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This dissertation consists of two parts. The first part consists of a synthesis of contemporary music composition pedagogy practices for the undergraduate and graduate level sequences. A conversation of the study of music composition pedagogy is used to investigate current pedagogical practices in music composition and present those findings as a resource guide for new and future teachers. The second part presents An Exploration of Time, Sound, and Space, an Aleatoric Event Score Collaboration with the LSU Museum of Art. This event score is a product of the development of this dissertation commenced with a straightforward question; can we experience/consume live music in the same manner that we experience/consume visual art? This dissertation will be an event score in collaboration with the LSU Museum of Art in downtown Baton Rouge Louisiana in the Shaw Center for the Arts. My goal for this dissertation was to blur the lines of the musical art’s temporal strictness and experiment with music that allowed the audience to experience music like art on a wall of the gallery. To achieve this goal, I pulled inspiration from the Fluxus Movement, an international, interdisciplinary community of artists, composers, designers, and poets during the 1960s and 1970s who engaged in experimental art performances that emphasized the artistic process over the finished product. This event score was segmented into five movements that will explored different pitch and sound dualities.
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