Principal Study Composition supports the sustained development of compositional craft and creative voice through the preparation of composition(s) to be submitted at the end of each semester. Via one to one lessons, attendance at weekly seminars and participation in special projects, students are expected to progressively advance through Composition 3 to 8. By the conclusion of the program they will have demonstrated a very high level of compositional ability, research capacity and notation/production skills. One semester in 2nd year will be focussed on instrumental composition and the other on electroacoustic composition.
Individual lessons (45mins), weekly seminar and supplementary classes/intensives
Submission of a portfolio of compositions, preferably with accompanying recordings, of a suggested duration between 6-12 minutes (100%)
Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico) and a DAW (e.g. Audacity, GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, Ableton).