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Spring 2021 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

String Arranging

Date

February 8-May 9, 2021

Course Code

7201

Credits

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$1,065, due in full with registration

Overview

This course is for any music educator who wants to explore writing for strings. No string background or experience is required. Students will explore each of the instruments in the string ensemble, playing techniques, strengths and weaknesses, and the role each one plays in traditional scoring. The process of orchestration and arranging will be explored in developing an arrangement, and there will be plenty of tips and tricks for adding creativity to your arrangements.

Requirements

Chat Session

TBD

Prerequisites

Required Text(s)

Professional Orchestration
by Peter Alexander (book only)

A Practical Handbook:
From Piano to Strings
by Joseph Wagner (book only)

Students are responsible for purchasing all required materials.

Software/Hardware Requirements

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. 

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.

More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com

Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion.  If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

Instructor

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