Beginning courses in musical composition. Size and number of required projects will vary from 4 to 5. Each assignment will represent 25% of the student’s final grade. A group meeting per week will deal with the presentation of the student’s work in progress, analysis of models for composition, performance of work in class, and critiquing of work. There will be a weekly individual meeting with the instructor to discuss each student’s progress. Students must also be available for performances and reading of work outside normal class time and the instructor and students will work together to ensure that all work written during the semester is actually performed.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on the quality and timeliness of composition projects, attendance, and class participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: MUS 202 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Music majors; consideration of non-majors based on qualifications and experience
Distributions: Division I;