(musicComp1) second solo composition project UPDATED


Due April 1 and 2

Compose a 3.5 – 4 minute composition for solo, single line instrument. Your composition should explore diversity and extremity of expression than your first composition. Consider using adjective prompts like we used for the last melody assignment, but don’t necessarily go with your first idea. Give some thought to your guiding prompts.


  • Length: 3.5 – 4 minutes in length
  • Instrumentation: a different instrument group than your first composition (woodwinds, brass, strings are the three instrument groups available).
  • Atonal or chromatically diatonic. NOTE: at least one of your compositions must be atonal this semester. You will write one duet in addition to this solo piece.
  • Turn in a copy of your composition to me – not your original score.

The usual requirements of clean and neat notation, with dynamics, expression marks, articulations, and tempi indications are expected.


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