Composition I

Same as MUSIC 281S, in tutorial format. Composing original music in smaller forms for voice, piano, and other instruments. Studies in compositional techniques. Prerequisites: MUSIC 261 and 361 or consent of instructor. Not open to students who have taken MUSIC 281S. One course.

Composition I

Composing original music in smaller forms for voice, piano, and other instruments. Studies in compositional techniques. Prerequisites: MUSIC 261 and 361 or consent of instructor. One course.

Computer Music

Computer music composition with an emphasis on digital synthesis, sampling, and related technologies. Study of recent computer music repertory. Prerequisite: MUSIC 273 or 273S. Consent of instructor required. One course.

Theory and Practice of Tonal Music I

Music 261 addresses the harmonic and contrapuntal techniques of 18th-century music, with emphasis on the music of Bach (We also explore techniques of his contemporaries and other composers of later eras). The first half of the semester emphasizes mastery of basic skills; the second half focuses on four-part diatonic harmony (introduced by some two-part counterpoint). The required lab reinforces concepts studied in class through aural and keyboard exercises.

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