Students in this unit will observe in detail a selection of Western musical styles and the work of particular composers, applying the knowledge thus gained by writing short compositions in the relevant styles. For the student with some creative inclinations, the activity of stylistic imitation offers unique insights into the music of any period. Topics for study will be selected according to the interests of the group, taking into account the need for a coherent and cumulative course structure.
One 2-hour seminar/wk
Four 25-bar musical assignments (75%); 30 minute seminar presentation (25%)
MCGY2000 or MCGY2001