MUS3093 : Folk Ensemble 3
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Ms Catriona Macdonald
- Lecturer: Miss Emily Portman
- Technician: Mr David De La Haye
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
Building on the work done in MUS1092 and MUS2092. Students taking this module will extend their experience in arranging and composing for a small self selected ensemble and will further develop their performance skills. The ensemble groups will be required to organise and present at least one public performance.
The aims of the module are:
• To enhance skills in ensemble playing - listening, balancing sounds, blending voice and instruments, playing tightly together, and complementing the sound of others
• To enhance arranging skills - building on the theoretical base gained from Stage1 and 2 Music Skills and Composition modules
• To develop further the ability to work productively in groups, negotiate outcomes and manage conflicts and tensions
• To use sound recording in the process of ensemble development in an advanced way
• To create and sustain varied and high quality ensemble performances
Outline Of Syllabus
To embark on this module, students will have to form themselves into self-selected ensembles and sign a learning contract to the effect that they undertake to fulfill all the module requirements. The ensembles will then address the learning outcomes of the module and produce work of a quality suitable for various public performances.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||3:00||6:00||concerts|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||2:00||8:00||Studio based workshops|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||142:00||142:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||22||2:00||44:00||ensembles|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Group work provides a focused basis for the development of performance arrangement and compositional skill within ensemble playing. The core of learning for this module lies in your communication skills, private and group research, which involves practising, listening, reading and researching as appropriate and will continue until your assessed recital.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Performance||40||2||A||70||A public performance lasting 40 minutes.|
|Portfolio||2||A||30||A memory stick of a selection of multi track recordings made during the year, with accompanying written tasks.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The recital will require students to apply knowledge gained from the module’s key themes through independent research and through the development of ensemble, arrangement and interpersonal skills.
A diary documenting the rehearsal process and evolution of arrangements should be kept as evidence that the student has engaged with the material of the module both during class and during private study time. A satisfactory level of engagement must be demonstrated to gain the mark awarded for the recital.
The individual student’s contribution to the ensemble over the year can inflect the mark for their recital.
The memory stick submission of a selection of recordings made during the year, variously foregrounding the involvement of each student in the group, will allow the differentiation of each student’s contribution also further develop the use of sound recording as an aid to ensemble development and documentation of arrangements will allow insight into the quality of the working methods of the ensemble.
The ensemble will be set four written tasks, to be handed in with memory stick submission at end of semester 2.