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CMPN5114: Graduate Vocal Composition Workshop

Vocal ensembles and choirs have become an important part of Australian musical fabric, from community-based groups through to professional a cappella ensembles. This seminar aims to provide necessary skills and experiences in composing for groups of voices in an experiential learning environment. Students workshop their compositions in class, gain experience in text-setting, experiment in extended techniques. Classes focus on the literary nature of the form and analyse relevant historical examples and techniques from a diverse range of styles. Students will be able to take these skills developed in this course into future professional situations as both composers and performers.

Code CMPN5114
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. • Consider significance of historical models on contemporary composition • Deal with aspects of composing for voice • Be able to synthesize elements of vocal composition including setting of text, aspects of register and vocal sonority • Analyse themes of musical significance in vocal repertoire

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.