Orchestration IV

Course Information
TitleΕνορχήστρωση IV / Orchestration IV
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Tsougkras
Course ID600013959

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses845
Music CompositionElective Courses845

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Dimitrios Oikonomou
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Required Courses
  • ΙΠ1005 Organology
  • ΣΝ1009 Orchestration I
  • ΣΝ1010 Orchestration II
Learning Outcomes
• Familiarisation with the contemporary orchestration techniques and the symphonic orchestra forces 
 • Ability to orchestrate musical sketches and extend ideas into large-scale orchestrations 
 • Deeper understanding of voicing and be able to orchestrate piano pieces 
 • Familiarisation with the extensive contemporary instrumental techniques and ways of notation
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This module aims to provide students with the skills required to transform a composer’s musical idea into a large-scale orchestration. Dynamic balance of all musical elements will be explored through the use of voicing, range and density, informed by a thorough familiarisation of the four orchestral groups and a synthesis of contemporary orchestration and instrumental techniques.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment260.9
Artistic Workshop260.9
Artistic creation301
Student Assessment
A well-presented portfolio consisting of all the exercises worked during the course
 • Final project centered around a large-scale orchestration of a composer’s musical idea 

Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • exercise in every lesson (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Adler, Samuel. The Study Of Orchestration. New York: W.W. Norton, 2002. 
 Blatter, Alfred. Instrumentation And Orchestration. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997. 
 Read, Gardner. Compendium Of Modern Instrumental Techniques. Westport, Conn.: 
Greenwood Press, 1993. 
 Stone, Kurt. Music Notation In The Twentieth Century. New York: W.W. Norton, 1980. 

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