Module title: Ensemble Performance 2

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

Module code: MUS10115
Module leader: Ken Dempster
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

Module code - MUS09114
Module title - Ensemble Performance 1

2019/0, Trimester 2, 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
Weekly classes will adopt an issue-based approach, designed to consolidate the ensemble skills gained in previous modules, and to develop them further (LO1,3). Rehearsal management skills and organisational techniques will be discussed in these sessions, guided by the Module Leader (LO4), as well as discussions of a musical nature (LO5), and effective programme design (LO2). These classes will also function as opportunities to perform items from the final programme, inviting critique from the Module Leader and from peers (LO1). Seminars will be structured around issues presented by the students, and connected with the area on which each student has chosen to focus for their contextual report (LO3,5). These seminars will involve discussion and debate of these issues, but will also monitor the development of the report, and will function as a forum for questions for the Module Leader regarding this report. The workshop sessions will provide a more formal environment for the critique of performance skills, and will involve feedback delivered both in masterclass format, by the students' peers, and in written form by the Module Leader (LO1).
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Students will develop a range of skills that include preparation of reasoned argument; 'on the spot' thinking/reasoning; presentation and communication skills; independent learning and reflection; experience of working in a team environment as well as individual project management skills; entrepreneurship and arts administration experience. Your choice of technical studies, repertoire for study, and instrumental groupings will be guided by your tutor, and by the lecturing staff, to complement your existing portfolio, and to facilitate your development along your chosen career path.
Assessment (formative and summative)
A final practical exam, comprising an ensemble performance of 20 minutes will summatively assess the pe

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 Seminar 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 180
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Recital 50 1,2,3,4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 30 3,5 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Reflective Log 20 2-4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module, you will form and organise regular rehearsals with your ensemble. In weekly classes, you will perform, and then critique your own and your peers’ performances, and discuss relevant issues that arise. Your on-going rehearsals will be regularly discussed in class, with practice being shared and evaluated. In seminars, you will discuss the wider issues surrounding your ensemble line-up, moving beyond the specifics of your chosen programme to considerations of the history of the ensemble; any genre considerations attached to the ensemble; stylistic considerations specific to either the programme selected, or to the ensemble as a whole; and prominent and successful examples of similar ensembles. In workshop sessions, you will run through excerpts of your programme in a structured concert-style format, and receive formative feedback designed to prepare you for your final assessment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: integrate technical, musical and ensemble skills in a performance of ensemble repertoire;
LO2: assemble an effective programme that showcases the chosen ensemble as well as the skills of the individual players;
LO3: examine and make effective use of an ensemble repertoire;
LO4: effectively manage rehearsals;
LO5: appraise the issues inherent in ensemble performance.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - RINK J. (ED) (2002) MUSICAL PERFORMANCE; A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING: CUP, 2002nd ed.
Recommended - GREEN, B. & GALLWAY, T. (2003) THE INNER GAME OF MUSIC LONDON: PAN MACMILLAN, 2003rd ed.
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