Current UTEMS Courses: Fall 2019

MUS 319D [#21445 & #21450] – Foundations of Digital Music and Sound
  • Instructor: Monte Taylor
  • Teaching Assistants: Rita Yung
  • Classroom: MBE 3.124
  • #22150 meets M-W 8:00-9:20
  • #22155 meets M-W 9:30-10:50
MUS 329E [#22085] – Introduction to Electronic Media
  • Instructor: Nathan Nokes
  • Classroom: MBE 3.124
  • Meets T-Th 3:30-5:00
MUS 329J [#21095] – Introduction to Computer Music
  • Instructor: Dr. Christopher Trapani
  • Classroom: MRH 4.170 (EMS II)
  • Meets Tu-Th 2:00 – 3:20
MUS 329F & MUS 688A – Independent Projects
  • Instructors: Dr. Bruce Pennycook and Dr. Christopher Trapani
  • Private lesson times TBA
  • Electronic Music Seminar: MRH 4.170 (EMS II)
  • Meets Wed 3:30-5:00
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Course Descriptions

MUS 319D – Foundations in Digital Music and Sound

A comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of analog and digital recording, editing, mixing, synthesis, audio signal processing, MIDI, and an overview of the history, development and practice of electronic music. This course is the prerequisite for all other courses offered in the University of Texas Electronic Music Studios.

MUS 329E – Introduction to Electronic Media

Offered in the fall semester only. An in-depth exploration of the history and technology of electroacoustic composition. Topics include a continuation of fundamentals of sound, analog and digital recording, editing, mixing, synthesis, audio signal processing, and MIDI.

MUS 329G – Intermediate Electronic Composition

Offered as an organized class in the spring semester only. This is a continuation of MUS 329E, in which students apply theoretical concepts from MUS 329E to creative projects. There is an increased emphasis on compositional techniques, as well. [Prerequisite: MUS 329E]

MUS 329J – Introduction to Computer Music

Offered in the fall semester only. A comprehensive introduction to software synthesis and audio signal processing using Max/MSP or Csound. Topics covered may include additive and subtractive synthesis, distortion synthesis (AM, FM, and waveshaping), granular synthesis, phase vocoding, LPC synthesis, physical modeling, convolution, artificial reverberation, and multi-channel panning and localization techniques. [Prerequisite: MUS 329E or equivalent experience]

MUS329M – Intermediate Computer Music (topics vary)

Topic 1: Advanced Csound or Max/MSP/Jitter (a continuation of MUS 329J)
Topic 2: Introduction to interactive music and algorithmic composition with Max/MSP

MUS 329F & 688B – Independent Projects

Independent studies and private instruction in electroacoustic composition.