Functional tonal harmony analyzed and composed in various musical textures. Emphasis on voice leading, melodic writing, and figured bass.
Continuation of CM-211. Advanced tonal harmony and intermediate compositional procedures.
Specific techniques of traditional tonal composition.
During this course the students will explore and master the technique of modulation to the keys both closely related and distant.
The technical aspects involved in creating finished, professional scores.
Diatonic harmonic analysis in various musical textures. Melody writing. Harmonization of melodies in various musical textures.
Continuation of CM-251. Advanced traditional harmony and intermediate compositional procedures. Seventh chords, altered chords, modulation.
Specific techniques of traditional 20th-century composition. Technical devices such as quartal harmony, serial writing, polytonality, and contrapuntal techniques.
The continuation of CM-311 with concentration on the employment of serial approaches to composition. Various composition assignments and a final project are required.
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
Discussion of string instruments, their special effects, and proper notation. Principles of string orchestration and voicing techniques.
Through the study of major artists and recordings, the student will identify the compositional and instrumental practices of the jazz fusion idiom and apply those to writing assignments and project
The class will expose students to and survey the two main Indian classical music systems: Hindustani (North Indian) and Carnatic (South Indian) along with Konnikol (South Indian rhythmic solfege).
Traditional scoring techniques for full chorus with and without instrumental accompaniment. A choral composition in a traditional style is required as a final project.
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
Introduction to Electroacoustic Music for Composers is a survey course in electronic and computer music composition.
Approaches to composition using ideas and aesthetic principles from a variety of non-Western musical traditions.
A systematic approach to the art of composing in the jazz idiom. Exploration of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic principles. Standard jazz song form. Analysis of jazz standards.
Composition of non-song-form jazz pieces based on motivic development. Discussion of form and content as it applies to episodic composition in jazz.
Composition of multisection extended jazz compositions. Discussion of form and orchestration as it applies to extended composition in jazz.