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TITLE University Vocal Ensemble 1

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION This study-unit is for students who wish to improve their skills in choral music. There is no limit to the number of persons as the principal objective is that of interpersonal communication in line with the conductor’s direction, style, idiom and tone will also be followed up with practice in choral singing technique.

The last sessions of the unit will provide performances platforms.

Learning Objectives:

• To introduce students to the importance of personal and interpersonal aural skills;
• To enhance students' sensitivity to matters of style, tone, and nuance in historical contexts of the repertoire to be performed;
• To provide opportunities for Choral Performances;
• To provide an introduction to the Choral Music repertoire.


In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with the unit. A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester.

Note: Degree plus units are not designed to be incrementally burdensome in terms of the many academic demands placed on students during their undergraduate years.

Unit Material:

Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutors during the sessions. There are no set texts for the unit, though tutors may recommend appropriate manuals to students who would like to take their work in this area further.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there are an insufficient number of applicants.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.

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