Fall 2008

Composition I

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-69


Eric W. Sawyer (Section 01)


This course will explore compositional techniques that grow out of the various traditions of Western art music. Innovations of twentieth-century composers in generating new approaches to melody and scale, rhythm and meter, harmony, instrumentation, and musical structure will be examined. The course will include improvisation as a source of ideas for written compositions and as a primary compositional mode. Instrumental or vocal competence and good music reading ability are desirable. Assignments will include compositions of various lengths and related analytical projects. Two class meetings per week. Requisite: Music 11 or 12, and consent of the instructor. Limited to 10 students. Fall semester. Professor Sawyer.

MUSI 69 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM ARMU 102
Th 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM ARMU 102


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021