Music Composition and Research Projects (MCO4397.01)

Allen Shawn

This course is open to composers who want to work in a focused way on an ambitious composition project, or to those who have a specific musical research project they wish to pursue. Musical research projects could include such things as a serious study of a composer or musical topic, or a detailed analysis of a musical work, leading to a substantial paper or presentation. It is also possible for students to divide their time between composition and research. While all students should be available to meet during class time,  we may decide to meet in smaller groups or individually, as needed, times to be determined.


Learning Outcomes:
Progress in Composing.
Development of research and writing skills.
Completion of an ambitious project.


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Approval of Instructor. Interested students should email Allen Shawn: ashawn@bennington.edu Please give me a sense of what you have been doing in music, including your instrument, experience composing or studying music, here and elsewhere, and what you hope to accomplish in this class.
Corequisites: Students taking this class are strongly encouraged to concurrently study an instrument. Students will be expected to report on attending at least three Music Workshops.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Tu 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: Fully In-Person , All courses , Composition
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