This is a course for music composition students. Each student produces a sizable piece for a single small ensemble, such as a piano trio or string quartet. There are regular reading sessions of the pieces in progress, culminating in a class presentation and taping of the completed works. The class time is used in three ways: for analysis and study of works composed for the chosen medium; for the reading sessions; and for examination of the student’s works-in-progress. Students must have good notation skills and previous experience as a composer.