MUCP 5080: Composition Seminar

Fall 2017

Syllabus (.pdf format)

Library of Reading and Listening Materials

Course Overview and Objectives

Students will engage with current practices and techniques of music composition in weekly composition lessons/masterclasses and a group seminar. Students will obtain a broad familiarity with current compositional practices through analysis of contemporary repertoire, discussions of student projects, surveys of resources available to composers, and exploration of key issues through significant readings and repertoire. Students entering the graduate program will establish a strong and productive cohort through discussion, collaboration, and composition of new works for reading/recording by Nova Ensemble members during the semester.

Time and Place

Wednesday and Friday 9:30 – 10:50 am, MU 2009
Final project juries: Wednesday, December 13, 8-10 am, MU 1001


Andrew May
Phone: 940-891-6816
Office location: Music MU1003
Office hours: MWF 8:00-9:00 am