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CMPN1000: Composition Through Improvisation 1

Through performance and ensemble interaction, this unit helps students develop vital aural and improvisational skills that will significantly enhance their creative and compositional process. Students experience the wonders of ‘real-time’ creation of music without the aid of notation on their respective instruments and are encouraged to develop their intuition while learning to rely on their musical ideas. Class feedback and discussion of each in-class improvisation provides weekly opportunities for formulating individual compositional ideas regarding melody, harmony, rhythm, form and structure.

Code CMPN1000
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 3

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a true understanding of, and the ability to, apply the basic principals that are fundamental to the presentation of excellence in composition and performance
  • LO2. demonstrate (through performance) a comprehensive knowledge of the underlying principals of excellent professional musicianship
  • LO3. collaborate musically in group creativity
  • LO4. compose by engaging with improvisational strategies.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.