MWS4100EN - Jazz Composition

Course description

An exploration of composition and arranging techniques which includes basic orchestration, melody writing, transposition, and the creation of chord progressions.

How this course benefits students

Students will gain general knowledge that allows them to identify and write different elements of the music fundamentals. Students will be able to both create original, and analyze diatonic root position writing such as harmonic progressions or voice leadings. Each student will develop proficiency that enables them to compose and perform an original 16-measure music piece.

Why this course is important

This is an undergraduate course that acquaints students with the syntax of musical structure and allow them to interpret music with both the ear and the eye. This course focuses on music rudiments, voice leading, harmony and melodic forms of music.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Music & Worship Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.