Through a lecture-workshop format, this course focuses on composing music with selected techniques of 20th century composition (with a focus on the first half of the century). Techniques such as non-functional harmony, polytonality, free atonality, 12-tone, additive rhythm, changing meter, polyrhythm, nontraditional forms, and other techniques will be discussed through diverse repertoire and sources. Weekly composition projects related to each of these techniques will be assigned, and may be read by a chamber music ensemble.
CM-221 and either COND-211, COND-216, or COND-221
All B.M. and P.D. students
Fall, Spring, Summer