This blog began in the fall of 2008 as a forum for the discussion of issues relating to music composition. Feedback from all interested readers is welcomed, although some posts are directed at my composition students at Memorial University of Newfoundland's School of Music.
Links to student blogs, in which composition students comment and reflect on their experiences in composition courses, appear in the right-hand column, grouped by course number (Mu3100 is "Introduction to Composition," and Mu4100 is the follow-up to that course).
Enjoy your visit, and please leave a comment on anything that interests you, even if you are not taking these courses!
Thanks for all who commented on the various blog entries for this course over the past 3+ months. It has been a pleasure to read them, and I think many of you who read each others' comments feel similarly. It is definitely something I will incorporate into composition classes that I teach in the future. It would be nice to have the luxury of more time in every class in which to discuss issues of relevance to composers, but (a) we don't, and (b) some people seem to find it easier to be more reflective in a blog than they would be in a class discussion, so I think that even if we had time to discuss these things I'd still have a blog.
I have (as of 12 noon today) just finished counting up the number of comments made by each class member, and I must say there were some great comments made in just the past 2-3 days! In any event, the deadline for commenting has now passed, but if you happen to read this and are still in the process of commenting let me know ASAP, and I can still include your comments in my tabulations. But it has to be ASAP because I will be handing in the marks for this course first thing tomorrow morning (Tuesday).
Every member of this class has worked extremely hard this term, and you all have reason to feel very good about all that you achieved.
Best wishes to all, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas break!