Music Courses


Creative Musical Leadership

MTD 404 / MUS 404 · Spring 2023

S01 · Fridays, 1:30-4:20 PM

Instructors: Solon Snider Sway

In this course, students will develop and implement a personal philosophy of music ensemble direction. Students will connect practice-based learning with broader theories of art-making, exploring questions about why, how, and with whom people make music. For those who dream of directing a vocal group, conducting an orchestra, music directing a musical, or even inventing a new ensemble, this process-driven course will create an environment for experimentation, risk-taking, and musical and personal growth. A background playing an instrument, singing, conducting, or composing music is required.