MMT students can elect to study sound design, acoustic or electroacoustic composition and are exposed to wide range of aesthetics, production techniques, orchestration/notation, and guest lectures from visiting composers. Students taking the contemporary composition modules learn how to compose for traditional instruments, and how to combine them with electronics. As part of this module, students also get the opportunity to workshop and record their work with professional musicians and ensembles such as the Crash Ensemble, Lina Adonovska, Nick Roth, Kate Ellis.
In the Electroacoustic Composition modules students learn to compose electronic music using a wide range of techniques including soundscape composition, live electronics, synthesis, spatial music, and augmented instruments. Class discussions and student presentations are an important part of this module, and serve to develop each student’s ability to present, discuss, analyze and assess their own music, as well as the music of other composers. In the second semester, students take part in a live electronics workshop in which they compose and then perform original works for live electronics. Here's a video of some excerpts from our live electronics workshop from 2016