Elements of Composition

This course is designed to help students develop their composition skills by focusing on musicality and good writing techniques in the following five areas: melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form. The study of orchestration will be integrated into the studies of these areas. We will pay particular attention to creativity and problem solving by doing compositional exercises each week that present various challenges and limitations to overcome and work around. Additionally, each student will have a personal project that they will be able to work on throughout the semester and that will lead up to a performance, either live or digital, at the end of the term. Please note that this course is geared towards classical composition and not popular styles.
 

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Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Dr. Matthew Durrant
Meets Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.
Duration 60 minutes
Length 15 weeks
Starts January 26, 2023
Ends May 18, 2023
Age Range 12 to 55+
Location Online (Zoom)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$225/semester $225/semester
   

 

Spring 2023 (15 sessions)
   
Thu, Jan. 26, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Feb. 2, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Feb. 9, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Feb. 16, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Mar. 2, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Mar. 9, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Mar. 16, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Mar. 23, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Apr. 6, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Apr. 13, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Apr. 20, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, Apr. 27, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, May. 4, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, May. 11, 2023 5:00 PM
Thu, May. 18, 2023 5:00 PM
   
 

Required Materials

Computer or tablet, music notation software, DAW software, music staff paper, and pencil. Recommendations for free notation and DAW software will be provided by the instructor.
 

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