Oct 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 523 - Advanced Composition

Selected topics in composition. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: MUS 420.


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.”
  • Gain knowledge of and 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 knowledge and competency of notation software such as Finale or Sibelius.

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