Conceptualizing, writing, and producing vocals; contemporary writing and production techniques for vocal groups of different sizes; working with vocals in live situations versus the recording studi
Composition of music for radio and television commercials. Emphasis on means of creating suitable product image. Working with, and alteration of, given lyrics. Some lyric writing.
Techniques of instrumental and vocal writing, arranging, and production in the pop/rock idiom.
A study of rhythmic styles of contemporary salsa music, including characteristics of instrumentation and the unique clave rhythmic pattern.
Survey of the mallet, membrane, and accessory groups of the percussion instrument family. Demonstration and discussion of notation, range, techniques, and effects.
A study of the flute, clarinet, and double reed families based on intensive listening, transcription, live demonstration, and composition.
Alternative approaches and concepts to writing that can be used in various aspects of songwriting, arranging, and composing for contemporary broadcast media, such as film and TV scores, that will s
Study of orchestration in musical theater and the role of the orchestra in a theater piece.
The advanced student will learn to utilize digital technology and MIDI to create musical arrangements of either original or existing thematic material using a music writing workstation.Building on
Viewing music production from the writer's perspective, this course explores how knowledge of compositional elements including melody, harmony, arranging, and orchestration help provide the fo
An orchestration/arranging course that focuses on the techniques and concepts of writing for big band.
Emphasis on arranging techniques that apply specifically to recording situations in various contemporary music settings and idioms.
Arranging for strings behind a vocalist or lead instrument.
The course focuses on mixing techniques through the use of sound processing as it pertains to the writer who engineers and produces his or her own pieces.
This course provides students a one-semester overview of approaches to scoring for video games.
An advanced study of the techniques and concepts of writing and arranging for the orchestra in a studio setting.
A project-driven course that focuses on production from the writer's perspective.
This course covers advanced sequencing and orchestration techniques in the electronic and hybrid realms of production for acoustic ensembles.
Exploration of techniques of writing for each orchestral instrument and for various combinations of instruments, unusual orchestral instruments, and special effects many instruments can create.
A study of the creative, technical, production, and business aspects of writing music for visual media, primarily television commercials.