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Student Compositions Featured at Concert

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– The Illinois Wesleyan School of Music will feature a Student Composition Concert on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will showcase members of the Composition Studio playing short pieces that feature a dynamic musical process against a static musical layer. It will also feature members of the MUS 111 Introduction to Composition class and MUS 302 Advanced Analysis class performing ternary forms of various types. These students will publicly present their work alongside Visiting Assistant Professor of Music John Orfe.

The MUS 111 Introduction to Composition class provides students an introduction to writing original music and an overview of related areas such as notation, instrumentation and contemporary musical styles, while also offering weekly individual lessons. MUS 302 Advanced Analysis offers a detailed study of the principal organizing factors and structural patterns found in large-scale musical works of the 18th to 20th centuries, including comparisons between the treatment of similar forms in different style periods.

For more information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

By Megan Baker ’21