Abstract

This essay explores the role of music composition within the curriculum of a typical small liberal arts college and the faculty composer's role(s) in facilitating the study of composition. The relationship between composition and campus performance is discussed, particularly in light of the increased emphasis on performance in formerly all-male colleges (Amherst, Williams, Bowdoin, Dartmouth, and so on) after the advent of coeducation in the 1970s. Other topics include teaching strategies for introducing non-major students to composition, the rise of interest in non-Western music (with resulting influence on student composers), and the utilization of visiting performers/composers.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3412
Print ISSN
1063-5734
Pages
pp. 37-51
Launched on MUSE
2011-06-10
Open Access
No
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