a few things:
the syllabus is available for download here:
in this folder, you can also find a download of the richard bellis article which i passed out yesterday- sorry it is seperated into 7 different pages.
also, there is some listening included here:
In the folder is the piece we heard from Bernard Herrmann, Nino Rota's score from "La Dolce Vita" (note how Rota takes his themes and uses them in different ways) and Debussy's "La Mer"- which is widely regarded as one of the greatest orchestral works of the twentieth century. It is a masterpiece of suggestion and subtlety in its rich depiction of the ocean, which combines unusual orchestration with daring impressionistic harmonies. The work has proven very influential.
Go listen- and please send me your stuff asap.