By listening, analyzing, and playing, we will engage in various techniques of composition using melody, rhythm, harmony, form, texture, and expression. During class, students will play their instruments one at a time in a “Round Robin” style, an ideal format for Zoom.
Students will be guided through the basic composition process through the five weeks, by the end of which they will have completed an original work. Their pieces will be performed and recorded by RiverArts faculty and presented in a Zoom gathering. All students will have the experience of a professional performance of their composition and receive a copy of the recording to commemorate their work and experience!