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The Pianist as Associate Artist (MUSI90189)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMUSI90189
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject will explore the different roles of the keyboard player as instrumental accompanist, choir accompanist, vocal coach, concerto accompanist, and associate artist within the chamber music context. Strategies for developing skills in each of these areas will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge practically. Sight reading skills, the realisation of accompaniments to simple single-line melodies, and collaborative work with singers and instrumentalists, will be addressed.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Accompany a wide range of instruments, including voice, both solo and in small or large ensembles;
  • Demonstrate keyboard sight reading skill with fluency and musical insight;
  • Recognise and document the skills specific to the art of accompaniment.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • Communicate with other musicians both musically and verbally, in an informed and perceptive manner;
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and negotiate with others in a respectful and productive way;
  • Demonstrate time management skills and productive work strategies.

Last updated: 11 November 2018