Composition Seminar 8

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
101SSK8 Z 2 2 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 29 to 39 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student can describe their creative intentions, present their work, apply professional terminology according to their knowledge, discuss and argue knowledgeably.

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Prerequisites and co-requisites

a) knowledge of compostion issues at the required level

b) sufficient music theory knowledge

c) corresponding expression skills

d) survey of the hisotry of contemporary music composition

Course contents

Learning objectives:

The Composition Seminar is the main internal platform for professional communication within the department. However, it is also open to invited guests. The main focus is the presentation of the students' own work, who present their finished or in-progress compositions. The typical seminar demonstration consists of presenting one's own professionally informed commentary on the composition, listening to a recording (even simulated by computer), exceptionally in the form of a live performance, and reading the score. This is followed by a pre-prepared opinion / critique on the piece, written by another composition student, and a moderated discussion. For the needs of international students, the performance may include a summation of essential information about the presented composition in English.

Other objectives of the seminar are:

Recommended or required reading

Scores and recordings of the discussed compositions

Materials provided by invited guests

Texts of opponents

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation in the seminar, quality of outputs, activity and contribution to the discussion are evaluated.

At least 1 individual presentation during the semester is mandatory - usually a presentation of one’s own work. Presentation of another relevant topic (e.g. an interest in somebody else's composition) is also considered to have fulfilled the obligation.

Compulsory attendance: 70 %

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