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SYLLABUS – MUSIC LAB HAND-OUT


TO ACCOMPANY THE: THE CRAFT LABS ASSIGNMENT

MUSIC LAB SYLLABUS

To complete the Music Lab for the purposes of the ANMT Core Curriculum, please do the following:

       - View all the videos.

       - Read all the handouts.

       - Take all the tests.

       - Read all the exercises; though executing them is voluntary.

       - Complete and SUBMIT all of the required Music Lab assignments (outlined below).

You will receive feedback on your submitted assignments from the Music Lab Evaluator.

NOVEMBER 1 DEADLINE:

Unit One - The Musical Score

Assignment #1: Student Introduction

Assignment #2: Sample Score NOTE: The video for this unit will say that you are required to acquire THREE scores; but for the purposes of the ANMT Core Curriculum, you are only required to obtain ONE score.

Unit Two – The Female Voice

Assignment #1: Vocal Chart – Female.

Assignment #2: Color and Range – Female. This assignment is OPTIONAL for Core composers.

Unit Three – The Male Voice

Assignment #1: Vocal Chart – Male.

Assignment #2: Color and Range – Male. This assignment is OPTIONAL for Core composers.

DECEMBER 1 DEADLINE:

Unit Four – Setting a Lyric

Please note: The workload for this Unit is substantial; plan your schedule accordingly.

Assignment #1: Working with Meter in Lyrics.

Assignment #2: Metrical Analysis in Lyrics.

Assignment #3: Setting Lyrics – A Sections.

Assignment #4: Setting Lyrics – Subsequent Sections

JANUARY 1 DEADLINE:

Unit Five – Creating a Piano Arrangement

Assignment #1: Structure & Substitutions (Harmonization).

Assignment #2: Structure & Substitutions (Advanced).

FEBRUARY 1 DEADLINE:

Unit Six – Formatting a Song

Assignment #1: Formatting a Solo.

Assignment #2: Formatting an Ensemble.

Unit Seven – Composing Incidental Music

Assignment #1: Underscoring a Dramatic Scene (from A Doll’s House.) This assignment is OPTIONAL for Core composers.

Assignment #2: Underscoring a Comedic Scene (from The Importance of Being Earnest).

MARCH 1 DEADLINE:

Unit Eight - Formatting a Score

Assignment #1: Formatting a Solo Number in an Integrated Script/Score.

Assignment #2: Formatting an Ensemble Number in an Integrated Script/Score. This assignment is OPTIONAL for Core composers.

Unit Nine – Integrated Script/Score

Assignment #1: The Opening of Your Show

NOTE: March 15th is the absolute last date you can turn in assignments; the Music Lab must be completed no later than March 15th in order for you to be considered as a composer for the 15 Minute Musicals.