A survey of arranging techniques focussing on writing for horns, specifically trumpet, trombone, and saxophones, in the context of contemporary popular music and jazz, including approaches to voicing chords for horn sections as well as technical issues associated with these instruments, such as range, transposition, etc. We will also discuss writing for multiple voices. 

Our primary resource for this course will be the Berklee College of Music Arranging II Workbook, but we will also refer to the book Essential Grooves, by Dan Moretti, Matthew Nicholl, and Oscar Stagnaro for a broad survey of rhythmic approaches associated with contemporary styles.