The study and performance in a small ensemble characteristic of contemporary popular and classic music idioms, with an emphasis on collaboration, form, arrangement, dynamics, layering, texture and communication. Students will learn to work and rework original material in a group setting, including the use of charts, oral communication, and demoing. The final performance will present polished, original pieces, but the goal of the class is to foster a workshop environment for exploration and discovery.
COMPOSITION ENSEMBLE AUDITION INFO:
Students wanting to audition should come prepared to perform an original composition, vocal or instrumental, on the instrument of their choice.
For any questions regarding the Composition Ensemble audition process, please contact: Joseph.Horton@mcnallysmith.edu