Composition: Orchestration and Instrumentation

Grades 9-Adult
Teacher: Paul Coleman
Saturday, 10:30-11:30 am
Room: Online
Cancelled for the 21-22 school year

Tuition: $300 per semester
Tuition with lessons (10% off): $270 per semester
Tuition with lessons and two or more concurrent 17-week classes or ensembles (15% off): $255 per semester
This is a yearlong course divided into two semesters.

Instrumentation and Orchestration is a full-year course that explores the characteristics of orchestral instruments and how to combine them effectively within an ensemble. The first semester is dedicated to the study of individual instruments through score excerpts, demonstrations, and short writing exercises. The second semester focuses on scoring for instrumental families and combinations, including strings, winds, brass, and percussion. In addition to weekly exercises, students will complete a short composition or arrangement for orchestra at the end of the course.


How to Register

New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form 

Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.

Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400

Once registered, students may begin attending classes. The only registration confirmation you will receive is your bill. You may log on to check your registrations at any time. Click here for complete details on registration and policies.