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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Fall
Spring
Remote Instruction
Starting at $1,999.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0

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.
Prerequisites
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 2021 Schedule

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Wednesday 6:30PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Thom Sharp
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Fee:
$1,999.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Sep 28, 2021
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Notes

No meeting November 24, 2021.

Students' pieces will be recorded remotely. For more information on the remote recording process, please see this interview with Recording Engineer Damon Tedesco: https://entertainment.uclaextension.edu/remote-recording-damon-tedesco/

Discounts cannot be applied to a portion of fees for this course.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 07, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Wed Sep 29, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Oct 6, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Oct 13, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Oct 20, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Oct 27, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Nov 3, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Nov 10, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Nov 17, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Dec 1, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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