Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

Scoring for Full Orchestra

CM-441

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: COMP majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-231
Department: COMP

Orchestration techniques for full symphony orchestra.

Composition Internship

CM-495

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: COMP majors
Prerequisites: Sixth-semester standing and written approval of course chair
Department: COMP

Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in an environment related to the composition major. Placement is limited to situations available from or approved by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Composition Department chair or designee. To apply for an internship, students must see the internship coordinator in the Office of Experiential Learning prior to registering. Note: Equivalent credit for prior experience is not available due to the requirement of concurrent contract between the employer/supervisor and the college. International students in F-1 status must obtain authorization on their Form I-20 from the Counseling and Advising Center prior to beginning an internship.

Directed Study in Composition 2

CM-497

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: COMP majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-312 and CM-398
Department: COMP

Individualized instruction in composing somewhat more extended forms, and for larger instrumental and vocal combinations, possibly including electronics, than in CM-398. Weekly attendance at Composition Seminar required.

Directed Study in Composition 3

CM-498

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: COMP majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-497
Department: COMP

Individualized instruction in composing extended forms, for medium to large instrumental and/or vocal ensembles, possibly including electronics. Weekly attendance at Composition Seminar.

Directed Study in Jazz Composition

CM-499

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Eric Gould
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: JCMP majors
Electable by: JCMP majors
Prerequisites: CM-375
Department: JCMP

Individualized instruction designed to guide students majoring in jazz composition in the preparation of their graduation projects.

Guitar Composition Techniques for Performers/Composers

CM-P225

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-211 or CM-251
Department: COMP

Intermediate and advanced approach to guitar composition techniques. The course is designed for performers/composers and provides a comprehensive demonstration of the capabilities of the instrument and the most successful ways to compose for it through analysis, live performances, improvisation, and mostly elementary and advanced compositional techniques. Also covers performance techniques, extended compositional approaches (guitar and other instruments), resources and technologies of basic composition techniques, and mainly guitar music of the 20th century and beyond.

Introduction to Contemporary Composition

CM-P353

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-212, and CP-210 or CP-212
Department: COMP

Introduction to compositional concepts from the late 20th century with emphasis on students writing original compositions.

Directed Studies in Electronic Music Composition

CM-P399

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-357
Department: COMP

This course will give interested students, particularly Composition majors, the opportunity to pursue individual interests in electro-acoustic composition, and further their skills and creative abilities with electronic music. The primary focus is on creating original electronic works that would be suitable for inclusion in a Composition Major portfolio, and provide tools for the student's further exploration and development. Students will acquire skills in timbral exploration, sound design, acousmatics, and the ability to conduct independent research and composition projects.

Conducting 1

COND-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Degree – all except MUED majors; Diploma – CWPR, COMP, FILM, and JCMP majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ET-211 or ET-231
Department: COMP

Techniques of conducting vocal and instrumental music. Fundamental beat patterns. Discussion and study of terminology, problems of tempo, phrasing, and articulation.

Conducting 2

COND-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Degree – all except MUED majors; Diploma – CWPR, COMP, FILM, and JCMP majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: COND-211 or COND-216
Department: COMP

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 aria), and (3) symphonic conducting of a major modern work involving complete meter changes. Works used include a romantic piano or violin concerto, an operatic excerpt, and a piece such as Petrouchka, The Rite of Spring, or Symphonies of Wind Instruments.

Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble

COND-216

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ET-211 or ET-231
Department: COMP

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 orchestra. Students gain valuable experience rehearsing and conducting an ensemble. The course utilizes eight keyboards, allowing the formation of an in-class live keyboard ensemble creating a virtual orchestral sound. Each of eight performers play their own individual lines from the score while one person conducts and rehearses the ensemble. Each conductor will be videotaped while in front of the ensemble for further study.

Conducting 2 with Live Keyboard Ensemble

COND-217

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: COND-211 or COND-216
Department: COMP

A conducting class class where students conduct other students playing MIDI keyboards that create the sounds of the instruments of an orchestral ensemble. Each student learns all aspects of score preparation and rehearsal techniques. All sessions are recorded for home study.

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