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Description: This course is a companion course to Music 206A and is designed to allow students, with the aid of recording facilities and computer workstations running music software, to pursue their work as composers.This course is not limited to composing in a classical style but addresses broader issues common to all styles and genres. Included are such studies in compositional principles of balance, texture, dramatic emphasis and other issues that enable students to analyze the nature of their musical creativity. Upon completion of the Music 206 course sequence students have a portfolio of original music. In addition to music majors and students with advanced knowledge of music, this course is intended for any students actively creating their own music.