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
Starting at $1,499.00
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 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Sunday 2:00PM - 5:30PM PT
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Richard Bronskill
384415
Fee:
$1,499.00
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Location: Online
Notes

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

Please note: This class will be held remotely via Zoom and is open to students who are out-side of the Los Angeles area. 

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/

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2022
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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Time
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Lecture
Sun Jan 9, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Jan 16, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Jan 23, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Jan 30, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Feb 6, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Feb 13, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Feb 20, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Feb 27, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Mar 6, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sun Mar 13, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:30PM PT
Online

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