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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

MUS 23 Timbre and Form

An exploration of instrumentation and principles of musical form in Western music. Through weekly analysis and scoring exercises, students learn to read scores, understand musical structure, and write for combinations of instruments with attention to timbre, range, performance techniques, and orchestral idioms. Assignments include arrangements, for small and large ensemble, and formal analyses of several musical works whose aim is to show how composers shape melody, harmony and timbre to create large-scale musical structures.




MUS 20 or permission of the instructor

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:ART; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


  • Fall