Advanced Orchestration

In this class, we will delve into the artistry of orchestration. How to take a simple melody and chord progression and turn it into a full track.

Learn how the art of instrument/sound placement can help to thicken or thin your composition.

Study Classical and modern examples side by side to understand how and why these orchestration concepts are so widely used.

We cover:

  • voicings of chords
  • writing for multiple vocal parts
  • look at timbres of sounds and how and why certain ones complement or distract in a piece
  • dissect themes and trace them through the composition to see how one theme can be presented in so many ways and colors.
  • Make the most out of your piece!

Next Level Composition Course is highly suggested to be taken as a prerequisite to this class.

About Kristin Hevner

Kristin Hevner’s compositions have been performed nationally and internationally and span the musical genres of classical opera, electronic dance music, and atonal rock.

Kristin has also composed music for Oprah and Deepak Chopra — as well as for national commercials including GEICO and numerous independent films. Her music has been performed in Carnegie Hall, Birdland and in conjunction with La Scala in Milan.

As former Composer-in-residence the new NYC-based opera company, Metropolis Opera Project, Kristin penned four full-length contemporary operas that have been recently performed off-Broadway.

Kristin holds degrees from The Ester Boyer School of Music at Temple University, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and the School for Audio Engineering (SAE), NYC.

Kristin also served on the board of directors for “The Look and Listen Festival,” an annual event dedicated to the performance of contemporary music in art galleries.


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