In this course we will discover the basic principles of arranging for various ensembles playing in multiple genres (using horns, strings, background vocals, etc. along with a rhythm section). We will look at a wide range of notable artists working in many jazz subgenres and related styles. Students will submit work using music notation and/or digital recording platforms and will be encouraged to creatively question existing forms and traditions in pursuit of a personal voice. Arranging students’ original compositions will also be encouraged. Emphasis will be on elements of instrumentation, orchestration, harmony, melody and rhythm. A basic background in harmony and familiarity with music notation software is encouraged but not required.
At this time, this course will be taught remotely.
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
Course Level: 4000-level
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Composition , Entirely Remote
Tags: Jazz , composition , Funk , Arranging , pop , virtual ensemble