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27-2041.01 - Music Directors

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Transcribe musical compositions and melodic lines to adapt them to a particular group, or to create a particular musical style.

27-2041.04 Music Composers and Arrangers
  • Apply elements of music theory to create musical and tonal structures, including harmonies and melodies.
  • Use computers and synthesizers to compose, orchestrate, and arrange music.
  • Determine voices, instruments, harmonic structures, rhythms, tempos, and tone balances required to achieve the effects desired in a musical composition.
  • Experiment with different sounds, and types and pieces of music, using synthesizers and computers as necessary to test and evaluate ideas.
  • Write changes directly into compositions, or use computer software to make changes.
  • Transcribe ideas for musical compositions into musical notation, using instruments, pen and paper, or computers.
  • Score compositions so that they are consistent with instrumental and vocal capabilities such as ranges and keys, using knowledge of music theory.
  • Write musical scores for orchestras, bands, choral groups, or individual instrumentalists or vocalists, using knowledge of music theory and of instrumental and vocal capabilities.
  • Fill in details of orchestral sketches, such as adding vocal parts to scores.
  • Explore and develop musical ideas based on sources such as imagination or sounds in the environment.
  • Write music for commercial mediums, including advertising jingles or film soundtracks.
  • Transpose music from one voice or instrument to another to accommodate particular musicians.
  • Rewrite original musical scores in different musical styles by changing rhythms, harmonies, or tempos.
  • Arrange music composed by others, changing the music to achieve desired effects.
  • Accept commissions to create music for special occasions.
  • Create original musical forms, or write within circumscribed musical forms such as sonatas, symphonies, or operas.
  • Copy parts from scores for individual performers.
27-2042.02 Musicians, Instrumental
  • Transpose music to alternate keys, or to fit individual styles or purposes.
  • Arrange and edit music to fit style and purpose.
  • Compose original music, such as popular songs, symphonies, or sonatas.
27-2042.01 Singers
  • Compose songs or create vocal arrangements.