Jun 19, 2021
MUS 420 - Composition 4
May be repeated up to 9 credits.
Prerequisite: 6 credits of MUS 320.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Identify forms and structural elements in compositions including: form, phrase structure, modulations, and transitions.
- Aurally identify, discuss, and analyze formal structures of a composition including: form, key centers, modulation, secondary functions, tonicization, chromaticism, change of orchestration, transitions, types of modulation, and compositional techniques.
- Identify the performance practice of certain composers.
- Recognize the “voice” certain composers exemplify in their music and understand what characterizes such a voice and find ways to begin to create their own “voice.”
- Incorporate terminology/techniques pertaining to melodic development, form, structure, harmony, style, and compositional techniques.
- Compose original works incorporating theoretical knowledge while developing a creative and unique “voice.”
- Demonstrate proficiency of notation software such as Finale or Sibelius.
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