(Also see Contemporary
Craft of Composition 2 hours
course designed for students not majoring in composition. The
purpose of the course is to provide those with limited prior background
in composition the opportunity to experience musical structure
and coherence through writing. The class meets as a group but
the compositional problems of each individual will receive attention
as needed. Prerequisites: MUTH 232. Notes: May be
repeated for credit. Consent: Consent of instructor required.
Enrollment Limit: 10.
2 COMP-100-01 TuTh 1:30-2:45 Staff
103. Composition Class I, II 3 hours
course designed for composition majors, composition minors, or
College music majors with composition emphasis. Each semester
is divided into two units of six (or seven) weeks, each taught
by a different member of the staff. Units include study of notation,
techniques of composition, improvisation, free composition. Consent:
Consent of instructor required. Enrollment Limit: 12. Composition
major, composition minor, or a College music major with emphasis
in composition required.
1 COMP-102-01 TuTh 3:00-4:15 Ms. Rubin, Mr. Coleman
2 COMP-103-01 TuTh 3:00-4:15 Mr. Coleman, Ms. Rubin
203. Composition Class III, IV 3 hours
course designed for those who have completed Composition 103.
Each semester is divided into two units of six (or seven) weeks.
The units include study of homophonic vocal writing, the application
of vocal writing for solo voice with homophonic accompaniment,
polyphonic instrumental writing for small ensembles, and the application
of instrumental polyphonic writing in free composition. Consent:
Consent of instructor required. Enrollment Limit: 12. Sophomore
status as a composition major required.
1 COMP-202-01 TuTh 3:00-4:15 Mr. Coleman, Ms. Rubin
2 COMP-203-01 TuTh 3:00-4:15 Ms. Rubin, Mr. Coleman
Seminar 3 hours
one-semester course designed for composition students. The semester
is divided into two units of six (or seven) weeks. A variety of
activities germane to the development of composers are included,
such as the analysis and discussion of music by guest composers;
sessions; visitors from other creative arts areas on campus; outside
readings in criticism and aesthetics. Notes: May be repeated
for credit. Consent: Consent of instructor required.
Enrollment Limit: 12.
1 COMP-210-01 TuTh 4:30-6:00 Mr. Coleman
2 COMP-210-01 TuTh 4:30-6:00 Staff
300. Orchestration 2
for composition majors. The purpose is to develop facility in
writing for various instrumental combinations. The study includes:
comparison of techniques of orchestration (18th-20th centuries),
practice writing and arranging for the different choirs of the
modern orchestra, orchestrating complete compositions; the graphic
aspect of and notational problems in more recent music. Prerequisites:
MUTH 232. Consent: Consent of instructor required. Enrollment
Limit: 12. Junior status as a composition major or minor (or
College music major, composition emphasis).
1 COMP-300-01 TuTh 1:30-2:20 Mr. Hoffmann