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MUSCOMP 2100 - Orchestration 2

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 2 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BMus, BCtveArts students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I music courses
Assumed Knowledge: Ideally students will have completed Orchestration 1 before taking Orchestration 2. If not there is an expectation of assumed knowledge equivalent to Orchestration 1 (instrument ranges, transposing instruments, score layout).
Incompatible: MUSCOMP 2310
Assessment: Take home paper 1, 50% & Take home paper 2, 50%.

Orchestration 2 is a second semester course building on the skills and knowledge about Instrumentation developed in Orchestration 1. The course addresses the knowledge and skills required to arrange for a classical-sized orchestra of essentially double woodwind configuration. The course will be delivered in weekly two-hour sessions in which the first hour will consist of lecture-style presentation of works from the orchestral repertory (via scores are recordings) followed by a second hour of tutorial format in which students will complete exercises in orchestration. These exercises will involve: reduction from full score to short score; orchestration from short score to full score. The tutorials will include tutor review and peer review of the exercises. The stylistic range of the examples used will be from Haydn and Mozart to Brahms and beyond.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24384 LE01 30 25 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24385 WR01 30 25 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 11am - 1pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall