Composition

Master of Music

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Curriculum

Composition, M.M. Master of Music

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  • 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*
    • GRMUS H600-0, T600-0, 600-0 (as advised) 8 credits

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*
    • GRMUS H600-0, T600-0, 600-0 (as advised) 8 credits

Total Credits 2nd Year: 26

  • Graduate Courses: Total must include two from Core Seminars in Music History and two from Core Seminars in Music Theory.

    The Music History Core requirement must include one of the following courses: GRMUS H603  , GRMUS H604  , GRMUS H605 (based upon placement exam results).

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