Teaching

I teach Composition at the USC Thornton School of Music. Check out the USC Composer datebook for lectures and concerts happening in our department.

I also direct the Composition program at the Sunset ChamberFest music festival in Los Angeles.

I offer PRIVATE LESSONS in composition outside of USC both in person and via Skype/FaceTime. My private students have been accepted to many top universities (Harvard, Stanford, Oberlin, USC, UC Berkeley, UT Austin, CalArts, the New England Conservatory, UC Irvine, and UCLA) and music festivals.

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

Recent and current courses include:

GRADUATE:

Spectral Music
Genre in Contemporary Music
Large-Scale Form
Contemporary Approaches to the Analysis of Tonal Music
20th/21st-Century Counterpoint
Post-tonal Analysis
Tonal Analysis
Advanced Orchestration
Directed Research in Composition, Analysis, Orchestration, and Electronic Music
Private composition lessons to M.M. and D.M.A. students

UNDERGRADUATE:

Music Theory 2-year sequence
Advanced Analysis
Orchestration
General Education: Genre in Contemporary Music
Composition
Private lessons