Materials and Structures of Music I
Area of Study
Music (BA), Music Performance, Music Technology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis core course provides the student with the foundational knowledge on the materials, structures and processes of tonal music. It focuses on the application of harmonic and melodic practices in composition and the function of diatonic harmony in various styles, including classical, popular music and jazz. Exercises in compositional craft provide the student with the opportunity to demonstrate initiative and creativity. The course develops core skills in musicianship and the ability to apply these in other areas of musical practice and research. Aural classes and aural choir enable students to develop their perception and execution of rhythm, pitch and tonal structures, and sight-singing.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.