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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Fall 2020

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MUS 400SEM - Composition Seminar
Composition Seminar SEM Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   16134   Enrollment Capacity:   14
Section:   SEM   Enrollment Total:   7
Credits:   4.00 credits   Seats Available:   7
Dates:   08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Room:   Baird 327 view map
Location:   North Campus      
For Music Majors and Minors only. This course is an introduction to free composition within the context of contemporary art music. Students will develop skills by working on compositional etudes of increasing scope and by receiving critical feedback from the instructor in in-class discussions and private lessons. For a final project, students will have the opportunity to write a piece for the professional new music ensemble Wooden Cities, who will play the piece in a recorded public reading session at the end of the term. The course will also survey contemporary art music repertoire, and will discuss related issues such as instrumentation, notation, and the compositional process. No previous composition experience required.
  Course Description
Introduces issues of free composition within the twentieth-century art-music tradition. Investigates relevant literatures and musical techniques. Students receive critical feedback on individual composition projects, working toward the goal of a concert of student works. Explores related issues, such as notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aesthetics. Open to music majors only.
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