Emphasis on arranging techniques that apply specifically to recording situations in various contemporary music settings and idioms.
An orchestration/arranging course that focuses on the techniques and concepts of writing for big band.
Viewing music production from the writer's perspective, this course explores how knowledge of compositional elements including melody, harmony, arranging, and orchestration help provide the fo
The advanced student will learn to utilize digital technology and MIDI to create musical arrangements of either original or existing thematic material using a music writing workstation.Building on
Study of orchestration in musical theater and the role of the orchestra in a theater piece.
Alternative approaches and concepts to writing that can be used in various aspects of songwriting, arranging, and composing for contemporary broadcast media, such as film and TV scores, that will s
A study of the flute, clarinet, and double reed families based on intensive listening, transcription, live demonstration, and composition.
Survey of the mallet, membrane, and accessory groups of the percussion instrument family. Demonstration and discussion of notation, range, techniques, and effects.
A study of rhythmic styles of contemporary salsa music, including characteristics of instrumentation and the unique clave rhythmic pattern.
Techniques of instrumental and vocal writing, arranging, and production in the pop/rock idiom.
Composition of music for radio and television commercials. Emphasis on means of creating suitable product image. Working with, and alteration of, given lyrics. Some lyric writing.
Conceptualizing, writing, and producing vocals; contemporary writing and production techniques for vocal groups of different sizes; working with vocals in live situations versus the recording studi
Instruction in advanced small group writing concepts that encompasses sophisticated rhythm section scoring and groove writing, including writing for auxiliary percussion; an introduction to writing
Building on the content of AR-203, this course provides in-depth study of the capabilities of the software program Finale.
Expanding on the material introduced in AR-111, this course focuses on creating and writing grooves for the rhythm section (guitar, keyboard, bass, percussion, and drums) and the ways in which diff
A study of major pop and rock styles and the writers, producers, and artists who shaped the music, with a focus on the writers and artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
An introduction to writing and production techniques in hip-hop styles.
Study of the properties of the trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, and baritone saxophone, and the writing/arranging processes of standard and spread voicings, approach techniques,
A study of the musical concepts of melody, rhythm, harmony, and form as applied to the principles and techniques of writing and arranging for the rhythm section (drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, bas