The Art of Counterpoint

CP-210
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
HR-112, ET-112, and CM-211 or CM-251
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
All
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Valencia (Spain) Campus

This course instructs students in the fundamental principles of free counterpoint (i.e., composition with melodic lines) with an emphasis on two-part writing. Through the utilization of a three-pronged focus on principles, literature, and experiential practice, students complete exercises and projects involving composition and performance within the common-practice period with additional attention to and experience in contemporary tonal practice.

 

Department: 
COMP
Course chair: 
Richard Carrick