Courses

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

CM-441

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

Orchestration techniques for full symphony orchestra.

CM-495

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

CM-497

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

CM-498

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

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

CM-499

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

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

CM-P225

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

CM-P261

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: COMP, CWPR, FILM, and SONG majors
Prerequisites: HR-112
Department Code: COMP

An introduction for the non-pianist to the fundamentals of composing music that is suited to acoustic instruments. Emphasis is placed on writing melodies and chords that fit the hand comfortably. In addition, importance will be given to creating keyboard figuration that suggests the continuation of melodic lines. The student learns how to elaborate a chordal style of keyboard writing to one that is more expansive and florid with a wide variety of figurations.

CM-P343

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered:
Required of: None
Electable by: COMP and FILM majors
Prerequisites: CM-212
Department Code: COMP

This course will cover the capabilities and notation for all percussion instruments typically found in a classical music environment (including instruments more often associated with other genres/regions). Various configurations of percussion will be covered in detail, from full sectionals to one player, and from single instruments to multi-instrument setups.

CM-P353

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

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

CM-P399

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

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