Introduction to Music Theory and Composition
Introduction to Music Theory and Composition is an entry-level course designed to acquaint students with the study of the theoretical elements of music as well as how to read, analyze and compose music. Students will study the practices and possibilities of music. Understanding this opens doors to personal enjoyment of music and a basic insight into how and why composers and performers do what they do. This includes everything from rhythm, notes and scales to harmony, voice-leading and form. The course culminates with the creation of original musical works.