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Colloquy in Music Composition

This course is designed to prepare students for real-world opportunities through the introduction and discussion of myriad topics associated with the field of music composition. Students in this course interface with a number of professionals who specialize in different aspects of the music industry to help develop their skills as multifaceted composers.

Course #
MPATC-GE 2026
Units
3
Department
Music and Performing Arts Professions

Sections

The Colloquy is offered in three sections, one for each concentration.

Screen Scoring

The Screen Scoring Colloquy invites a number of guests to present their work and critique the exercises from our students. The class provides a range of diverse professional paths for the graduating student. Student work on this class is a culmination of all what they have learned during their degree.

Topics Covered

  1. Assisting the Composer
  2. TV Scoring
  3. Sonic Branding
  4. Advertisement scoring
  5. Scoring the Podcast
  6. Orchestration
  7. Music for Animation
  8. How to market yourself: Website and social media review
  9. Preparing the Pitch

Professors

John Kaefer (Scoring)