Spring 2021 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
This course explores the essential concepts and techniques for arranging choral music at the elementary and secondary school levels, including voice types and ranges; notation; harmonic principles; the importance of text in regards to mood and melodic shape; keyboard accompaniment; homophonic and contrapuntal textures; two-, three- and four-part densities; and adapting an existing arrangement to a different setting. Lectures, discussion, analysis of musical examples, quizzes and arranging exercises are all components of this course.
Become acquainted with voice categories, scoring rules and notation
- Know melodic and harmonic principles, especially those for setting a text
- Understand the challenge and purpose of keyboard accompaniments in regard to mood, intro, endings and transitions
- Know the various textures (homophonic and contrapuntal) and planning the arrangement
- Technically be able to arrange a basic 2, 3 and 4 part setting with accompaniment
- Be able to adapt an existing arrangement and score for a different density
3 Graduate Credits
Course Code 7121
$1,065, due in full with registration
2 Graduate Credits
Course Code 525
$1,140, due in full with registration
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