Music 136, Winter 1998
Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00am-12:20pm
Music Building, Room 190A
Professor Christopher Dobrian
294E Music Building
Office hours by appointment Tuesday and Thursday 3:00pm-5:00pm.
Kennan, Kent Wheeler. The Technique of Orchestration, 5th edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996.
Works for study:
See the Orchestration Study Guide: http://music.arts.uci.edu/dobrian/orch.study.htm.
The required arranging or composing studies are intended as technical/stylistic exercises in which you demonstrate your understanding of the instrumentation and orchestration concepts and techniques studied in class. The duration of each study will be extremely short--usually 30 seconds to two minutes. Each study will be due on Tuesday of the following week, at which time you should hand in a copy of your score, plus parts if necessary. To the extent possible, the assignments will be performed in class the following Thursday.
Grading for the course will be based on timely and thorough completion of all the course requirements. Since every requirement is considered a vital part of the educational experience of the course, serious and high quality work is expected at all times. Grading will be based in more or less equal proportion on the following activities:
Students are encouraged to exchange ideas, opinions, and information, and you are encouraged to help each other with performance of instrumental assignments. However, you are expected to complete all written assignments on your own, with your own ideas.