JAZZ 707 - Counterpoint for Composers and Arrangers I

Overview

Course Title

Counterpoint for Composers and Arrangers I

Description

The purpose of this course is threefold: to give the student, through close analysis of selected works, an awareness of the role of counterpoint in Western European musical composition from the Middle Ages to the present time; to develop the student's ability to shape melodic lines, combining them in contrapuntal textures within a modal/tonal framework ("species" counterpoint); and to demonstrate how these contrapuntal textures can become the basis for compositional elaboration in various styles. Composers studied include: Leonin, Josquin, Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Schoenberg, Pärt. This course is required of majors in jazz composition; it is elective for other graduate students in jazz and classical programs.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Graduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

024293

Course Schedule