Orchestration (MCO4133.01)

Nicholas Brooke

A primer in orchestration, for students who are selected to write for Sage City Symphony. We will pore over the 19th and 20th century orchestral repertoire, getting to know instruments, ranges, and agilities. Analysis, piano reduction, and orchestration from grand staff will be used to internalize and hear orchestration. Students will be expected to create and get feedback on textural sketches of their future pieces.


Learning Outcomes:
* learn about orchestral history and classic pieces in the repertoire
* learn to compose in larger forms and groupings
* learn the particular abilities of musical instruments through scoring exercises
* learn to give critical feedback and create a supportive environment.


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Previous composition work; permission of the instructor (contact: nbrooke@bennington.edu).
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
M 3:40PM -5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 6
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: Fully In-Person , All courses , Composition
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