Elementary level--Student will compose a single-line piece in 4/4 with an optional descant or harmony line. Recommended keys: C, F, G
Intermediate level--Student will compose a piece with a simple harmonic background. S/he will begin exploring other keys, consonance, dissonance, etc.
Advanced level--Student demonstrates knowledge of all the elements of music (melody, rhythm, harmony, texture/timbre, form) through composition.