Applied Orchestration - Al Blatter
(Applied (Fall 2017))

In this course, students will study the capabilities and limitations of instruments and voices within historical, traditional and contemporary contexts. In-class demonstrations will be provided by student performers and the instruments’ qualities will also be explored through readings and discussions. Special attention is paid to score preparation and parts extraction. The students will be expected to compose, arrange and/or transcribe short pieces of their choice for a variety of small ensembles. These musical creations will be performed and critiqued to yield the final grade.