MUSC 0209

Composition I

Music I
Music I focuses on the materials and grammar of music through compositional exercises. As part of these explorations, we will examine the elements of harmony (scales, triads and seventh chords), notation, rhythm, polyrhythm, binary and ternary forms, two-voice counterpoint, variation, transposition, as well as skills in conducting, analysis, ear-training, and sight-singing. Students will write short pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles, notate their pieces, and rehearse and perform them, thereby learning about music through discovery and observation. The assignments are designed for students with or without compositional experience. (Ability to play an instrument or sing; MUSC 0160, or passing score on the MUSC 0160 placement exam) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. lab.
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Fall 2023

MUSC0209A-F23 Lecture (Quayle)
MUSC0209Z-F23 Discussion (Quayle)

Fall 2022

MUSC0209A-F22 Lecture (Tan)
MUSC0209Z-F22 Discussion (Tan)

Fall 2021

MUSC0209A-F21 Lecture (Tan)

Fall 2020

MUSC0209A-F20 Lecture (Tan)

Fall 2019

MUSC0209A-F19 Lecture (Taylor)
MUSC0209Z-F19 Discussion (Taylor)

Fall 2018

MUSC0209A-F18 Lecture (Tan)
MUSC0209Z-F18 Discussion (Tan)

Fall 2017

MUSC0209A-F17 Lecture (Tan)

Fall 2016

MUSC0209A-F16 Lecture (Tan)

Fall 2015

MUSC0209A-F15 Lecture (Tan)

Fall 2014

MUSC0209A-F14 Lecture (Tan)

Fall 2013

MUSC0209A-F13 Lecture (Koksal)

Fall 2012

MUSC0209A-F12 Lecture (Tan)

Fall 2011

MUSC0209A-F11 Lecture (Tan)

Fall 2010

MUSC0209A-F10 Lecture (Tan)

Spring 2010

MUSC0209A-S10 Lecture (Hamlin)

Fall 2009

MUSC0209A-F09 Lecture (Tan)
MUSC0209Y-F09 Discussion (Tan)
MUSC0209Z-F09 Discussion (Tan)

Spring 2009

MUSC0209A-S09 Lecture (Robison)

Fall 2008

MUSC0209A-F08 Lecture (Robison)

Fall 2007

MUSC0209A-F07 Lecture (Tan)
MUSC0209B-F07 Lecture (Robison)
MUSC0209W-F07 Discussion (Tan)
MUSC0209X-F07 Discussion (Tan)

Fall 2006

MUSC0209A-F06 Lecture (Liang)
MUSC0209B-F06 Lecture (Hamlin)
MUSC0209W-F06 Discussion (Liang)
MUSC0209X-F06 Discussion (Liang)
MUSC0209Y-F06 Discussion

Fall 2005

MUSC0209A-F05 Lecture (Tan)
MUSC0209B-F05 Lecture (Hamlin)
MUSC0209W-F05 Discussion (Tan)
MUSC0209X-F05 Discussion (Tan)
MUSC0209Y-F05 Discussion (Hamlin)

Fall 2004

MUSC0209A-F04 Lecture (Tan)
MUSC0209B-F04 Lecture (Hamlin)
MUSC0209W-F04 Discussion (Tan)
MUSC0209X-F04 Discussion (Tan)
MUSC0209Y-F04 Discussion (Hamlin)
MUSC0209Z-F04 Discussion (Hamlin)

Fall 2003

MUSC0209A-F03 Lecture (Bennett)
MUSC0209B-F03 Lecture (Warshaw)
MUSC0209W-F03 Discussion
MUSC0209X-F03 Discussion
MUSC0209Y-F03 Discussion
MUSC0209Z-F03 Discussion