Singing carries a unique power to communicate ideas and emotions. Singing in a group creates a fascinating spectrum of timbre and technique for creative expression. In this course, students will explore techniques of arranging for a cappella ensembles and voices for vocal and instrumental groups. Students will study the process of adapting various musical textures to voices, and explore techniques of arranging for variety and interest. Coursework will include study of concepts related to vocal arranging including transcription, voicing for singers, basic vocal pedagogy, and how to manage the challenges of voices in ensembles with instruments. Students may also explore instrumental arranging in combination with voices. Music reading ability is not required, but students will need to sing and teach their vocal arrangements.