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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Composition/Theory
Course Number: JCTH 4300
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Music Composition
A composition seminar in which students work on style-specific compositions from a number of historical periods. Through the 15-week semester students will study and write a fugue, a 19th-century lied (with text), a twelve-tone composition, a composition in the style of Wayne Shorter, and a "minimalist" composition. Representative pieces in each style will be examined closely, as will the compositional techniques, strategies, and syntax that each involves. Since this is a writing-specific course, students will be encouraged to compose for their own ensembles, although there will be opportunities to get some works played in class.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Theory 2B and Intermediate Arranging or equivalent or permission of the instructor.


Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to School of Jazz & Contemp Music students.


Open to Undergraduate students.