Module title: Ensemble Performance 1

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS09114
Module leader: Ken Dempster
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

MUS08127 & MUS08130
Principal Study 2.1 & 2.2

2018/9, 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: Ken Dempster
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs; embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills; research/ teaching linkages
The modes of delivery, accessibility, learning outcomes and methods of assessment are all aligned in this module.

Tutorials, seminars and supervised coaching form the backbone of this module with the regular use of audio and video recording as learning tools, promoting reflective self-appraisal. The approach is very similar to that of principal study support in the form of ensemble coaching by both the module leader and by specialist tutors (LO 1, 2, 3).

Students will attend weekly performance classes in which they will perform, appraise themselves and others, receive formative feedback from the module leader and tutors, and learn to present themselves as performers to their peers (LO 4).

Students will observe and participate in instrumental/ vocal lessons with input by specialist teaching staff.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Summative assessment will primarily be by examined ensemble performance, and the experience will prepare students for the ensemble performance module at level 10. The demands and discipline of ensemble work, and the skills developed prepare students for further musical development in this area as well as being transferable (team work, peer appraisal, organisation, listening well and so on). Students will also keep a reflective performance log detailing rehearsal schedule, concerts attended etc.

Supporting equality and diversity and internationalisation
Music is a universal language, fostering communication and creative expression throughout the world. Students are encouraged to explore the wider cultural and geographic reaches of their discipline through regular listening, analysis and performance of musical works and their own compositions.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Project Supervision 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 80 1,2,3, 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 20 3,5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module is designed to develop further the ensemble skills acquired at a more elementary level in the principal study instrument/voice modules at levels 7 and 8, and to prepare for the ensemble module at level 10. You will develop independence of learning by organising and co-directing unsupervised and supervised rehearsals and will develop inter-personals skills in working on musical and technical matters as a group rather than as a soloist. The expertise of technique and musical insight gained from intensive work on solo repertoire will act as a secure foundation for acquiring new skills (intonation, sound blending and levelling, rhythmic co-ordination, counting) which do not arise in solo work.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: demonstrate inter-personal skills, a sense of ensemble and working within a supportive group
LO2: demonstrate critical listening skills (intonation, blending, rhythmic co-ordination, the ability to react at speed)
LO3: demonstrate enhanced organisational skills, having undertaken supervised and unsupervised rehearsal subsequently presented as performance
LO4: demonstrate that you have acquired some awareness of presentation skills within a group
LO5: evidence the ability to reflect critically on the rehearsal process and illustrate informed awareness of a working methodology

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