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Composition 1 - CMPN1601

Year - 2020

The development of compositional techniques is integral to the ability to best express musical ideas and material. The focus of this unit is the creative work of students which is developed through the study of a range of compositional topics. Aspects of pitch, rhythm, counterpoint, notation, instrumentation and structure are considered both in the abstract and in relation to a variety of music.

2 hour seminar plus individual tutorials.

Portfolio of creative work as directed by the coordinator (90%), attendance and participation (10%)

Gould, Elaine "Behind Bars" Faber Music.

Additional information
Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico).


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Composition and Music Technology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Paul Stanhope
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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