Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Mus 524 Instrumental Jazz Arranging I

In-depth study and application of the fundamentals of composing and arranging for small to large jazz ensembles. Subjects included are history, transposition, instruments, forms, harmonic and melodic construction, rhythm section, voicing, moving harmonization, score and part preparation, vocal arranging techniques, rehearsal techniques, and MIDI applications. Instructor approval required. This is the first course in a sequence of three: Mus 524, Mus 525, and Mus 526.


  • Up one level
  • 500