Music Composition Assignments — You choose. William Wieland
For all assignments, compose for a medium we can listen to in class, i.e.
  • piano (Write music I can sight read.),
  • your instrument or voice (Be prepared to perform.),
  • a program on your laptop (Bring your laptop.), and/or
  • a file I can play with my computer (E-mail it to me before class.)
Aleatoric Assignment

Bad Music Assignment

Bitonality/Polytonality Assignment

Constraints Assignment (Do early.)

Contrast Assignment
  Drawing/Prose Assignment

Extended Techniques Assignment

Lennon/McCartney Assignment

Lyrics Assignment

Musique Concrète Assignment
  Non-tertian Chords Assignment

Program Music Assignment

Rhythm Assignment (Do early.)

Variations Assignment


Other Ideas (untried) — Please offer more ideas.

Microtones Assignment (incomplete)

Fight Song — Something short to be played to excite the crowds at a sporting event. It would have upbeat energy and possibly instructions for spectators to do mass movement or shouting together.