Jun 01, 2023  
Catalogue 2022-2023 
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MUSI 322 - Advanced Studies in Music Theory and Composition

1 unit(s)
Topics in the advanced study of music theory, some of which may introduce elements of composition.

Topic for 2021/22a: Orchestration. This course focuses on the art and practice of arranging pre-existing music for orchestral instruments. Students learn about the techniques and capabilities of modern orchestral instruments, analyze concepts and styles of orchestration from study of full scores, and use music notation software to produce professional-quality orchestral scores and parts. The course includes demonstrations of musical instruments by Vassar faculty and at least one open rehearsal or reading of orchestrations created during the semester. Students who have completed MUSI 216  may use an original composition to fulfill one class assignment, with permission of the instructor. Jonathan Chenette.

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 205  or 216 .

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2022/23.

Course Format: CLS

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