The Art of Counterpoint
This course is designed for all those who wish to develop a foundation in the craft of composition regardless of stylistic differences through the study of counterpoint.
What you can learn.
- Study the principles of voice leading, the treatment of dissonances, and more as foundations of counterpoint
- Examine intervallic and harmonic organization, and melodic structures
- Develop musicianship as you gain this important skill
- Further the growth of your aural perception through this study
About this course:The study of counterpoint has been the foundation of training for performing musicians and composers for centuries. This course is designed for all those who wish to develop a foundation in the craft of composition regardless of stylistic concerns. By studying the principles of voice leading, the treatment of dissonances, intervallic and harmonic organization, and melodic structures--all in a polyphonic texture--the aspiring composer and performer not only gains an important skill, but also develops musicianship, as the exercises in writing counterpoint provide an excellent vehicle for furthering the development of aural perception.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
No meeting July 4, 2020.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.