Seminar in Composition

MUSC 1110 S01 [CRN: 25426]

This is a seminar-based course with a creative component focusing on specific compositional techniques such as writing transitions and motivic development, and writing for specific kinds of ensembles. These techniques are applicable to all kinds of music, from concert music to popular genres. The course will also address aesthetic issues, trends and influences and how they affect living composers’ individual voices. Besides studying notated repertoire from the concert tradition, we will also examine approaches to film scoring, improvisation, and environmental sound worlds outside of the traditional concert hall.
Section specific notes:
MUSC 0570 will count as a possible prerequisite that be used in place of MUSC 0560. If you're interested in this course and have taken MUSC 0570, please contact the instructor for an override code. If you have not taken the prerequisites, you can email the instructor for an override code to see if this course is appropriate for you. It may be taken concurrently with MUSC 0560 or MUSC 0570.
Spring 2021
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
16:00 - 18:30 Thu - from Jan 20, 2021 to Apr 23, 2021