The class is designed to better familiarize music students with common orchestral and band instruments in order to provide a basis of knowledge for more effective composing and arranging of music for various instrumental ensembles. In addition to homework assignments, and exams/quizzes, students will complete four scoring projects.

Students will work independently, with faculty supervision, to produce a large-scale electronic/computer music project or a series of smaller projects. Final projects will be presented publicly in a mini-concert during final exam week.