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Curricular information is subject to change
All students completing this module will:
1. Learn how to develop and structure their compositional ideas
2. Learn how to write effectively for the different instruments in the ensemble
3. Learn, as performers, how to offer creative input into the composition process by demonstrating different instrumental techniques and interpretive possibilities
4. Learn about a range of contemporary and historical composition and performance practises
5. Develop practical skills pertaining to the rehearsal process, including preparing scores and parts, and working together in a small ensemble
6. Be guided in the correct use of music notation and technical terminology in order to communicate accurately with other musicians.
7. Be introduced to aspects of music technology including notation software (MuseScore, Sibelius) and digital audio workstations (Audacity, Reaper).
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students are expected to have some prior musical experience of a level which would enable them to discuss musical ideas and to perform alongside fellow musicians. For example, a guitarist who might not read music notation, but has some experience writing their own material or playing in a group; or a pianist who is classically trained, but has not yet had experience composing or playing in an ensemble.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Students will be expected to demonstrate that they are making clear progress with their composing or rehearsing week-on-week.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Written score & commentary (composers); recital or recording & commentary (performers).||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
The teacher will monitor student progress throughout the term. Regular feedback and guidance will be given to each student in the ensemble, especially in the final weeks before the evaluation. Students are expected to integrate this feedback into their work outside of class time, and to demonstrate their progress week-on-week.