Composition: Orchestration and Instrumentation

Grades 9-Adult
Teacher: Paul Coleman
Day & Time TBD based on enrollment

Tuition: $308 per semester*
Tuition with lessons (10% off): $278 per semester
Tuition with lessons and two or more concurrent 17-week classes or ensembles (15% off): $262 per semester
This is a yearlong course divided into two semesters.
*Updated to reflect 2022-2023 year

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.