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Music Composition, MM

Offered in: CHICAGO


For the thesis project, the candidate for the Master of Music in composition must compose a work of at least 10 minutes for wind ensemble or orchestra, or a work of at least 15 minutes for large chamber ensemble (10-15 performers), or an electroacoustic work of at least 15 minutes. Two copies of the full score (or recordings and programming if appropriate) and one set of parts must be submitted to the student’s committee by April 1 for spring graduation or November 15 for fall graduation. All candidates must present a recital of original music, including program notes, of at least 30 minutes duration (at least two works). All music on the recital is to be written during the student's residency at CCPA. The thesis composition may be programmed on the recital. The program for the recital must be approved by the primary composition teacher no later than six weeks in advance of the recital date. During the final semester in residence, students will give a presentation on their compositions and compositional techniques in the Composition Seminar.

  MAS 401 Style and Literature .....3
  One MAS course in Music 1900-1950 .....3
  One MAS course in Music Since 1950 .....3
  MCMP 225 Composition Seminar (four semesters required) .....
  MCMP 411 Graduate Composition I .....4
  MCMP 412 Graduate Composition II .....4
  MCMP 413 Graduate Composition III .....4
  MCMP 414 Graduate Composition IV .....4
  MCMP 490 Thesis .....2
  MTA 402 Advanced Orchestration .....3
  MTA 425 Electroacoustic Music I .....3
  MTA 426 Electroacoustic Music II .....3
  PERF 99 Performance Attendance (two semesters) .....
  PIA 401 Applied Piano (Minor) I (or other instrument with permission) .....2
  PIA 402 Applied Piano (Minor II (or other instrument with permission) .....2