Detailed attention to typical instrumental repertoire with extensive analysis and application of rehearsal techniques as they apply to specific public school groups.
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.
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
Study of the process for creating multiline textures in a given melodic and/or harmonic situation. Voice-leading, melodic analysis and embellishment, rhythm, and form.
Continuation of CP-361. Emphasis on the role that counterpoint plays in jazz composition.
An introduction to writing and production techniques in hip-hop styles.
A study of major pop and rock styles and the writers, producers, and artists who shaped the music, with a focus on the writers and artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Expanding on the material introduced in AR-111, this course focuses on creating and writing grooves for the rhythm section (guitar, keyboard, bass, percussion, and drums) and the ways in which diff
Building on the content of AR-203, this course provides in-depth study of the capabilities of the software program Finale.
Instruction in advanced small group writing concepts that encompasses sophisticated rhythm section scoring and groove writing, including writing for auxiliary percussion; an introduction to writing