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1000 Level Courses

1201. [MUSI 1286, 1386] Introduction to Contemporary Music (2). For composition majors. A survey of current trends, with activities emphasizing creative musicianship and new technology in composition. May be an individual study course. (For songwriting, see MUTH 1300.)

1202. [MUSI 1287] Introduction to Contemporary Music (2). Prerequisite: MUCP 1201. For composition majors. A survey of current trends, with activities emphasizing creative musicianship and new technology in composition. May be an individual study course. (For songwriting, see MUTH 1300.)

2000 Level Courses

2201. Music Composition (2). For composition majors. Prerequisites: MUCP 1202 and instructor approval. Work in traditional forms and media, together with the principles of notation, layout, reproduction, and copyright.

2202. Music Composition (2). For composition majors. Prerequisites: MUCP 2201 and instructor approval. Work in traditional forms and media, and also electronic media, together with the principles of notation, layout, reproduction, and copyright.

3000 Level Courses

3201. Music Composition (2). For composition majors. Prerequisites: MUCP 2302 and formal approval to continue in the Bachelor of Music program in music composition. Continued work in both traditional and electronic media.

3202. Music Composition (2). For composition majors. Prerequisites: MUCP 3201 and formal approval to continue in the Bachelor of Music program in music composition. Continued work in both traditional and electronic media.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4102. Music Composition (1). For composition majors. Prerequisite: MUCP 4201. Advanced work on a larger scale, culminating in a senior recital (MUAP 4190) as noted in the curriculum.

4201. Music Composition (2). For composition majors. Prerequisite: MUCP 3202. Advanced work on a larger scale, culminating in a senior recital (MUAP 4190) as noted in the curriculum.

4207. Instrumentation (2). Prerequisite: MUTH 2204. A study of the properties of woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instruments, their transpositions, and their sectional treatment, leading to full scorings for both band and orchestra.

4208. Orchestration (2). Prerequisite: MUCP 4207. More advanced work in scoring for both band and orchestra.

4341. Computer Music I (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Techniques and tools for creating computer music, including audio recording, signal processing, MIDI sequencing, and sound design.

4342. Computer Music II (3). Prerequisite: MUCP 4341 or consent of instructor. Continuation of MUCP 4341. More advanced topics in computer music, including interactive media, live acoustic instruments with electronic tape, advanced sound design and software applications.

5000 Level Courses

5308. Composition (3). Prerequisite: MUCP 4402 or MUTH 4303 with a grade of C or higher. Advanced writing for chamber ensembles, orchestra, band, chorus, or electronic media. May be individual study courses. May be repeated for credit.

5309. Composition (3). Prerequisite: MUCP 5308 with a grade of C or higher. Advanced writing for chamber ensembles, orchestra, band, chorus, or electronic media. May be individual study courses. May be repeated for credit.

5312. Advanced Orchestration (3). Scoring for large instrumental, choral, and dramatic ensembles. May be an individual study course.

5341. Computer Music I (3). Prerequisite: Graduate-level composition student or consent of instructor. Techniques and tools for creating computer-generated music, including audio recording, sampling, signal processing, MIDI sequencing, and sound design.

5342. Computer Music II (3). Prerequisite: MUCP 5341 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Continuation of MUCP 5341. Offers more advanced topics in computer music, including interactive media, live acoustic instruments with electronic tape, advanced sound design, and software applications.

6000 Level Courses

6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6).Back to Top