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

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.
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. Additionally, it is recommended to have any professional quality computer-based Digital Audio Workstation.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Future Offering (Opens November 04, 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Sunday 3:00PM - 6:30PM
Location: Burbank
Instructor: Richard Bronskill
371090
Fee:
$1,299.00
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Notes

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

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 16, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: The Study of Orchestration by Samuel Adler
Book: Essentials of Orchestration by Dave Black, Tom Gerou
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Sun Jan 12, 2020
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Jan 19, 2020
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Jan 26, 2020
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Feb 2, 2020
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Feb 9, 2020
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Feb 16, 2020
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Feb 23, 2020
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Mar 1, 2020
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Mar 8, 2020
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union
Lecture
Sun Mar 15, 2020
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Burbank
Local 47 Musicians Union

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