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This subject examines the skills individual performers require in the development of ensemble performance. Ensemble studies are led by experienced practitioners in the field of contemporary music performance and delivered in practical sessions. Throughout the course students will be required to engage in rehearsals, repertoire development, performances and focused group discussions, covering aspects such as interpretation, arrangement, originality, creativity, balance, interaction, dynamics, tempo, placement, style, rhythm and harmony.
Intended learning outcomes
On completing this subject students will have developed:
- the ability to connect research, repertoire and performance, and have developed creative skills of interpretation across a wide spectrum of music;
- the ability to be cognisant of and sympathetic to a broad range of music and associated performance skills;
- the ability to work at various levels, both individually and as a team member, in a wide variety of musical environments;
- an appreciation of small and large group performance, public performance practice and the extra-musical aspects necessary for success in the profession;
- an appreciation and understanding of the individualistic nature of performance;
- an understanding of how to engage in constructive critical debate.
On completing this subject students will:
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline;
- have reached a high level of achievement in creative artistic practice, problem solving and communication;
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
- have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.
Last updated: 26 March 2020