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(MUSC 481) Orchestration

A focus on instrumentation (learning about individual instruments) and orchestration (combining the different sections of instruments into a convincing whole) equips students in this course with skills for use in arranging, composing, and critical listening.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites MUSC 111 and Instructor Consent
Offered Fall - even years
Programs -

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe basic musical processes and structures.
  2. Notate harmonic, rhythmic and melodic structures according to the conventions of tonal music.
  3. Demonstrate basic competency in sight-singing and foundational keyboard skills.
  4. Demonstrate an increased sensitivity to a diversity of musical styles, ranging from Western-Art music to World Music(s).
  5. Apply music technology skills to studio teaching, research or creative projects.
  6. Perform collaboratively in ensemble settings.
  7. Communicate proficiently through solo performance, demonstrating technical expertise in the principal area of study with attention to artistic and stylistic nuance.
  8. Critically evaluate musical performance.
  9. Demonstrate competency in teaching music to others and preparing music for performance in an ensemble setting.