This unit has been discontinued.
This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the third year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire in each unit undertaken at this level. Conservatorium students are required to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal that details the strategies chosen throughout the semester in rehearsal to improve performance. To contextualize the music being performed you will need to research the chosen repertoire and you are expected to be able to discuss and explain to your peers, each work's historical aspect and compositional intent.
|Unit name||Ensemble Skills 7|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr Nick Haywood
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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1. Through performance, communicate complex musical ideas to contribute to musical cohesion in an ensemble
2. Synthesise relevant information pertaining to repertoire and performance practice both autonomously and collaboratively
3. Adapt instrumental/vocal skills to respond and contribute in the context of ensemble performance
4. Demonstrate intellectual independence by critically analysing and synthesising knowledge and skills to define complex problems associated with ensemble music
Audition, balanced ensemble
Weekly 2-3 hour rehearsal/class
Conductor/Tutor/Ensemble Director's assessment of weekly work (performance and engagement in class discussions): 30% On-going rehearsal effectiveness task/s (e.g. individual vivas, peer review, observational review, excerpt tests): 20% Semester performances of prepared repertoire: 50%
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