Composition Structure and Instrumentation
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- 27 Feb 2023
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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- understand and apply music notation conventions to music composition exercises;
- analyse musical instrumentation in relation to solo and ensemble techniques;
- demonstrate and apply knowledge of the creative techniques and technical limitations of orchestral instruments to Western musical composition; and
- conceive and execute original compositions which demonstrate the satisfactory application of intermediate level instrumentation techniques.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - Please refer students to link for requirements: For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
The foundations of traditional Western art music can be heard in many contemporary forms as well as extending into a diverse and thriving new music concert culture. This subject introduces you to the principles of Western art music composition and instrumentation. Teachers will assume that you already have a working understanding of the basics of music notation. You will investigate the technical and creative possibilities and limitations of the Western orchestral instrument families through creative and analytical tasks. You will learn different approaches to compositional structure and form, and complete a folio of original work demonstrating knowledge of fundamentals relating to scoring style, execution, and detail.
Assessment 1 Solo Composition folio. 1250 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4 Assessment 2 Analytical exercises. 1000 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 2, 3 Assessment 3 Ensemble Composition. It is mandatory to pass this assessment in order to pass the unit. 2000 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4 Online Quizzes. Two quizzes worth 5% each. 300 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3
- Solo Composition folio (30%)
- Ensemble Composition (40%)
- Analytical exercises (20%)
- Online Quizzes - Two quizzes worth 5% each. (10%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 09 Jun 23
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