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CMPN2320: Music Notation and Publishing

Music Notation and Publishing builds student capacity to notate music at a professional industry standard. Through study of published scores and text books on music notation, students learn what the standards of music notation are, and how to approach complex or difficult notation problems. The unit introduces the professional notation software. A series of short challenges develops skills in key areas of music publishing, such as the preparation of scores and parts, piano reductions, film score standards, and much more. The final assessment project is engraving a first edition of an important Australian work.

Code CMPN2320
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Concurrent study with CMPN1331 is recommended where possible

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

  • LO1. clearly express musical ideas in notation
  • LO2. present scores and parts at a publishable standard
  • LO3. identify appropriate software(s) and workflow strategies to support creative practice

Unit outlines

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