MUSV2008 - Techniques of Tonal Harmony with Conducting and Harmonic Analysis 2 / MIDI


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 is a continuation of Techniques of Tonal Harmony and Harmonic Analysis 1, and comprises an introduction to harmonization from late Baroque and until our time.

The course provides an introduction to traditional techniques of tonal harmony, and will expand the student's chord repertoire and harmonic understanding. This is done in combination with the student's own musical preferences. The exercises emphasize writing for choir. These exercises, in addition to a final recording in the studio, constitute the portfolio.

Conducting contains directing techniques and leading an ensemble.

The course module in basic music technology provides introductions to sound recording, sound editing, microphone choice, and studio and sound aesthetics.

Learning outcome


An examinee with a completed qualification in MUSV2008

  • has knowledge of a selection of compositional techniques from the late baroque era up to our time
  • has knowledge of different harmonic variants and an extended chord repertoire
  • has knowledge of voice-leading principles and knows how to musically set a text in choral writing
  • conducting of choirs and small ensembles
  • has elementary knowledge of studio recordings and of leading a studio recording


An examinee with a completed qualification in MUSV2008

  • can utilize different compositional techniques in a creative way
  • can utilize extended chords and simple harmonic substitutions
  • can experiment with textual and sound expressions for voices
  • can rehearse and conduct music for choirs and small ensembles
  • can lead a studio recording
  • can combine his/her own musical background with different compositional techniques

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and group instruction. Instruction is obligatory and demands minimum 80% attendance.

Conducting involves pass/fail assessment as part of a practical presentation that must be approved before the final portfolio exam.

Basic Music Technology B continues the corresponding component in MUSV1017. Instruction in exercise groups. Assessment: pass/fail based on written exercises and participation in compulsory instruction.

Compulsory assignments

  • Passed Basic Music Technology B
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Exercises in tonal harmony and harmonic analysis
  • Completion of conducting course

Further on evaluation

The portfolio contains up to 8 exercises, which are assessed as a whole with a pass/fail grade. The exercises can be tested through the use of the student choir or in the individual groups as a rehearsal to the final exercise with studio recording. This final exercise is the most important.

If the course is not passed, the student must retake the whole assessment. If the candidate retakes the exam, there is no need to retake the compulsory assignments, but it is strongly recommended that the student follow the complete course again, as the form of evaluation is the portfolio assessment.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Bachelor's programme or the One-year programme in Musicology. Passed MUSV1017.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUSV2009 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
MUSP4163 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

Subject area(s)
  • Musicology
  • 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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