Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
Description: This course is the fourth of a four semester sequence. It includes a detailed structural analysis and study of compositional techniques in the music of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The emphasis is on the study and composition of music using the new compositional techniques that emerged in the music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries including non-functional harmony, polytonality, atonality, serial techniques and jazz. The course includes analysis of music by Wagner, Debussy, Bartok, Stravinsky and Schoenberg. This course is designed for the student pursuing music as a major or for the student interested in enhancing technical knowledge of music.