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MUS 320


The general goals of this course are: to nurture the student's compositional creativity and craft; to refine the student's ability to express compositional ideas through notation and other media; to broaden the student's exposure to contemporary music and compositional techniques; to improve the student's aural skills, focusing in particular on the perception of events and processes at work in contemporary music; to develop the student's ability to write effectively for individual instruments and voices, and groups of instruments and voices; to improve the student's ability to write and speak articulately about her or his music; and to deepen the student's understanding of herself or himself as an artist. Prerequisites: MUS 214 [Theory IV] and MUS 224 [Musicianship IV], or MUS 384 [Jazz Theory], or consent of instructor. May be taken up to four times for credit.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
MUS 214 (Theory IV) and MUS 224 (Musicianship IV), or MUS 384 (Jazz Theory), or consent of instructor. 1/2 course