MUS WKSH A Workshop: Composition Seminar

Professor: Joan Tower

CRN: 12411

Time: Tu 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Blum Hall

This class will compose music that will be written down and passed to players to be rehearsed and taped. Every step of the process is assisted (particularly at the notational level) and discussed. Players in the class, as well as professional players from outside, will later join in to help bring each piece to life in sound. In addition, other twentieth-century works are played and discussed and occasional visits to performances of new music in New York are made. Individual meetings are arranged on a regular basis.


MUS WKSH B Workshop: Performance Class

Professor: Luis Garcia-Renart

CRN: 12412

Time: Th 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Blum Hall

This class is conceived as a unifying workshop for performing musicians within the department. Please meet with the instructor prior to or during registration. (Private lessons can be taken for credit by registering for this course).


MUS WKSH G Workshop: Voice and Vocal Repertoire for Singers and Pianists

Professor: Arthur Burrows

CRN: 12432

Time: Mon 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Blum Hall

In this singing class we explore the art songs of America, England, France and Germany, including some opera arias and ensembles depending on the make up of the class. At the same time we learn the necessary technique to perform them successfully. Each class will be divided into two parts. The first will deal with vocal technique, and the second with technical issues that arise from individual performance. Prerequisite: the ability to match pitches, and an adequate vocal range. Pianists will be assigned individual singers to work with and coached in the various musical styles.


MUS WKSH H Workshop: Classical Guitar

Professor: Luis Garcia-Renart

CRN: 12413

Time: Wed 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Blum Hall

Cross-listed: LAIS
Once a week a two-hour seminar will be offered to everyone to talk about specific technical and interpretation principals of the classical guitar, as well as to listen and to discuss the repertoire. This seminar is to be taken in conjunction with weekly private lessons offered by guitarist Greg Dinger. There will be a fee for the private instructor to be paid at the beginning of the semester. All levels of playing are accepted. Beginners to advanced players welcome.


MUS 310 X Advanced Electronic Mus/Arts

Professor: Robert Bielecki

CRN: 12414

Time: Wed 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Blum EMS

Cross-listed: Integrated Arts
This course will offer students instruction and guidance in realizing projects in electronic composition, performances, and installations. Examples of possible projects include: interactive computer music composition and performance utilizing the object oriented programming language, MAX, including algorithmic composition, matching listening and improvisation; digital sound synthesis and signal processing employing Supercollider Software; alternate MIDI controllers and interfaces. Students will be expected to present original creative work in public performances at least once during the semester. Prerequisite: Music Workshop F and Music 240, or consent of the instructor.