Composition Since 1945: Advanced Seminar - Fall 2018
(MHS317-1 FA2018)

Designed for third- and fourth-year students with an interest in contemporary music, this course will be focused on major compositional trends from the end of World War II into the present. We will study both writings (aesthetics, analysis, descriptions of techniques) and works (scores and recordings) in order to explore the diverse styles, techniques, and aesthetics of this period. This course will be a seminar format, meaning that students will be expected to make substantial in-class contributions (presentations, research, etc.) on a regular basis. In addition, students will have the opportunity, working in conjunction with the professor, to decide which topics, composers, and works we will study. Prerequisites: Music History I and II.