Course Details

MUSC 224: Collaborative Composition in Community Partnership

In this composition course, students will co-create music with youth at The Area Learning Center, a non-traditional education environment for qualifying Northfield students. Members of the class will visit regularly to make and share music, and will work towards a substantial collaborative composition, while also creating smaller projects throughout the term. To support this work, we will study model compositions that leave key parameters open, such as instrumentation and ensemble size, or that use alternate notation systems, or that depend on structured improvisation. We will also explore various technological tools that can extend our collaborative capabilities and that can assist us in documenting and presenting our collaborative work. Prerequisite: Music 108 or Music 110 or instructor consent
6 credits; ARP; Offered Spring 2024; A. Mazzariello