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CMPN1003: Composition Through Improvisation 2

2024 unit information

This unit continues to develop through performance and investigation into experimental modes of presentation, to help students develop vital aural and improvisational skills which will significantly enhance their compositional process. As the student gains experience improvising, skills are developed for making informed 'split-second' decisions based on intuition and musical responsiveness. The ‘Sounds of Surprise’ performance provides a thrilling close to this essentially two semester experience of spontaneous music creation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Composition and Music Technology

Code CMPN1003
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 3
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. understand and apply the basic principals that are fundamental to the presentation of excellence in composition and performance
  • LO2. demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the underlying principals of excellent and professional musicianship
  • LO3. collaborate musically in group creativity
  • LO4. compose by engaging with improvisational strategies
  • LO5. contribute to analytical discussion of the work.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Sydney

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Important enrolment information

Additional advice

students should have 3-4yrs experience in playing music and with a passion to improvise.