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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Classroom
Starting at $1,299.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0 Credits

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 for 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.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Instrumentation and Introduction to Orchestration.

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 is highly recommended as students are required to produce and print music scores and instrumental parts for their assignments.

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Sunday 3:00PM - 6:30PM
Location: Burbank
Instructor: Carl Johnson
364440
Fee:
$1,299.00
26 days left. Enroll by Jan 13, 2019
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Notes

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

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: The Study of Orchestration by Samuel Adler
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Deluxe Score
(Optional) Required score needs to be purchased online. It is not available at the UCLA bookstore.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sun Jan 13, 2019
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Jan 20, 2019
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Jan 27, 2019
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Feb 3, 2019
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Feb 10, 2019
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Feb 17, 2019
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Feb 24, 2019
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Mar 3, 2019
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Mar 10, 2019
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Mar 17, 2019
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union

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