Composing Performers’ Ensemble (MCO4239.01)

Bruce Williamson

This ensemble will be comprised of performing musicians who also compose and/or improvise. The focus will be on the reading of new works, composed specifically for the instrumental possibilities within the group. By reading and rehearsing material generated by the ensemble members (and perhaps other student composers) on a weekly basis, students will get a chance to improve their writing, reading and performing skills in the areas of: 1) through-composed notated music, 2) music with improvised sections, and 3) improvised music using written directions and/or graphic scores. Principles of notation and orchestration will be reviewed as the ensemble strives for blend and overall musicianship.

Prerequisites: Prior experience with both performing and composing. Permission of the instructor required.
Credits: 4
W 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Performance, 4000, Composition, Bruce Williamson, and tagged , , .