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MUSC 307: Composition and Orchestration

Term: Spring Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

This course emphasizes learning concepts and techniques of music composition through the study of music theory and structure.
Orchestration, the art of scoring for various instruments, will include the acquisition of basic elements, such as the range, transposition
and timbre of each instrument. Assignments will include both original formal designs as well as and arrangements for a variety of
ensembles. Beyond writing with pencil and paper, basic skills in music notation software will be developed as well. The final project
will be a short composition orchestrated for the available class personnel.

Prerequisites: Understanding Musicianship,