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Orchestration and Arranging
MUS 470-01 - Spring Semester, 2017
Monday, Wednesday Friday, 9:05-9:55 AM, Coulter 374

Instructor: Dr. Bruce H. Frazier, Coulter 254, 828-227-2400 (office), 227-2733 (studio)
Office Hours, posted at Coulter 254, and by appointment
Email address: bfrazier@email.wcu.edu - Web address: http://paws.wcu.edu/bfrazier/
Link to Blackboard: http://wcu.blackboard.com/

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 8:30-11:00 AM, in Coulter 374

Wednesday, April 26, 4:00-5:45 PM, setup at 3:45 PM (NOTE: time and date is subject to change)

Orchestration Text:
"The Study of Orchestration, 4th edition," by Samuel Adler.  ISBN: 978-0-393-92065-9
(rental, available through the bookstore)

Headphones will be needed for every class session in the CO 374 lab. You will need to supply your own headphones.
Note: 1 1/4 inch connector (adapter) will be needed to connect to the mixer at the workstation.
We recommend Audio Technical ATH-M2X "open ear" headphones.
Available in the bookstore or online at http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATHM2X/

Other Assigned Materials
"Finale," software manual from Coda Music Software.
(Available as a PDF file on the computers in the Music Tech Classroom, CO 374)
Additional books, compact discs, videos and other materials TBA
on reserve in the Music Tech Classroom (CO374) and online on Blackboard and iTunes.wcu.edu

Grading System

A = 93-100
A- = 90-92
B+ = 88-89
B = 82-87
B-  = 80-81
C+ =78-79
C = 72-77
C- = 70-71
D+ = 68-69
D = 62-67
D- = 60-61
F = below 60
(For more information on grading, please refer to pages 50 and 51 of the WCU Undergraduate Catalog.)

Graded Elements

Participation 10%
Quizzes & Worksheets 30%
Scoring Projects 30%
Final Project 20% 
Final Exam 10%

Project List
A scoring project will be completed for each of the following instrumental combinations:
1. string orchestra, 2.*woodwind quintet, 3. woodwind choir, 4. *brass quintet, 5. brass Choir
6. mixed percussion ensemble, 7. *wind ensemble (Final Project)
* indicates live performance and recording

Scoring Project Grading Rubric

A - Outstanding
B - Good
C - Acceptable
 D - Poor
F - Unacceptable
Effective, creative orchestration.  Generally effective orchestration.  Adequate orchestration. Weak orchestration.  Unusable orchestration.
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the instruments assigned and techniques of scoring. Good balance and blend is maintained. Doublings are appropriate, and the function of the parts is clear. Textures are varied and interesting. Attention to details of articulation, phrasing and dynamics. Demonstrates a clear understanding of the assigned instruments and procedures of scoring. Some minor errors in function, balance, blend or texture. Demonstrates a basic knowledge of the assigned instruments and procedures of scoring. Some minor errors in register or transposition. Some obvious errors in function, balance, blend or texture.  Some obvious errors in transposition or instrument ranges and registers. Wrong notes! Function of the parts is unclear. Static texture. Lack of attention to detail. Serious or persistent errors.  Unable to demonstrate knowledge of the assigned instruments and procedures of scoring. Did not complete.

Music Tech Classroom Hours (Coulter 374)
(These times subject to change)

7:00-10:00 PM
Usually closed
7:00-10:00 PM
7:00-10:00 PM
6:00-10:00 PM

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