15 Ways to Compose

School of Jazz & Contemp Music: Composition/Theory

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

15 Ways to Compose

Spring 2023

Taught By: Rory Stuart

Section: A

CRN: 11046

Credits: 2

One challenge for the young composer is relying on very few approaches in composing – it is easy to run low on inspiration or find yourself turning out pieces that sound similar. In this 15-week course, we examine fifteen entirely different ways to compose a piece of music. Each of us will write something new each week using the approach discussed in class at the beginning of that week – and have a way (midi/recording/live performance) by the next session for the class to hear what you’ve written. Much of the class time will be spent listening to and discussing what each of us has written, and what we have learned/discovered, as we try each approach. By the end of the semester the student will have composed many new pieces, formed relationships with fellow composers, and developed an “arsenal” of composition approaches. Students of all levels of experience in composition are invited to participate in this class, but please do not register unless you are ready and eager to do the work!

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Composition/Theory (JCTH)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:04am 8/14/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 623

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023