Elements of Composition

This course is designed to help students explore music composition through the examination of great works and the development of creativity. Students will learn about melodic writing, the application of theory and chord progressions, and various aspects of orchestration. This course will also contain a music technology component and students will need to obtain music notation software.

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Course Details
Instructor(s) Dr. Matthew Durrant
Meets Wednesdays at 7pm
Duration 7 60-minute seminars
6 30-minute lessons
Length 13 weeks
Starts February 2, 2022
Ends May 4, 2022
Age Range 11 to 55+
Location On Campus (In-Person)
Online Lessons


Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
$375/semester $375/semester



Spring 2022 (13 sessions*)
Wed, Feb 2, 2022 7:00 PM
Wed, Feb 16, 2022 7:00 PM
Wed, Mar 2, 2022 7:00 PM
Wed, Mar 16, 2022 7:00 PM
Wed, Apr 6, 2022 7:00 PM
Wed, Apr 20, 2022 7:00 PM
Wed, May 4, 2022 7:00 PM
*The six (6) 60-minute group seminars and (1) end-of-term performance will take place on the above dates. The remaining six (6) 30-minute private lessons will be scheduled individually with the Student Services team and instructor.


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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