Writing and Scoring for Strings

MUSC X 483.12

This comprehensive workshop in writing music for the string family takes a thorough look at the contemporary and historical use of the strings in both film and concert music composition.

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Winter
Summer
Remote Instruction
Starting at $1,999.00
As few as 12 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Study the use of strings in film scores by John Williams, Bernard Herrman, Thomas Newman, and more
  • Engage with the scores of concert performers such as Brahms, Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, and more
  • Examine how film composition has utilized concert music for specific techniques
  • Engage with guest musician professionals as they explain their instrument of choice
  • Write a final piece to be recorded by a string quintet

About this course:

This comprehensive workshop in writing music for the string family--violin, viola, cello, and double bass--takes a thorough look at the contemporary and historical use of the strings and their usage in both film and concert music composition. The film composers studied include Bernard Herrmann, John Williams, Thomas Newman, Michael Giacchino, and Jerry Goldsmith. The concert composers include Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Elgar, Igor Stravinsky, and John Adams. The course examines how film composition has utilized concert music for specific techniques, as well as for inspiration. Many sessions feature one of the members of the string family, with top professionals from L.A. recording studios demonstrating their respective instruments and playing student compositions. The final project is the writing and subsequent recording of a work for string quintet.
Prerequisites
The ability to read music, knowledge of music notation, and an understanding of the fundamentals of music theory.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

Available
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Saturday 10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Dr. Norman Ludwin
380984
Fee:
$1,999.00
10 days left. Enroll by Jun 26, 2021
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Notes

No meeting July 3, 2021.

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

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 June 30, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Focus on the Strings by Dr. Norman Ludwin
Textbook available at https://www.musicnewapproach.com/
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Jun 26, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 10, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 17, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 24, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 31, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 7, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 14, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 21, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 28, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Sep 4, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Sep 11, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online

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