MUS545: Contexts of Composition: Computers for Composers
This class provides a hands-on introduction to computer techniques, focusing on Max/MSP, but branching out into other areas depending on the interests of the class. There are two main goals of the class.
We study and respond to 10 albums from the 1970s to the present, considering songwriting, arranging, production, lyrics, performance practices, vocal styles, and all the related
elements to go into making these albums what they are.
This course includes score study and compositional prompts that traditionally fall under the heading of orchestration as well as broader inquiry into the manifold possibilities and practicalities of composing for orchestra.
MUS520: Topics in Music from 1600 to 1800: Handel: Sources, Editing, and the Imagination
Focusing on selected operas and oratorios of Handel, in particular "Messiah", the seminar focuses on ways of reading 18th-century musical sources by modern editors of critical editions and by earlier musicians, such as Mozart and