In the first analysis, the course concerns itself with READING. That is, it provides an opportunity to try out your music with real musicians and conductor in a studio setting. Just occasionally, when things work well, the result can be an adequate recorded performance, invaluable for graduate school applications, competitions, and for personal archiving. Creative Studies funding is annually set aside so that we may hire the best musicians in the orbit of the university for these readings. Participants should bring takeaway media with them to each class session on which they are scheduled: flash drive, USB port-drive, or CD-R/RW.
Recording services will only be contracted for those CCS and L&S undergraduate music composition majors who officially enroll and who attend class regularly.
CCS Music Majors are REQUIRED to enroll in the class for at least one unit, and may only be excused with the permission of both instructors.
Come prepared to the first class with the following:
• Solo piano pieces. We'll record as many as we can. If possible drop off your piano pieces to Leslie or Jeremy in advance of the first class meeting. SESSION ONE is partly a WORKING session!
• A list of pieces you would like to have recorded, arranged in priority order. Include full instrumentation and an accurate duration. It is highly recommended that you place finished works at the top and that works-in-progress should be a lesser priority. If your works utilize percussion, you must include a complete and accurate list of the instruments needed as well as the number of players required.
Note well: students are responsible for printing parts, not the faculty.