MUS20870 UCD Symphony Orchestra 2

Academic Year 2022/2023

The UCD Symphony Orchestra rehearses and performs works from the standard classical repertoire alongside more challenging works from the 20th century. Concerts with soloists are also frequently featured. Weekly rehearsals are followed by a week of intensive preparation and the results are normally presented in two annual public concerts, one on campus and one at the National Concert Hall, Ireland's premier concert venue. Sectional rehearsals are taken by members of the National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Participation is through application and audition only; registration alone does not guarantee a place in the orchestra. Students who are interested in taking this module should fill out a form on the orchestra's website ( in order to apply for an audition at the beginning of the trimester.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The aims of this module are:
improve sight-reading;
enhance the technique of the individual performers;
encourage playing as an ensemble and following a conductor;
encourage working together as a team towards the clear goal of a concert performance.

Indicative Module Content:

Ensemble performance;
Small group work;
Individual practice;
Symphonic repertoire.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Sectional rehearsals;
Full rehearsals;
Live performances. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Practical Examination: Group exam Unspecified n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Contribution to the ensemble in rehearsals and performance Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Practical Examination: Final concert/performance Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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