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MUSC 220. Orchestration. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: MHIS 245 and MUSC 110. Enrollment is restricted to VCU music majors and minors or by permission of the instructor. This course focuses on the techniques of combining different instruments for effect and mood. Students will learn the characteristics of various instruments and apply that knowledge to create a full score orchestration.