Composition

A number of electives in Composition are offered on a regular basis.  They include:

Music 312a: Composition Seminar I 
Professor Kathryn Alexander. 
Intermediate project-oriented studies in music composition, acoustic and/or technological. Survey of contemporary techniques in a broad range of styles and syntax, including both concert and vernacular music genres. Prerequisite: MUSI 205a or b or the equivalent. Admission by audition only. May be repeated for credit. Enrollment limited to 20.

Music 313b: Composition Seminar II 
Konrad Kaczmarek 
A continuation of Music 312a of intermediate project-oriented studies in music composition, acoustic and/or technological. Ongoing survey of contemporary techniques in a broad range of styles and syntax, including both concert and vernacular music genres. Prerequisite: MUSI 312a or the equivalent. Admission by audition only. May be repeated for credit. Enrollment limited to 20.

Music 325: Fundamentals Of Music, Multimedia Art & Technology.  
Konrad Kaczmarek 
A study of fundamental principles of electroacoustic music and multimedia technology. Investigation of acoustics, psychoacoustics, sound recording and reproduction, digital audio, image processing, and computer graphics. Exercises in synthesis and signal processing, MIDI, animation, and digital video. Prerequisite: Familiarity with music notation. Enrollment limited to 25 students.

Music 395: Compositional Applications in Music, Multimedia Art, & Technology.  
Professor Kathryn Alexander.
An applied study of practical software and hardware applications in music and multimedia art. Advanced topics include:  digital synthesis and sampling, patch design, digital audio effects, digital recording and mixing, digital audio workstations, MIDI controllers, image editing, animation, video production, media encoding, and content delivery. Prerequisite: Familiarity with music notation. Enrollment limited to 25 students.

Music 412a: Composition Seminar III 
Konrad Kaczmarek
Advanced project-oriented studies in music composition, acoustic and/or technological.Prerequisite: MUSI 312a and 313b, or 325a or 395b. Admission by audition only. May be repeated for credit. Enrollment limited to 10.

Music 413b: Composition Seminar IV 
Professor Kathryn Alexander. 
A continuation of Music 412a of advanced project-oriented studies in music composition, acoustic and/or technological. Prerequisite: MUSI 412a or the equivalent. Admission by audition only. May be repeated for credit. Enrollment limited to 10.