core curriculum handout detail
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.