Spring 2024

Composition Seminar II

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-372


Eric W. Sawyer (Section 01)


A continuation of MUSI 387. One class meeting per week and weekly private conferences. This course may be repeated. Spring 2023 will focus on song covers and arrangements.

Requisite: MUSI 269 or the equivalent and consent of the instructor. Spring semester. Professor Sawyer.

How to handle overenrollment: null

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Music 388 develops independent skills in composition tailored to the individual student. Through the combination of weekly individual and group meetings, the course identifies projects and areas to explore based on each student’s experience and interests. At the same time, there are coordinated opportunities for the entire class to study a particular musical genre or write for a visiting ensemble. Group meetings raise issues of compositional technique and process, examine contemporary works of a wide range of styles, and consider the wider compositional world. Evaluated work centers on approximately three compositions to be created during the term: their substance, clarity of presentation, and suitability for their intended media. Participation in discussions and the providing of constructive feedback to fellow students is also considered.

MUSI 372 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM ARMU 102


Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2023, Spring 2024