MUS 324 Music Composition

Selected topics in composition are studied, such as texture; tonal and serial procedures; melody with accompaniment; and idiomatic writing for instruments and voices. Students use skills acquired through previous study of theory, harmony, and musical analysis in arranging and creating pieces in small and large forms. A weekly seminar (one hour) and individual conferences (one-half hour) focus on the creation of original works by students and detailed analysis of works that exemplify the selected topics. Students also will gain familiarity with computer programs in music notation and publishing. Individual assignments are made on the basis of each student’s ability, training, and experience. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.



1/2 Course Credit

Cross Listed Courses

MUS 286