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Scale 9 (excerpt)

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Little Green Pop (excerpt)

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Lick Machine (excerpt)

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One-Way Trip (excerpt)

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Little Green Pop (excerpt)

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Fighting Words (excerpt)

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I teach undergraduate and graduate composition and analysis at the USC Thornton School of Music. I previously taught at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Check out the USC Composer datebook for lectures and concerts happening in our department.

I also offer PRIVATE LESSONS in composition outside of USC. My high school-aged students have been accepted to many top schools, including Harvard, Oberlin, USC, UCLA, and the New England Conservatory.

To inquire about lessons, please contact me at sean@seanfriar.com.

 

Recent and current courses include:

GRADUATE:

Special Topics in Analysis: Spectral Music
Post-tonal Analysis
Tonal Analysis
Orchestration
Directed Research in Composition and Analysis
Private composition lessons to M.M. and D.M.A. students

UNDERGRADUATE:

Music Theory: Two-year sequence covering medieval through 21st century music
Comparative Analytical Techniques: Intensive analysis course for upper division composition majors
Orchestration
General Education: Musical Genre-Bending
Composition
Private lessons