Instrumentation and Introduction to Orchestration

MUSC X 483.43

Explore why musical instruments sound as they do, how their sound is produced, and the rudiments of combining those sounds together by learning the scoring techniques for each orchestral family.

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Winter
Summer
Remote Instruction
Starting at $1,299.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn the characteristics of woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion
  • Discover approaches for writing for different ensembles
  • Apply your knowledge of music fundamentals and orchestral score
  • Compose three short pieces

About this course:

Explore why musical instruments sound as they do, how their sound is produced, and the rudiments of combining those sounds together. Learn the characteristics and basic idiomatic scoring techniques for each orchestral instrument family (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion), as well as approaches of writing for different ensembles. Coursework also includes a review of music fundamentals and how to read and study an orchestral score. Apply your knowledge by composing three short pieces to be played in class.
Prerequisites

The ability to read music, knowledge of music notation, and an understanding of the fundamentals of music theory. Basic working knowledge of a music notation program such as Sibelius, Finale, or Dorico is required, as students are required to produce and print music scores and instrumental parts for their assignments. Additionally, it is recommended to have any professional quality computer-based Digital Audio Workstation.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Sunday 2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Richard Bronskill
377199
Fee:
$1,299.00
37 days left. Enroll by Jan 10, 2021
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Notes

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

Students' pieces will be recorded remotely.

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 14, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: The Study of Orchestration by Samuel Adler (4th edition)
Book: Essentials of Orchestration by Dave Black, Tom Gerou
Access to and working knowledge of a music notation program such as Sibelius, Finale, or Dorico is required.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sun Jan 10, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Jan 17, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Jan 24, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Jan 31, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Feb 7, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Feb 14, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Feb 21, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Feb 28, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Mar 7, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Mar 14, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online

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