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University of Calgary Calendar 2010-2011 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions M Music Theory and Composition MUTC
Music Theory and Composition MUTC

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Music in the Faculty of Arts.

Department Head - W. Jordan

Junior Courses
Music Theory and Composition 201       Materials of Music
Investigation of the fundamental processes of music through analytical and written exercises.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Successful completion of the music theory diagnostic exam or its equivalent.
Notes:
Students must complete the music theory diagnostic exam or its equivalent prior to registering for Music Theory and Composition 201.  The diagnostic exam is given in May and during the Fall Block Week each year.  Contact the Department of Music for more information.
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Music Theory and Composition 203       Diatonic Harmony
Part-writing and analysis with an emphasis on diatonic harmony and modulation in the music of the eighteenth century.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 201 or consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 209       Introduction to Music Theory
Introduction to the materials of music through development of both aural and written skills.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Notes: Open to all students. Not available for credit toward BMus. BA (Music) and Music Minor programs. This course serves as preparation for Music Theory and Composition 201.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Music Theory and Composition 221       Musicianship I
Development of skills in rhythm, intonation and sight-singing. Performance of two-part contrapuntal exercises with diatonic modulation.
Course Hours:
H(0-6)
Notes:
Open only to students accepted as music majors and minors on the basis of the entrance audition or consent of the Department.  This course meets for three hours per week during the Fall and Winter Terms.
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Senior Courses
Music Theory and Composition 301       Chromatic Harmony
Part-writing and analysis with an emphasis on chromatic harmony and modulation in the music of the nineteenth century.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 203 or consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 303       Materials of 20th Century Music
Compositional and analytical approaches to post-tonal music from the twentieth century to the present.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 301 or consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 321       Musicianship II
Further development of skills in rhythm, intonation and sight-singing. Performance of two-part contrapuntal exercises with chromatic modulation. Introduction to atonal exercises.
Course Hours:
H(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 221 or consent of the Department.
Notes:
This course meets for three hours per week during the Fall and Winter Terms.
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Music Theory and Composition 351       The Art of Music Listening
An Introduction to the sensuous and structural elements of music, leading to a greater appreciation for the art of music in a global multi-cultural context.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Music Majors and Minors may not use the course for credit towards their programs.
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Music Theory and Composition 361       Sound Recording

An introduction to the practice and theory of sound and music recording.


Course Hours:
H(2-1T-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 203 or consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 379       Sonic Arts
An introduction to the creative use of computers and digital media in sonic arts.
Course Hours:
H(2-1T-3)
Notes:
Open to all students.
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Music Theory and Composition 385       Jazz Musicianship
Musicianship in the jazz idiom, stressing the aural perception of jazz scales and modes, seventh-chord and harmonic extensions, common jazz progressions and jazz rhythms.
Course Hours:
H(0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 201 or consent of the Department.
Notes:
Open to both Music Majors and Minors; open to other students with consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 391       Composition I
Basic compositional techniques, and study of selected twentieth century compositions.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 203 or consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 393       Composition II
Continuation of Music Theory and Composition 391.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 391 or consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 471       Form and Analysis
Investigations into hierarchical relations in music. Study of how various levels of musical structure relate in order to form a whole.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 303.
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Music Theory and Composition 473       Advanced Harmonic Analysis
Investigation of the expanded harmonic resources and analytical systems used by composers from the late 19th Century to the present.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 303.
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Music Theory and Composition 475       Counterpoint
Practical study of contrapuntal technique, including species counterpoint and 18th Century counterpoint.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 303.
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Music Theory and Composition 477       Orchestration
Practical study of instrumentation and scoring, including orchestral and wind ensemble textures.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 303.
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Music Theory and Composition 479       Electroacoustic Music
Practical study of electroacoustic and computer music with an emphasis on creative work in the medium.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Music Theory and Composition 481       Computer Applications in Music
Use of computers in music composition, performance, education and interdisciplinary media.
Course Hours:
H(2-1T-3)
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Music Theory and Composition 491       Composition III
Advanced creative work with an emphasis upon either chamber music composition or studio composition.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 393 or consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 493       Composition IV
Continuation of Music Theory and Composition 491.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 491 or consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 505       Telemusic

Investigation of music performance on high-speed networks.


Course Hours:
H(2-1T-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Music Theory and Composition 379 or consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 555       Independent Study
Individual study in a selected theory or composition area.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 575       Selected Topics in Theory and Composition
Advanced topics in music theory and composition selected from such subjects as: analysis of tonal or post-tonal music, rhythmic analysis, acoustics, critical approaches to music theory, electroacoustic music, orchestration, counterpoint and fugue.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Music Theory and Composition 471, 473, 475, 477, 479 or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 577       Seminar in Theory and Composition
Creative and analytic approaches to the study of selected repertoire with an emphasis upon contemporary music.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One 400-level Music Theory and Composition course or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 596       Honours Project
A major project with an emphasis upon analytic or creative issues.
Course Hours:
F(1-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Two half courses in Music Theory and Composition at the 400 or 500 level; or Music Theory and Composition 493; or consent of the Department.
Notes:
Restricted to students in the BA Honours (Music) program.
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Music Theory and Composition 598       Senior Project
Major project in theory or composition.
Course Hours:
F(1-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Two half courses in Music Theory and Composition at the 400 or 500 level; or Music Theory and Composition 493; or consent of the Department.
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Graduate Courses
Music Theory and Composition 655       Independent Study
Individual study in a selected theory or composition area.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 671       Seminar in Theory and Composition
Advanced creative and analytic approaches to the study of selected repertoire with an emphasis upon contemporary music.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 673       Selected Topics in Theory and Composition
Various topics (masters level).
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 675       Pedagogy of Music Theory
Refining ideas about music theory and its teaching, while developing and strengthening teaching skills.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
Required course for all PhD (Composition) students.
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Music Theory and Composition 681       Projects in Computer Music
Individual and collaborative creative and research projects in computer music.
Course Hours:
H(3-3)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 685       Selected Topics in Electroacoustic Music
Advanced topics in computer music selected from such subjects as: analysis, theory and aesthetics of electroacoustic repertoire, computer programming and software design, interactivity, performance practice and interpretation, sound morphology, sound spatialization, sound synthesis, soundscape studies, tele-media.
Course Hours:
H(3-3)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 691       Composition Seminar

Course Hours:
H(2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Music Theory and Composition 695       Composition

Course Hours:
H(2-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 755       Independent Study
Individual study in a selected theory or composition area (doctoral level).
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 775       Advanced Topics in Theory and Composition
Various topics (doctoral level).
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 781       Advanced Projects in Computer Music
Individual and collaborative creative and research projects in computer music.
Course Hours:
H(3-3)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 785       Advanced Topics in Electroacoustic Music
Advanced topics in computer music selected from such subjects as: interactivity, tele-media, sound morphology, sound spatialization, analysis, theory and aesthetics, performance practice and interpretation, computer programming and software design, sound synthesis, soundscape studies.
Course Hours:
H(3-3)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Music Theory and Composition 795       Composition
Individual study in musical composition (doctoral level).
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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