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Minor Composition (18 credits)

Offered by: Music Research     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Minor Composition is available to all students with approval (with the exception of students in the Major Composition.) This option will take the place of music and/or free electives.

Required Courses

  • MUCO 230 The Art of Composition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : An introduction to compositional techniques and notational practices of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including the analysis of selected works.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Melissa Hui (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MUTH 150, MUTH 151, MUSP 140, MUSP 141, MUCO 260
    • Restriction: Open to non-composition majors.
  • MUCO 260 Instruments of the Orchestra (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : An introductory study of the instruments of string, woodwind and brass families, elementary acoustics of the instruments. Techniques of playing including embouchure, fingering, bowing, hand-stopping, transposing instruments. Evolution of the instruments, their technique and their music from the 18th century to the present.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jean Lesage (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUTH 150 or MUTH 111 or MUJZ 160
    • Restriction: Not open to students in the Major Composition
    • Priority will be given to students in the Minor Composition and Special Students in the prerequisite package for Sound Recording. Other students may be admitted with permission of the instructor.
  • MUCO 341 Digital Studio Composition 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Composition with MIDI, audio recording, digital audio signal processing software and hardware. Creation of small-scale composition studies using technological resources in the context of electroacoustic music. The hands-on activities will include critical listening and evaluation of electronic and computer music repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Philippe Leroux (Fall)

    • 3 hours lecture-demonstration and 3 hours studio time
    • Prerequisite: MUCO 245D1/D2 or MUCO 230

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from

  • MUHL 385 Early Twentieth-Century Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Development of European, Russian, and American music from the 1890s until the early 1940s, tracing its roots in late 19th-century Romanticism and following its evolution in central Europe, France, and the United States. The music of major innovators such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Ives, and Varèse will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Lisa Barg (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUHL 184 and MUHL 185 and MUTH 211 OR MUCO 240D1/D2 and MUSP 231 OR MUHL 286 and MUTH 250 and MUSP 241
  • MUHL 391 Canadian Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Survey of music in Canada from the 16th Century to the present. Current musical organizations and institutions, and contemporary Canadian music will be stressed. Time permitting, brief reference will be made to the folk music of indigenous and immigrant groups.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Brian Cherney (Winter)

    • 3 hour
    • Prerequisites: MUHL 184 and MUHL 185 and MUTH 211 OR MUCO 240D1/D2 and MUSP 231 OR MUHL 286 and MUTH 250 and MUSP 241
  • MUHL 392 Music since 1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Appearance and evolution of such post-war phenomena as total serialism, "chance" music of various kinds, and electronic music as seen in major figures such as Boulez, Stockhausen, Cage and others in Europe and the United States. Important developments during the 1960s. Rise of "minimalism" and "neo-Romanticism" during the 1970s and 80s.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: David Brackett (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUHL 184 and MUHL 185 and MUTH 211 OR MUCO 240D1/D2 and MUSP 231 OR MUHL 286 and MUTH 250 and MUSP 241
  • MUTH 322 Topics in Post-Tonal Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Topics in advanced analysis of post-tonal music.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Christoph Neidhofer (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUTH 350
    • Topics will change from semester to semester.
  • MUTH 539 Topics in Advanced Writing Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Advanced writing skills, including intensive four-part harmonization, advanced harmonic vocabulary and syntax, post-tonal counterpoint.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Topics will change from semester to semester.
    • Prerequisite: MUTH 350
    • Corequisite: One of: MUSP 324, MUSP 330, MUSP 335, MUSP 346, MUSP 350, MUSP 353, or MUSP 355.
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