Title: Introduction to Composition

Code: MUS265

The main objective of this course is to offer students a creative and comprehensive experience of 20th and 21st century music and its repertoire and help them apply this experience and the techniques learned towards the development of a personal idiom of musical expression whilst always fostering a spirit of experimentation. The students will learn about the most important aesthetics, trends, styles and techniques of music composition in the 20th and 21st centuries so as to ultimately be able to compose freely in these styles through a series of guided exercises, attaining theoretical, practical, creative and analytical skills of music composition. The course will combine an experiential and practical demonstration of new music and an intensive teaching of the most representative 20th century compositional methods and theory. Students will be expected to spend considerable time listening and exploring new repertoire both in visual (scores) and audible formats (CDs). The works discussed and analyzed in class (both score and recording) will be on reserve at the library for the whole term.
Restrictions : None
Prerequisites : MUS213
Co-requisites : None
Credits : 3
ECTS : 5
Hours : 3
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