is given to craft, instrumentation techniques and personal statement. Score preparation and performance material extraction, manuscript reproduction methods and presentation are stressed. Participation in a seminar concerned with the detailed study of recent compositions, techniques and esthetics is required. (Albright)
522. Seminar in Composition. Composition 521. (2-4). (Excl).
See description of Composition 521. (Albright)
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