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Practical & Ensemble Studies II - MUS00116I

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Miss Lynette Quek
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module summary

This module consists of practical ensemble activity.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21 to Spring Term 2020-21

Module aims

Practical & Ensemble Studies II develops practical ensemble skills, whether in a musical ensemble or in the context of the Department's Recording Collective. Over the year, students will develop team-working ensemble skills that reinforce the skills required across the degree as a whole.

Module learning outcomes

Ensemble Participation:

After participating regularly in an ensemble, students should acquire and develop these abilities and attributes in ever-increasing degrees:

  • a broader knowledge of relevant repertoire or techniques
  • an increased awareness of performance and technical practice
  • punctuality, preparation, focus and attention
  • an understanding of rehearsal or session organisation
  • technical solutions for performance or recording challenges
  • an awareness of balance, blend, and foreground-background relationships through attentive listening
  • an awareness of the social dynamic of collaboration within a collective 
  • the individual responsibility that is needed for effective team work

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Record of participation & folio
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

Pass/fail

Additional assessment information

Students are encouraged to participate in departmental music ensembles, but they must participate in Recording Collective 2 for assessment purposes.

The assessment consists of participation in Recording Collective 2 and a folio of practical and listening tasks related to recording techniques. Details of these tasks will be available from the module leader.

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Record of participation & folio
N/A 100

Module feedback

Confirmation of Pass / Fail within 4 weeks of submission of folio.

Indicative reading

Relevant reading will be recommended by the module leader.



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