Dec 04, 2023  
2015-16 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-16 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 306 - Arranging and Orchestration Techniques

Credits: 2

Prerequisite: Music Majors Only, MUS 101 , MUS 102 , MUS 103 , MUS 104 , MUS 201 , MUS 202 , MUS 203 , MUS 204 

Two hours lecture.  A course covering the skills needed to arrange for various choral and instrumental ensembles.  Course will discuss voice parts and the instrumental families, their notation, ranges, timbres and best use; planning an arrangement; voice leading, voicing and density, chord substitution, and expanding sequential chordal movement; rhythmic patterns and turnarounds. Students will also create original arrangements for a variety of choral and instrumental groups.

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