Composition Classes & Lessons (Collegiate)

Composition Classes & Lessons
June 29-August 7, 2020

Michael Frazier

UPDATE (April 17, 2020):
In accordance with the University’s COVID-19 restrictions, composition classes and lessons will be taught online. 

Days and times for classes and lessons to be arranged with instructor. Private and small-group lessons for non-composition majors arranged on a weekly basis. All students should email Dr. Sylvie Beaudette at: before registering.

CMP 221
Composition for Non-Majors I
$3,460 / 2 credits     CRN 19954

CMP 222
Composition for Non-Majors II
$3,460 / 2 credits     CRN 19963

CMP 223
Composition for Non-Majors III
$3,460 / 2 credits     CRN 19972

CMP 224
Composition for Non-Majors IV
$3,460 / 2 credits     CRN 19989

Study for matriculated students in composition:

 CMP 401
Advanced Composition I
$5,190 / 3 credits     CRN 19991

CMP 402
Advanced Composition II
$5,190 / 3 credits     CRN 20009

CMP 501
Advanced Composition III
$5,190 / 3 credits     CRN 20014

CMP 502
Advanced Composition IV
$5,190 / 3 credits     CRN 20023


Michael Frazier is a composer of acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic music currently residing in Rochester, New York. With a focus on texture and harmony, Frazier has composed works for virtually every medium, employing a variety of compositional techniques in his pieces such as twelve-tone systems, set-based systems, algorithmic composition, and indeterminacy. His works tend to be an amalgamation of various sound worlds and increasingly have explored new soundscapes and textures. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the University of South Florida and Master of Arts degree in Composition at the Eastman School of Music, where he is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Composition.