Musical Theater Writing 1

Course Number
SW-345
Description

An opportunity for student composers, lyricists, and playwrights to collaborate in adapting dramatic scenes into songs for the musical stage. Students write and perform their original work in a class setting and critique the work of their peers with supervision from the instructor. Students also discuss and analyze major works from the musical theater and opera repertoire. The class emphasizes storytelling and dramatic writing through song, promotes innovation, and is open to writers of diverse musical styles.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
SW-211 or SW-221
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Major Elective for
Composition
Contemporary Writing and Production
Film Scoring
Songwriting
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston
Department
SONG
Course Chair
Bonnie Hayes
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