Tonal Counterpoint

Course Number: 399*/3.0 3L (Course Code Explanation)

Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students

Area(s): Theory and Composition

Instructor(s): Dr. Stephanie Lind

Term(s): B

Day(s) and Time(s): M: 10.00-11.30, W: 8.30-10.00

Room: HLH 213

Calendar Description

Study, through composition, of the contrapuntal procedures of the 18th century, with an emphasis on J.S. Bach’s two-part inventions and fugues.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s) / Exclusion(s)

  • PREREQUISITE MUSC 291/6.0 or permission of the School.

Additional Information

The course is designed to acquaint students with conceptual, historical and practical approaches to counterpoint and composition in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Genres studied will include Baroque dance forms, variation, canon, invention, and fugue. Course evaluation will be based strongly on composition-style assignments, with class participation and critique as an essential component.

Enrolment limited to 24.