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Class Composition (211-0-1)


Rudolf Raymond Roelofsen

Meeting Info

Online: Tues, Thurs 11:00AM - 12:20PM

Overview of class

This course is designed to provide an introduction for students of any musical background to the tools, techniques, and concerns involved in a musical composition process. Students will be responsible for realizing their compositions either by performing the work themselves, recruiting friends/collaborators, or through video/audio recordings.

Students are required to come to class with an open mindset as well as a willingness to share their work in order to encourage in-class listening and discussion. Previous knowledge of music creation and/or music theory is not required, but because of the hands-on nature of the class, proficiency on a musical instrument (including voice) or a DAW is required.

Class sessions will include discussions of assigned listening and reading, creative activities, short presentations, and workshopping of your peers' compositions. Weekly small projects will culminate in a more substantial final creative work.

Class Materials (Required)

No materials are required for purchase, but the following are highly recommended: pencil, ruler, eraser, and manuscript paper. Assigned readings will be sent out as PDFs.

Class Attributes

Synchronous:Class meets remotely at scheduled time