Minor Composition (18 credits)

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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 2015

    Instructors: Melissa Hui (Winter)

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Melissa Hui (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 2014

    Instructors: Philippe Leroux (Fall)

    • 3 hours lecture-demonstration and 3 hours studio time

    • Prerequisite: MUCO 246 or MUCO 230

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