The development of compositional techniques is integral to the ability to best express musical ideas and material. The focus of this unit is the creative work of students which is developed through the study of a range of compositional topics. Aspects of pitch, rhythm, counterpoint, notation, instrumentation and structure are considered both in the abstract and in relation to a variety of music.
2 hour seminar plus individual tutorials.
Portfolio of creative work as directed by the coordinator (90%), attendance and participation (10%)
Gould, Elaine "Behind Bars" Faber Music.
Students should own a professional music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Dorico).