MUSC 321 Composition Lab


This course is intended for students with experience in music who are interested in composing. The course will benefit both those with previous composition experience and those who have none. Each student in the class will write music and perform the music of their colleagues in a lab setting.
Throughout the semester, various techniques and styles will be studied and analyzed, and each student will write a short work based on that week’s topic. Techniques and styles to be covered include modal composition, atonal composition, process music (serialism, minimalism, etc), indeterminacy and aleatory, extended techniques, and more. The course will culminate with each student writing a final composition project to be performed in an open concert with all of the lab participants.