I had to think of the name of the group for a while to come up with something creative. ATOMIC - "Analysis & Theory of Orchestral Music in Classical & Cinema".
The goal of this group is to study music theory as it applies to Classical and Cinematic scores from composers as early as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky to as recently as the likes of John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, and other popular film composers.
We ask that you have some knowledge of music theory since we'll be listening to scores, analyzing music notation, and discussing theoretic principles such as tonality, harmonic progression, modulation, inversion, counterpoint and such. It would also be useful to have a good understanding of the Circle of Fifths.
I know this is a very specific type of group and is not for everyone, but if you're interested in getting together to deepen our understanding of these principles found in the beautiful scores of the past several centuries, we'd love to have you join us.
Although this group might be most beneficial to composers, orchestrators, arrangers, educators, orchestral musicians, and the like, it's not exclusive to those. Anyone who can contribute to the discourse of this group is welcome.