Composition Workshop

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Composition Workshop
Spring 2023
Taught By: Evan Rapport
Section: AX

CRN: 11794

Credits: 4

This course enables students to develop their understanding of compositional techniques through practical application across a wide variety of musical styles. The course is structured around fundamental compositional principles, including text-setting, melodic formulas, rhythmic schemes, song forms, counterpoint, notation, instrumentation, arranging, and compound forms such as suites. In the first third of the semester, students engage in short exercises to understand basic compositional concepts and adapt them to their own personal styles. The next section of the course focuses on repurposing ideas and writing music for other people, with an emphasis on designing compositions that can be used creatively by performers. In the last third of the semester students focus on conceiving and developing large-scale composition projects. Students should have completed LMUS 2010 Contemporary Music: Theories or another basic music theory course before enrolling in this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 9:44am EDT 9/24/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 509
Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023