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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUS2008 Module Title: ENSEMBLE 2
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU2.ENSEMBLE
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: WILLIAMSON C Mr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Running all year
Assessment Pattern
50% Participation in conducted ensembles
25% Participation in unconducted ensembles (chamber music)
15% General Musicianship (Conducting studies)
10% Concert management duties
Module Overview

Pass in Level HE1 Ensemble

Module Aims

To enable you to develop your skills as an ensemble performer, appropriate to this level, and not necessarily confined to a single instrument/voice.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module you should be able to:
  • demonstrate competent instrumental/vocal ability 
  • display enhanced independence of learning
  • make evident your experience of concert presentation and management
  • display the benefits of further experience as an ensemble performer.
Module Content

Performance seminars, chamber music coaching, workshops and rehearsals (choir, orchestra, ensembles etc) and basic tuition in conducting.

Methods of Teaching/Learning
  • appearances as an ensemble performer in various departmental concerts and recitals
  • for instrumentalists and singers, participation in orchestras, choirs or other designated ensembles
  • for pianists, accompanying instrumentalists or singers in Tuesday or Wednesday recitals, a share of rehearsals of the University Choir, and participation in the Croser-Hughes Award
  • attendance at designated Performance Seminars
  • participation in recording sessions
  • tutorials with the Module Convenor
  • concert management duties
  • attendance at weekly Conducting seminars in the Autumn semester.
NB For those students taking Ensemble Performance ONLY. You are required to submit a Performance Log by Friday, week 11 in the Spring Semester. This is to ensure that Department records are correct. This does not affect the requirements for the Solo Performance module.
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