Advanced Orchestration: Applied Techniques for the Studio and Scoring Stage

MUSC X 483.2
This course further explores the unique evocative capabilities of each musical instrument and examines their applications in regard to scoring to picture, considered from both the composer's and orchestrator's perspective.
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Classroom
Starting at $1,999.00
12 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Examine examples of effective orchestration techniques using both classical score study and case studies from film scores
  • Learn how to work with different types of sketches to create a professional quality score
  • Apply techniques by composing two short pieces to be played in class

About this course:

Building on what was learned in Instrumentation and Introduction to Orchestration, this course further explores the unique evocative capabilities of each musical instrument and examines their applications in regard to scoring to picture, considered from both the composer’s and orchestrator’s perspective. Examine examples of effective orchestration techniques using both classical score study and case studies from film scores. You also learn how to work with different types of sketches to create a professional quality score. Apply techniques by composing two short pieces to be played in class: one incorporating instruments from the woodwind, brass and percussion families; and one incorporating instruments from the string family, including harp.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Advanced Orchestration: Applied Techniques for the Studio and Scoring Stage.

Knowledge of music notation and theory, experience in music composition, and MUSC X 483.43 Instrumentation and Introduction to Orchestration, or consent of instructor. Basic working knowledge of a music notation program such as Sibelius is highly recommended as students are required to produce and print music scores and instrumental parts for their assignments.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

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Wednesday 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Location: To Be Announced , Burbank
Instructor: Thom Sharp
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Fee:
$1,999.00
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Notes

No meetings October 31 and November 21. Two recording sessions to be arranged.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. No refund after October 2, 2018. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 2, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Sep 26, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Wed Oct 3, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Wed Oct 10, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Wed Oct 17, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Wed Oct 24, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Off-Site
Wed Nov 7, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Lecture
Wed Nov 14, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Wed Nov 28, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Off-Site
Wed Dec 5, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Lecture
Wed Dec 12, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union

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