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
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

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