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Vocal Composition Workshop - CMPN1010

Year - 2020

Music for the voice is found across a range of styles from the ancient sounds of plainsong through to the music of Icelandic pop star, Bjork. Creative Vocal Ensemble provides the opportunity to workshop new compositions for groups of voices. Students analyse compositions from an eclectic range of styles that are covered in lecture/seminars in order to inform the creation of new works. Students taking this course will comprise a 'resident ensemble' in which the studied works may lead to the creation of new musical languages in student compositions.

1 x 2 hr seminar per week; All day workshop of composition ideas in Special Projects Week; Extra rehearsal time outside class in preparation for performance of student works; composition time (2 hours per week); score study and listening (1 hour per week).

Composition for vocal ensemble (50%); Performance and rehearsal, professional participation (15%); Two short compositions (35%)

Additional information
if prerequisite not met, you may request special permission

Assumed knowledge
Sight singing; basic choral skills required; familiarity with music notation and music notation software.


CMPN1331 or CMPN1601


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Composition and Music Technology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Paul Stanhope
HECS Band: 1
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