Sep 25, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JZMUS 411 — Introduction to Jazz Arranging and Orchestration

3 credits
Andy Farber

This course is designed to present and develop basic skills of arranging and orchestration in the context of small jazz ensembles. Students will learn notation skills from traditional paper and pencil to current computer notation software programs. In addition, the aesthetic purposes of arranging and orchestration, and the basic techniques therein will be discussed. Students will listen to seminal recordings that model their upcoming writing assignments. Those assignments may include transcribing, writing original lead sheet arrangements, and orchestrating arrangements that develop re-harmonization and counterpoint skills.