Elements of Composition
Sep 17 - May 13 (Saturday)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
From Sep 17, 2016 to May 13, 2017
Each Saturday from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Students will learn to write, sing, and recognize musical elements at sight and by ear. Musical elements include intervals, chords, scales, scale fragments and rhythmic and metric elements, formal structures, etc. Students will then improvise and write pieces based on these materials, using a variety of compositional techniques. The course also contains a listening - score component in which students will study musical examples written by well known and emerging composers. Expect weekly skill-building homework as well as opportunities to collaborate and perform student works.
At the discretion of the instructor. Ages, approximately 8-12.
Prerequisites: students are required to be actively involved in instrumental study and in process with note-reading. If you have questions about your child's placement in the class, please contact the instructor at Ginny.Latts@necmusic.edu.
St. Botolph Building, 3rd Floor
New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education