Score like the Masters: Contemporary Techniques

MUSC X 483.3

Gain an understanding, and learn to emulate, current compositional techniques and their enhanced possibilities of expression. Learn to sound like a contemporary composer, as many professionals are asked to do on assignment.

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Winter
Summer
Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Study recent film scores and their harmonic, melodic, and textural language
  • Analyze contemporary composers such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and Danny Elfman
  • Compose short pieces applying these techniques on your own DAW MIDI setup

About this course:

Gain an understanding of and learn to emulate current compositional techniques and their enhanced possibilities of expression. Very often composers are asked to compose music "sounding like" that of the major composers today. Study recent film scores and their harmonic, melodic, and textural language of such composers as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, and Danny Elfman.You have the opportunity to apply these techniques by composing short pieces using your own DAW MIDI setup.
Prerequisites

Access to and proficiency in using a home studio with sequencing software, as samples are required for completion of assignments. The course does not include instruction in any specific software. Participants must already have adequate knowledge and resources to MIDI program short compositions and deliver these electronically.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Billy Sullivan
377149
Fee:
$699.00
32 days left. Enroll by Jan 5, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 18, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Tue Jan 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Feb 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Feb 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Mar 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Mar 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Mar 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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