Jun 19, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 420 - Composition 4

May be repeated up to 9 credits.

Prerequisite: 6 credits of MUS 320.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • 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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