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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 640 Arranging for the Small Band

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course will examine arranging and writing original compositions for bands. Re-scoring arrangements for small bands with unusual instrumentation will also be explored. Techniques and elements used in writing original compositions, arranging works for bands, and the proper instrumental substitutions will be discussed. Each student will be asked to complete several small projects along with a final project which can be an arrangement or an original composition. What to bring: Please bring your major and minor instruments and one or two songs or pieces you would like to re-score for band. You may also bring your laptop and notation program for the class projects. For those who are not familiar with a notation program, manuscript paper will be available.

This course is not repeatable for credit.