Core Module Information
Module title: Choir Direction

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS08145
Module leader: Ken Dempster
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

Music HNC; piano or keyboard to Grade IV-V standard

Description of module content:

This module provides you with the foundational skills necessary to direct and accompany choirs in a way that will support the future development of your career. The conducting and directing skills you will learn will be applicable to any genre of music. You will have the option of choosing to specialise in classical figured bass and keyboard harmony studies, or in the realisation of a lead sheet in the accompaniment of a choir.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop insight into the basics of creating a musical interpretation through direction;

LO2: Convert understanding of a musical score into the control of gestures to cue and lead a choir;

LO3: Give examples of an accompaniment appropriate for a specific choir performance;

LO4: Utilise a problem-solving approach to ensemble issues in specific choir types and genres.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Harris
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 180
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 100 1,2,3,4 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MUS08145 Choir Direction