|Class Ensemble Project||MuseScore Tips MUS 111 Schedule William Wieland|
|Writing music well for a unique ensemble is a useful skill. You will create a piece for instruments available in class. We will perform these in class at the end of the semester. You will not perform on your own work but instead listen from an “audience seat”. You must score your piece for the entire ensemble—excluding yourself.|
|January & February||
• I create a balanced MUS 111 ensemble. Students usually perform on their major instrument. I consider MUS 110 attendance.
• Choose one of three options: an original composition, an arrangement, or a transcription.
|Before Spring Break||Short Score DUE — NO full score yet|
|Tuesday before Easter||Full Score DUE — NO parts yet — Your software can display in concert pitch, copy, paste, and transpose.|
|Tuesday before Easter||Ask the experts.|
|Before the Last Class Day||Revised Full Score and Parts DUE — Your software can extract parts.|
|End of the Semester||Performances|
|Before the Final Exam||Reflection DUE|
• Instrumentation Tips
• Very Comfortable Concert Pitch Ranges
• Brass Instruments and the Overtone Series
• Scales for Instruments
• Scoring for Student Ensembles
• Tips from Frank Erickson's Arranging for the Concert Band
• Samuel Adler. The Study of Orchestration. 3rd ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2002.
NSU Library: Main MT70 .A3 2002
• Alfred Blatter. Instrumentation and Orchestration. 2nd ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997.
NSU Library: Main MT70 .B56 1997