A comprehensive survey of the forms that originated in the Renaissance, baroque, and classical periods, and their development and use by composers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Students will study orchestral compositions by the most recognized 21st-century concert music composers.
A continuation of the survey of forms. Sonata, rondo, simple ternary, and other forms are analyzed in detail and traced through the music of composers from the 18th century to the present day.
Comparative study and analysis of the principal Beethoven quartets. Relationship of the quartets to his work as a whole.
Score analysis, discussion, and study of Bart'ok's principal chamber works. Comparison of formal characteristics, scoring, and compositional practices.
Analysis of the early tonal and free atonal techniques in Schoenberg's pre-1923 compositions. Examinations of the causes and effects of preserial techniques in 20th-century composition.
Analysis and writing of three- and four-voice imitative counterpoint based on traditional models. Models include fugue, chorale prelude, and passacaglia or chaconne.
The course is based on the examination of different realms of 20th-century counterpoint through the detailed analysis of contrapuntal styles and techniques of leading innovative composers such as R
This course is designed for the student who wishes to further abilities in conducting. Emphasis is on rehearsal techniques and interpretation while working with a live orchestral ensemble.
A practical course for conductors and music directors in preparation, organization, rehearsal, and recording under studio conditions.
This course is designed to give students practical experience in conducting rehearsals of small instrumental groups.
Rehearsing and recording to picture with live performers under studio conditions. Focus on preparation, efficiency, and accurate synchronization.
An advanced course for conductors in the development of effective technical, musical, and psychological skills, including planning (choice of literature, aesthetic and practical considerations, all
Supervised preparation and performance of an approved conducting project.
Presentation and discussion on the topics of what it takes to succeed as a professional conductor in the 21st century.
This course will instruct students in the fundamental principles of free counterpoint (i.e., composition with melodic lines) with an emphasis on two-part writing.
Free counterpoint within a functional tonal context. Emphasis on two-voice writing, binary, and melodic phrase forms.
Continuation of CP-211. A thorough study of canon and two-part invention through analysis and composition within a functional tonal language.
A thorough study of the Two and Three-Part Inventions of J.S. Bach through analysis and composition within a functional tonal language.
Specific techniques of traditional 20th-century composition. Technical devices such as quartal harmony, serial writing, polytonality, and contrapuntal techniques.