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Introduction to Music Composition and Theory CA 145 (3)

This course introduces basic concepts of music composition such as melody and pitch organization, harmony, rhythm and form. The fundamental principles of theory and acoustics (e.g. voice-leading, overtone structure, metre) will be studied with particular reference to composition. Students will compose short works within given guidelines that address specific compositional issues. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 104. Students who have completed a music theory/notation course at another institution but who have not received transfer credit as CA (or FPA) 104 should seek a clearance/prerequisite waiver from the department. Students with credit for FPA 145 may not take this course for further credit.