MUS 402

Orchestration

This course includes study of the ranges, techniques, and timbres of each orchestral instrument and addresses common issues associated with scoring for instruments in combination. Topics include arranging music for string ensemble, woodwind ensemble, brass ensemble, percussion ensemble, band, and orchestra. There are listening exams on orchestral literature and on aural recognition of various instrumental timbres both in solo settings and in combination with other instruments. Additionally, students create an original orchestral composition.

Prerequisites: MUS 202 and 204 or permission of the instructor.