MUS110V–510V
COMPOSITION LESSONS

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URI-Composers Google Group
Send concert announcements to uri-composers@googlegroups.com

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COURSE RESOURCES


Syllabus (PDF)
Composition Rubrics

Recitals

Undergraduate Recital Packet
Graduate Recital Packet
Concert Program Template
Ithaca College program guidelines

Listening
Q2 Music
Counterstream Radio
I Care If You Listen TV
Q2 Music Meet the Composer Podcast

Reading
New Music Box
(blog)
I Care If You Listen (blog/magazine)
How to be a Good Ally and Create Safer Spaces in New Music

Helpful Tools / Information
Whenisgood.net (for coordinating schedules)
MOLA Guidelines (notation)
IU Style Guide
(notation)
Finale help: (1) formatting, (2) page turns, (3) even spacing of systems (notation)
Instrument Studies for Eyes and Ears
(orchestration)
Berklee's Music Careers in Dollars and Cents (business)
Current copyright term and public domain in US (legal)

Many more links here.

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IMPORTANT DATES

• JAN 23 — Fall 2016 classes begin
• APR 3 / 5 —
Scores due for composers' concert, finalize performers, deliver parts, schedule rehearsals
• APR 26 —
Complete program information (personnel, text, program notes) and concert hall form due
• MAY 1 — Final portfolio due (all scores, plus parts for complete works, accompanying media)
• MAY 1 — Performance/Recording Review and Self-Evaluation due via email

• MAY 7 from 5–9 pm —
URI New Music Festival (student composers' set at ~7 pm)

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Concerts take place in Fine Arts Center B101 Concert Hall and are free unless otherwise noted
Attendance is required at all concerts in bold. (Bring friends!)

JAN 31 at 12:30 pm — Joseph Parillo discusses topics in contemporary jazz and performance
• FEB 3 at 1 pm — Brown University Music Now: Eric Nathan discusses his compositions, Orwig Music Building room 109, 1 Young Orchard, Providence, FREE
• FEB 3 at 7 pm — Maria Finkelmeier, percussion+electronics performs new music including Kirsten Volness's Complacency Will Kill You, Contentment Is A Choice, Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, Providence, FREE
• FEB 9 at 7 pm — Momenta Quartet reads Brown University student composer compositions, Grant Recital Hall (behind Orwig Building), 1 Young Orchard, Providence, FREE
• FEB 10 at 8 pm — Momenta Quartet in concert, music by Eric Nathan, Wang Lu, and George Crumb's Black Angels, Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center, Brown University, 154 Angell St., Providence, FREE
FEB 11 at 7 pm — Verdant Vibes Benefit Concert, Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, Providence, $25 suggested donation
• FEB 17 at 1 pm — Brown University Music Now: Miya Masaoka discusses her compositions, Orwig Music Building room 109, 1 Young Orchard, Providence, FREE
FEB 25 at 8 pm Distinguished Visiting Artists Yoshihiro Kanno and Noriko Ohtake in concert
• FEB 28 at 12:30 pm — Kanno/Ohtake Lecture: Memories of the Sun Goddess "Himiko:" Merging Western Classical Music with Japanese Traditional Music and Drama
MAR 3 at 7 pm — Transient Canvas, Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, Providence, FREE
• MAR 7 at 12:30 pm — Composition Masterclass with Yoshihiro Kanno
• MAR 10 at 1 pm — Brown University Music Now: Marcos Balter discusses his compositions, Orwig Music Building room 109, 1 Young Orchard, Providence, FREE
• MAR 17 at 1 pm — Brown University Music Now: Nina Young discusses her compositions, Orwig Music Building room 109, 1 Young Orchard, Providence, FREE
• MAR 21 at 12:30 pm — Eliane Aberdam discusses electronic music software Genesis and her compositions
APR 11 at 12:30 pm — Geoffrey Gibbs discusses Japanese influence in his compositions and his father Alonzo Gibbs's poetry, with special guest Manabu Takasawa
• APR 21 at 8 pm — Tim Coffey’s Graduate Composition Recital
• APR 23 at 6 pm — Verdant Vibes Spring Festival, Southside Cultural Center, 393 Broad Street, Providence, $10–20 sliding scale
• MAY 5 at 7 pm — Lilit Hartunian and Friends, performing music for strings and electronics by Kirsten Volness, Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, Providence, FREE
MAY 7 at 5 pm — URI New Music Festival (with installations on view beginning at 4 pm)
• MAY 11 at 6 pm — Jacob Richman's new multimedia piece at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, featuring Fourth Wall Ensemble and dancers