Jun 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

MUS 420 - Orchestration and Arranging (2 credits)


(Technology Intensive) To be able to write functional arrangements using current technology, with emphasis on the needs of the typical public school choral and instrumental ensemble. This course will introduce students to the instrument and vocal families and basic arranging and compositional concepts for a variety of ensembles. Both classical orchestration and jazz and commercial arranging will be covered as will the practical rearranging which is always required of school and church music directors (i.e. the CCU choir has no tenors at present). The aim is to give students the practical musical skill and technical knowledge needed to produce clean and correct scores and parts for performances by wind, brass, string, vocal, jazz, rock, and mixed ensembles.