Faculty Profile

David Smooke

Contributing Faculty in Music (Composition) (2014)

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2014-2015 Academic Year

Spring 2015

MUAC 256 Seminar in Composition
This course explores in depth composition for instruments or voices, and emphasizes scoring for large ensembles, including orchestra, symphonic band, and chorus. Extended instrumental techniques are discussed as well as advanced notational procedures. The course concludes with a final composition project appropriate to one of the college co-curricular ensembles.Prerequisite: 255 or permission of the instructor.

MUAC 492 Senior Seminar in Composition
Advanced independent study culminating in the creation of a substantial composition. The course must be taken as a fall-spring pair of half-credit courses. Open to seniors majoring in music. Prerequisite: 245, 246, 255 and permission of the department chair.