Score like the Masters: Contemporary Techniques

MUSC X 483.3

Gain an understanding, and learn to emulate, current compositional techniques and their enhanced possibilities of expression. Learn to sound like a contemporary composer, as many professionals are asked to do on assignment.

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Winter
Summer
Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Study recent film scores and their harmonic, melodic, and textural language
  • Analyze contemporary composers such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and Danny Elfman
  • Compose short pieces applying these techniques on your own DAW MIDI setup

About this course:

Gain an understanding of and learn to emulate current compositional techniques and their enhanced possibilities of expression. Very often composers are asked to compose music "sounding like" that of the major composers today. Study recent film scores and their harmonic, melodic, and textural language of such composers as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, and Danny Elfman.You have the opportunity to apply these techniques by composing short pieces using your own DAW MIDI setup.
Prerequisites

Access to and proficiency in using a home studio with sequencing software, as samples are required for completion of assignments. The course does not include instruction in any specific software. Participants must already have adequate knowledge and resources to MIDI program short compositions and deliver these electronically.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Future Offering (Opens April 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
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Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
374547
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 06, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
The Study of Orchestration by Samuel Adler
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Tue Jun 23, 2020
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Tue Jun 30, 2020
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Tue Jul 7, 2020
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Tue Jul 14, 2020
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Tue Jul 21, 2020
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Tue Jul 28, 2020
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Tue Aug 4, 2020
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Tue Aug 11, 2020
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Tue Aug 18, 2020
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Tue Aug 25, 2020
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Tue Sep 1, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
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