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MUSM 402. Orchestration

Credits: 3
Department: Music
Description: Principles and methods of writing and arranging music for instrumental and vocal ensembles. Instruments of the orchestra, the human voice, Western music literature and arranging for various combinations of instruments.
Prerequisites: MUSM 204
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze the effectiveness of the orchestration of several extant works.
2. Apply knowledge of range, timbre, transposition, methods of sound production, and special effects to create idiomatic arrangements and/or original works for the instruments of the orchestra.
3. Perform on keyboard any transposed part of an orchestral score at concert pitch.
4. Synthesize the principles and methods of arranging music for a variety of ensembles.

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