Linear Composition/Improvisors
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Composition/Theory
Course Number: JCTH 4366
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Music Composition
  • Jazz
A performance/composition course exploring how to structure compositions and improvisations using melodic lines or horizontal motion. Participants in the class both compose and perform. Students learn to compose using their improvisational ability as their point of departure and are required to write and perform several compositional/improv assignments throughout the course. A live concert recording of students’ original compositions is the final class project.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
By audition, at the instructor's discretion.


Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to School of Jazz & Contemp Music students.


Open to Undergraduate students.