'Match Fixing': Classical Repertoire Group, taught by Joris Roelofs

This course focuses on ways to incorporate elements from the works of great Classical composers (such as Scriabin, Beethoven, Richard Strauss, Guillaume de Machaut) in your own music. You will discover new things about form, harmony, melody or rhythm and find a tasteful way to apply the essence of these works in your own arrangements and/or compositions. Credits are only awarded if the assignments are completed within the given time frame.

Students bring in pieces which will be tried out during class. We will experiment with it and improvise on it, until it crystallizes into an arrangement. 

Course details

teacher Joris Roelofs
term 1st or 2nd term
class size about 8
final assignment to be submitted by the end of the course:
  * two existing 'classical' pieces or excerpts thereof with added chord/form analysis
  * a short biography of the composer you chose (in your own words)
  * a short text in which you reflect on what you have learned during the course and how you can apply that in the future
examination being present (min. 80%), evaluations during the lessons and a final concert
credits 5 per term. Credits are only awarded to those who submit their assignments in time.
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