MUSC 307 Composition and Orchestration

Spring, Fall

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.

Prerequisite: MUSC 204, satisfactory score on the music placement test, or permission of instructor.