20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module covers the essential knowledge and skills for scoring music for symphony orchestra, as well as for smaller groupings of orchestral instruments. The module equips you for arranging and writing music for ensembles you might find yourself working with in the future, as a player, composer, conductor or teacher. The Orchestral Technique module is appropriate for all music students, but is particularly important for those specialising in composition. It will give you relevant knowledge of instruments, repertoire and techniques, and also provide the background training you will need for composing for media and film, and for live performance.

Staff Contact: KONJANI AMIR
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Practical skills assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK