MUS 211(F) Arranging for Voices

The elements of arranging music for vocal ensembles will be studied from numerous angles. In addition to regular assignments involving arranging in various styles, the class will study successful vocal arrangements. Analysis of the various components involved in good arranging-including voice leading, range, balance and voicing, key relationships, and motivic and structural cohesiveness-will be addressed. Evaluation will be based on weekly arranging assignments building toward the midterm, final exams-larger arranging projects, and a performance of selected works. Prerequisites: permission of instructor.