MUSP4163 - Harmony B


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

The course should have a focus on musical tendencies from 1900 to 2000, with emphasis on stylistic understanding/analysis and the creation of music and should be relevant for the students work with her/his main instrument.

In Harmony B the students will be taught basic techniques that reflect the music-history focus, including basic instrumentation and notation. The students will compose their own music under supervision.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • has basic and practical knowledge on some typical techniques of composition and notation of western classical music after 1900


The candidate:

  • masters basic musical composing tools on a level that enables her/him to write own musical compositions with references to a sample of musical styles of expression from after 1900.
  • masters a rich musical vocabulary, and can articulate musical knowledge both written and verbally.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures - 1 hour class lesson and 1 hour group lesson per week, for 12 weeks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction

Further on evaluation

Written assignments and satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction. Weekly assignments in composition. A defined number of these assignments is part of the examination portfolio and are assessed as a whole. Passed/failed.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

MUSP4152 or MUSV1017 and MUSV2008, or equivalent.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUSP4161 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MUSV1017 3.7 AUTUMN 2023
MUSV2008 3.7 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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