Making Arrangements (MCO4112.01)

Bruce Williamson

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.

Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Composition , Entirely Remote
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