This course emphasizes in-depth score study and elements involved with the formulation of musical ideas, the role of the conductor, and the proper kind of relationship between the conductor and the
The course assumes basic beat pattern knowledge and covers three areas: (1) symphonic conducting with an instrumental soloist (concerto), (2) symphonic conducting with a vocal soloist (operatic ari
Techniques of conducting vocal and instrumental music. Fundamental beat patterns. Discussion and study of terminology, problems of tempo, phrasing, and articulation.
Introduction to compositional concepts from the late 20th century with emphasis on students writing original compositions.
The course will focus on the acquisition of skills with technological tools for the creation of professional composition portfolios.
Intermediate and advanced approach to guitar composition techniques.
The composition of an extended work for full contemporary orchestra. Intended to demonstrate the ability to handle large orchestral groups in a characteristic and coherent manner.
Sonata form. The composition of an extended three-movement sonata for piano or for solo instrument and piano.
Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in an environment related to the composition major.
Orchestration techniques for full symphony orchestra.
Individualized instruction in composing small forms (i.e., short instrumental pieces, themes and variations, art songs, single movements of larger works, etc.).
Students will take a half-hour private lesson with a composition teacher each week.
Approaches to composition using ideas and aesthetic principles from a variety of non-Western musical traditions.
Introduction to Electroacoustic Music for Composers is a survey course in electronic and computer music composition.
Examination of representative solo vocal works from the 19th and 20th centuries (including works requiring nontraditional vocal techniques), with emphasis on dramatic organization, relationship of
Traditional scoring techniques for full chorus with and without instrumental accompaniment. A choral composition in a traditional style is required as a final project.
Discussion of string instruments, their special effects, and proper notation. Principles of string orchestration and voicing techniques.
The workshop provides opportunities for student composers to hear performances of their own work, and for student performers to gain public performing experience of original student works and works
The continuation of CM-311 with concentration on the employment of serial approaches to composition. Various composition assignments and a final project are required.
Specific techniques of traditional 20th-century composition. Technical devices such as quartal harmony, serial writing, polytonality, and contrapuntal techniques.