MUSIC COMPOSITION (MCMP)

MCMP 411 - GRADUATE COMPOSITION I

Creative work in larger forms; may be directed toward electroacoustic composition.

Credits: 4

MCMP 412 - GRADUATE COMPOSITION II

Creative work in larger forms; may be directed toward electroacoustic composition.

Credits: 4

MCMP 413 - GRADUATE COMPOSITION III

Creative work in larger forms; may be directed toward electroacoustic composition.

Credits: 4

MCMP 414 - GRADUATE COMPOSITION IV

Creative work in larger forms; may be directed toward electroacoustic composition.

Credits: 4

MCMP 425 - THE ART AND PROCESS OF COMPOSING

This course is designed to help individual musicians to learn music composition in its beginning stages; smaller forms of composition, emphasizing motivic transformation, rhythmic organization, and structural principles. Students will develop a familiarity with various instruments and learn how to compose an effective piece with a limited amount of musical material. Students will complete three composition projects and three listening assignments.

Credits: 3

MCMP 426 - COMPOSITION II: THE PERSONAL MUSE

This course is designed to help individual musicians to continue to explore the core of music composition; form, texture, transformation, orchestration, and structural principles on a larger scale. Students will complete two composition projects and two listening assignments. Discussion of contemporary composers’ writings.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MCMP 425

Course Notes: Or Consent

MCMP 490 - THESIS

Credits: 2