Writes and transcribes musical scores.
This career is part of the Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications cluster Performing Arts pathway.
A person in this career:
- Applies elements of music theory to create musical and tonal structures, including harmonies and melodies.
- Uses computers and synthesizers to compose, orchestrate, and arrange music.
- Determines voices, instruments, harmonic structures, rhythms, tempos, and tone balances required to achieve the effects desired in a musical composition.
- Experiments with different sounds, and types and pieces of music, using synthesizers and computers as necessary to test and evaluate ideas.
- Writes changes directly into compositions, or uses computer software to make changes.
- Transcribes ideas for musical compositions into musical notation, using instruments, pen and paper, or computers.
- Guides musicians during rehearsals, performances, or recording sessions.
- Scores compositions so that they are consistent with instrumental and vocal capabilities such as ranges and keys, using knowledge of music theory.
- Writes musical scores for orchestras, bands, choral groups, or individual instrumentalists or vocalists, using knowledge of music theory and of instrumental and vocal capabilities.
- Confers with producers and directors to define the nature and placement of film or television music.
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