I'm keen on spending some time (and a bit of cash) on significantly furthering my knowledge of orchestration. I'm classically trained (grade 8 piano & cornet) and I've studied a bit of orchestration at uni (and I was pretty awful at it!).
Recently I've started to work through scores from Beltrami, John Williams & Stravinsky (and look through the northernsounds RK thing) - and it's really helping further my knowledge - but I'm wondering if it might benefit me to do something more interactive & 'structured'.
A Master's is out of the question, as I don't want to have to quit my job just to take on £20,000 more uni-debt, & I'm not interested in studying towards a certificate or degree. I just want to get to the point where I feel more in control with orchestral writing, rather than intimidated by it.
So my requirements would be:
Either online, or London-based.
Under £1,500 (preferably way under £1,500!)
Amazingly - I'm struggling to find short-course or one-on-one options in London, and the two possibles I've come up with are:
Berklee online orchestration course
Peter Alexander orchestration book/course (is it still being taught as a course?)
If anyone has experience of either, or any suggestions beyond them, I'd be grateful to hear your input.