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Computer Assisted Composing - ONLINE ONLY

Get into coding to create sound and music! Learn to generate and present your musical ideas through your computer or using your preferred digital audio workstation. Participants will be introduced to Computer Assisted Composition using different object-oriented visual environments (OpenMusic, PWGL and AC Toolbox), and create algorithms to compose melodies, rhythms, harmonic progressions and interesting sounds.

Faculty: Mauricio Rodriguez, Composer
Ages: 13 – 18
When: June 19 - July 7  Tuesday, Thursday from 10am - 12:00pm or 1:00 - 3:00pm
Tuition: $395
Registration Deadline: June 1
Requirements: Previous experience with music theory that includes a basic understanding of major and minor scales, intervals, chord construction, chord progressions, musical forms and familiarity with basic counterpoint techniques. Either Mac or PC computer necessary. No previous coding experience required.


Mauricio Rodriguez earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition by Stanford University, a master’s in Sonology by Royal Conservatory The Hague in The Netherlands, and a bachelor’s in composition, piano, and ethnomusicology by University of Mexico. His music is frequently played in the Americas and Europe. He has been artist in residence at Arteles Center Finland, University of California Santa Cruz, International Centre for Composers Sweden, Xenakis Centre Paris, Royaumont France, and Cuban Institute of Art. He is an artistic fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts of Mexico.

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