Core Module Information
Module title: Ensemble Performance

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

Module code: MUS09151
Module leader: Ken Dempster
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

In this module you will take part in at least two musical ensembles, one of which should be an unconducted chamber ensemble (normally between three and seven players). During the course of the module you will reflect upon what makes ensemble performance successful, strategies for improving rehearsal technique, performance issues arising specifically from ensemble contexts, and interpersonal challenges faced by musicians in these professional scenarios.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Construct a flexible repertoire of technical skills specific to your ensemble line-up;

LO2: Solve questions of intonation, tuning, blending, and rhythmic co-ordination within different ensemble set-ups;

LO3: Evaluate inter-personal skills, including those relevant to a sense of ensemble and working within a supportive group;

LO4: Demonstrate enhanced organisational skills in the planning of, delivery of, and reflection on rehearsal sessions;

LO5: Implement successful onstage strategies to present yourself professionally within an ensemble context.

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: Ken Dempster
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 24
Face To Face Tutorial 2
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 148
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 00.15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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