Composition

Master of Music

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Curriculum

Composition, M.M. Master of Music

      1. Theory and Analysis
      2. Ear Training I, II, III, IV
      3. Piano I, II
      4. Music History
      5. Counterpoint & Harmony
      6. Orchestration
      7. Conducting
    • Major Studies
      • CPCMU 000 — Composition
        Fall and Spring Faculty

        All Music students receive 15 one-hour private lessons each semester.

      • 2 credits
        MSMUS R503-4 — Composers' Forum
        2 credits Full Year Robert Beaser

        The Forum is a biweekly meeting of the Composition department at which students present new works to their fellow students and the composition faculty, and composerly concerns are discussed. On occasion, guest speakers are invited to participate. The Forum also sponsors Music by Juilliard Composers, three concerts per semester featuring works by student composers. Required of all Composition majors in each semester of residence.

      • 2 credits
        GRMUS R603-4 — Composition Seminar
        2 credits Full Year Robert Beaser

        A seminar for all graduate Composition majors concentrating on the practicalities of making a career in composition.

      • 4 credits
        MSMUS 533-4 — Advanced Orchestration
        4 credits Full Year Faculty

        Offered in alternate years. An advanced course about orchestral sound and texture, featuring detailed treatment of practical issues such as voicing, doubling, and contrast. Students analyze recent solo, chamber, and orchestral works, with an emphasis on new approaches to instrumentation and orchestration. Written exercises are read in class by various large ensembles and orchestra. Required of all graduate Composition majors.

    • Graduate Courses*

    Total Credits 1st Year: 28

    • Major Studies
      • CPCMU 000 — Composition
        Fall and Spring Faculty

        All Music students receive 15 one-hour private lessons each semester.

      • 2 credits
        MSMUS R503-4 — Composers' Forum
        2 credits Full Year Robert Beaser

        The Forum is a biweekly meeting of the Composition department at which students present new works to their fellow students and the composition faculty, and composerly concerns are discussed. On occasion, guest speakers are invited to participate. The Forum also sponsors Music by Juilliard Composers, three concerts per semester featuring works by student composers. Required of all Composition majors in each semester of residence.

      • 2 credits
        GRMUS R603-4 — Composition Seminar
        2 credits Full Year Robert Beaser

        A seminar for all graduate Composition majors concentrating on the practicalities of making a career in composition.

    • Graduate Courses*

    Total Credits 2nd Year: 26

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