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MUSC 340 Methods of Musical Composition (2)

This course serves as an introduction to formal compositional techniques and processes as they pertain to creating original music. Students will analyze form and language in tonal and atonal music, learn to understand and apply select modern contemporary compositional techniques (such as set theory, serial process, minimalism, digital looping/layering, and spatial notation) through regular composition assignments, as well as study the scores and/or recordings of important works in the classical, jazz, and popular music idoms. Final project is the creation and recording of a complete work for mixed ensemble.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities
  • Prerequisite: MUSC 162
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Miley

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