Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE MSP2072

 
TITLE Ensemble Techniques 1

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Music Studies

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit presents the performing students with the opportunity to perform music in ensemble. Emphasis is placed on both the individual and collective contribution towards a refined level of chamber music interpretation. Standard repertoire from the different periods will be chosen. The study-unit consists of classes, guided lectures, public performances and/or masterclasses which work towards the development of necessary skills in the performance and understanding of ensemble repertoire.

Study-unit Aims:

To develop through study, peer observation and performance, the skills of ensemble techniques and chamber music performance.

Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

a) have a basic knowledge of chamber music for his/her instrument, as well as other combinations within the classical music genre;
b) identify the skillss required for the successful performance of said repertoire;
c) analyse the required techniques for successful performance and implement them.

Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

a) prepare and present works for chamber ensembles, in which they are active participants;
b) choose and present, in a practical way, a repertoire for public performance, given guidelines of concert preparation and audience development.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Texts

- Berger, Melvin. 2009. Guide to Chamber Music (New York: Dover Publications)
- Radice, Mark A. 2012. Chamber Music: An Essential History (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press)

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Students are required to sit for an audition.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Practical

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Practical SEM2 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Rebecca Hall

 
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