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MUSC8014 - Conducting 2 - Symphony Orch.

Title:Conducting 2 - Symphony Orch.
Long Title:Conducting 2 - Symphony Orch.
Module Code:MUSC8014
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: MARIA JUDGE
Module Description: An advanced course aimed at the conducting of large ensembles, orchestras and choirs. The module will be taught to small groups, typically 6. In the case of over-enrolment, selection procedures will apply.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Thoroughly prepare in private an item for large ensemble
LO2 Communicatively conduct an item for large ensemble responding promptly to an interactive creative environment
LO3 Confidently rehearse an item for large ensemble
LO4 Securely lead an ensemble through complex metrical changes
LO5 Fluently use the body in a coordinated and relaxed manner to influence tone quality and musical expression
LO6 Delineate the structure of a standard classical work
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Demonstrated conducting ability

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Silent preparation; flexibility of control; study of repertory symphonic and other items and of student orchestration projects; rehearsal and recording of student orchestration projects; use of video recording of one's work; with reference to the DVDs of famous conductors
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Demonstration of prepared item 1,2,3,5 20.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Demonstration of prepared item 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Informal performance or demonstration 1,2,3,5 20.0 Week 10
Practical/Skills Evaluation Rehearse and record orchestration projects (Symphony Orchestra) 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Oral test in structural analysis 1,6 10.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Group and individual coaching and assessments 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Private study and practice 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Various composers such as Beethoven, Elgar, Stravinsky, de Barra, repertory items of a demanding nature, available from the library or lecturer
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Helena Matheopoulos 1982, Maestro, Hutchinson London [ISBN: 0091490103]
  • Norman Del Mar 2014, Anatomy of the Orchestra, Main Ed., Faber and Faber [ISBN: 0571250998]
  • Robert Parry 2007, Teach Yourself Tai Chi, Bookpoint Ltd Oxfordshire [ISBN: 978-0-340-92967-4]
  • Dave Black, Tom Gerou 1998, Essential dictionary of orchestration, Alfred Pub. Co. Los Angeles [ISBN: 0739000217]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Batons 14" and 16" (and 18" optional): Baton
  • Video clips of various conductors: Video clips, Available from the lecturer
  • Website: Ann McIlraithTai-Chi website, Ann McIlraith, Cork City

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 8 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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