MA in Composition
Course Description

MUS 224
Contemporary Instrumentation and Orchestration
Spring

Historical, analytical, and practical study of instrumentation and orchestration, with emphasis on gaining advanced facility in writing for the orchestral instruments. The course surveys fundamental and advanced techniques for writing for each instrument. The course also covers the basics of score reading, notation, and copying. Focus will be on instrumentation and orchestration from the standpoints of 20th-century and world musics. Students are required to turn in several small and one large orchestrational assignment, as well as analytical projects.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Staff

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: MUS 266
Limit fifteen students.
Open to graduate students only.

 
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Last Updated: 3/15/18