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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 484 - Instrumental Arranging

Course will focus on skills needed to write and arrange music for junior and senior high school instrumental ensembles. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

Prerequisite: MUS 246.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define and explain terminology, ranges, transpositions, scoring techniques, and notation pertaining to individual instruments, instrument categories, and larger ensembles.
  • Identify and use appropriate ranges for elementary, middle/jr.high, high school students, collegiate, and professional performers in instrumental arrangements.
  • Identify instruments, special effects and devices, and scoring techniques aurally
  • Incorporate the use of technology in instrumental arranging through the use of Sibelius or Finale (music notation software).
  • Transcribe original works into arrangements for new instrument combinations.
  • Examine compositions, arrangements and orchestration practices of reputable professionals in the field.
  • Evaluate instrumental arrangements for appropriate range, rhythm, harmony, and overall construction for suitable use in the classroom context.
  • Use appropriate instrumental arranging tools to shape creative and imaginative arrangements appropriate for a variety of ability levels, from beginner to professional.
  • Create original arrangements of pre-existing musical material using specified guidelines.
  • Evaluate instrumental arrangements and compositions for appropriate range, rhythm, harmony, and overall construction suitable for use in the classroom context.
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