In this unit, composers aim to develop technical, musical, textual, stylistic and interpretive ability to a professional level. Students are expected to develop independence in technical practice and score preparation, and to integrate different compositional style and methods into culturally coherent musical works. Expert listening, analysis and constructive critique of one's own and others' compositions is an explicit aim. Composers work with student performers as part of this unit of study on a weekly basis.
"Professional level" Composer Workshop in 4 sessions at various times during semester; 1 x 1.5hr seminar per week - Composition Practice Class; 1 x 60 minute one to one lesson per week for 12 weeks per semester
Composition portfolio incorporating: compositions (50%); workshopped composition (25%); Technical Tasks (25%)