MUS-F 444 / MUS-F 544 / MUS-X 420 Small Ensembles
The IU Scoring Ensemble will meet tutti approximately every two weeks on either Wednesday evenings or Friday evenings 7:15-9:15pm, Mac 066. We will avoid orchestra concerts and other large ensemble conflicts in our scheduling.
The course is an elective 1 credit per semester and can be repeated for as many semesters as desired.
Please contact Professor Groupé with any questions. Interested? Fill out the form at the bottom of this page!
We seek the following positions for the ensemble:
1 Flute (double Piccolo)
1 Clarinet (double Bass Clarinet)
1 Oboe (double English Horn)
1 Bass Trombone and/or Tuba
1 Percussionist (potential for drum kit)
4 Violins | 2 Violas | 2 Celli | 1 Bass
WHAT WE WILL DO
We will foster your professional development with workshops and presentations by professional scoring session musicians, with topics ranging from navigating the industry to important session skills and strategies to getting hired and making a living as a successful session musician.
We will teach you how to record a quality solo session of yourself at home for remote projects (and how to monetize that remote work!).
We will guide you through the professional expectations of a Hollywood scoring session; dealing with click tracks, streamers, studio protocol and etiquette, and much more.
We will discuss everything to know about the professional gig: How will you be paid? What about special payment residuals? You’ll learn about your rights, how to work with and without unions, and much more.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Most meetings you will be reading and/or recording music by scoring composers. They may test out orchestration exercises, or record a cue for a specific scene. Everything will be sight-read as is the practice in scoring sessions.
Other meetings will involve guest speaker workshops and presentations, and therefore may not involve playing.
You may be asked to meet separately with a scoring composer to record solos to mix into their hybrid scores.
You may be asked to showcase idiomatic aspects of your instrument including extended techniques.
Fill out the form below and we’ll let you know once you are able to start registering!