MUC7447 :: Advanced Seminar in Electroacoustic Music
Syllabus - Fall 2011 (preliminary)
Composition and research in advanced topics in computer music.
1) All listening assignments are selections from the Music Library Listening Area; please plan your time accordingly. A lack of planning on your part does not necessarily constitute an emergency on the part of the library support staff.
2) All exams are comprehensive.
3) Late work is not accepted.
4) Attendance is required at all classes. Should a class be missed, it is the student's responsibility to see the lecture notes from the missed class are obtained from a classmate and any work assigned completed by their return (a class list will be supplied to help facilitate this policy). After three (3) class absences your grade will be lowered one grade increment for each absence after three (ie A to B+, or C to D+). Your grade will be lowered one grade increment for each Unbalanced Connection concert missed.
5) The Electroacoustic Music Studio is available for use by each electroacoustic music student.
6) Sign-in/out is required when using either the lab or studio. You must return the studio to the normal condition after each use or your use privileges will be removed.
7) Plan early for your final project...things have a way of happening at the last minute.
8) The requirements, emphasis, and timing of this course may be changed or adjusted to meet the specific needs of the class as determined by the instructor.
9) All students of The University of Florida are expected to conduct themselves in a reasonable and professional manner at all times as described in the Student Honor Code; please refer to The Code for specifics.
10) UF Software Coppyright Policy (12 May 1994): All faculty, staff and students of the University of Florida are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against the University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate.
11) UF Counseling Services - Resources are available on-campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals which interfere with their academic performance.
These resources include:
12) Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office in Peabody Hall. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.
13) My office door is always open; please feel free to drop by to discuss class issues as the need arises.
(look here for assignment handouts as the semester progresses)
Appointment for Final Project discussion
micro composition 1
Listening Presentation 1
micro composition 2
Outline for Final Project due
Listening Presentation 2
Friday, 28 Oct. 2011 - UnBalanced Connection 48, MUB 101 at 7:30 p.m.
Listening Presentation 3
Listening Presentations: Presentation of student determined listening (can contain review material from CD jacket and other sources as appropriate); grade based on content as well as presentation quality to include handouts, excerpts, and multi-media (PowerPoint, etc.). The prose should contain a written critique of composition and how the work impacts the composition and planning of your micrOPERA. These typed reports should contain ample and objective prose describing the work as well as demonstrating an understanding of the techniques used to produce the work as well as the aesthetic of the composition.
micro compositions: These projects should be presented in the highest quality possible (program notes, libretto, biography, and parts/score where applicable).
UNBALANCED CONNECTION CONCERTS: All students are encouraged to participate in the UnBalanced Connection concert on Friday, 28 Oct. 2011, at 7:30p. All students are required to set-up, attend, and tear-down for this concert (set-up usually begins at 4:30p on the concert day). The concert will be held in MUB 101 unless otherwise noted. Please clear your schedules early to avoid a conflict.
Final Project: Creative work to demonstrate an understanding and application of the principles and aesthetics discussed and experienced during the course of the semester. The works will be presented in concert during the Opera Workshop performance night on Nov. 30 (rehearsals Nov. 28 & 29). These projects will be retained/archived. Do not hand in your only copy.
Safety Hints: Always keep several back-up copies of your work on multiple disks; if you have a personal Macintosh you may wish to keep one copy on your personal hard-drive. Do not use the labs'/studio's hard-drives as personal storage devices. All drives are regularly cleaned of all unauthorized software, files, and documents. Do not reorganize any software on the platforms in either the Computer Aided Music Instruction Lab (MUB 147) or the Electroacoustic Music Studio (MUB 340). Please sign in and out each time you use the studio or lab.
Hearing Safety: It is very important that the student of electroacoustic music be aware of the listening environment in which they are working. The studio environment can, if used improperly, subject the listeners ears to unhealthy sound pressure levels. For more information and links to web sites about hearing health click here .
- last update 17 August 2017 -