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MUSC8068 - Popular Ensemble Workshop 5

Title:Popular Ensemble Workshop 5
Long Title:Popular Ensemble Workshop 5
Module Code:MUSC8068
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: AIVEEN KEARNEY
Module Description: This is the fifth in a progressive series of group workshop modules. It facilitates the student’s advancing practical engagement with popular music repertory in an ensemble setting. Tuition progressively develops the student's precision in authentically reproducing various stylistic genres. A strong emphasis is placed on the expectation that individual students apply independent learning skills to prepare for each rehearsal and performance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Musically perform a technical and stylistically varied programme that demonstrates deliberate engagement with authenticity, accuracy and ensemble interaction.
LO2 Implement a focused practice regime that attends to the individual’s advancing responsibility to the ensemble.
LO3 Articulate ensemble repertory in a manner that shows evidence of considered critical analysis of relevant style.
LO4 Manipulate assimilated knowledge and skills to perform an unprepared piece at sight in time to a click within an ensemble.
LO5 Interact with peer ensemble members through the musical manipulation of chosen instrument.
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.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Progressive Ensemble Development:
The knowledge, skills and competencies acquired from the student's instrumental and musicianship studies are applied to the practical ensemble context - resulting in increased levels of musicality and authenticity in performances. Active and precise interaction with aural, written and improvised repertory is expected.
Independent Learning:
Central emphasis is placed on self-directed preparation for workshops. Consistent and productive independent learning allow the directed workshops to develop musical accuracy across a varied ensemble programme of stylistically authentic and technically challenging material.
Increased independent-learning expectations create the environment for leadership qualities to flourish through setting example for peers.
Continuous Assessment:
Each individual student is monitored on a weekly basis. Considerations such as attendance/ punctuality, participation/ leadership, preparedness, development of ensemble performance ability and contribution to ensemble progress are all taken into account in the context of the progressive requirements of the module.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Sectional Workshop performance evaluating individual students' role within an ensemble setting - in the context of appropriate repertory. 1,2,3,4,5 25.0 Sem End
Other Sectional Workshop continuous assessment: Continuous assessment of the individual learner within the ensemble setting - as described in indicative content. 2,3,4,5 25.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Popular Music Ensemble performance evaluating individual students' role within an ensemble – in the context of appropriate repertory. 1,2,3,5 25.0 Sem End
Other Popular Music Ensemble continuous assessment: Continuous assessment of the individual learner within the ensemble setting - as described in indicative content. 2,3,4,5 25.0 Every Week
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 Sectional Workshop. 0.75 Every Week 0.75
Tutorial Popular Music Ensemble. 1.75 Every Week 1.75
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual instrumental /ensemble practice. 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Module lecturer, Specific ensemble repertory authored and compiled by the lecturer - accompanied by recommended listening
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Peter Erskine, Time Awareness: For All Musicians, Alfred Music Publishing (2005) [ISBN: 0739038540]
  • Various, The Real Book, Hal Leonard Corporation; 6th Revised Edition (2005) [ISBN: 0634060384]
  • Jonathan Dunsby, Performing Music: Shared Concerns, Clarendon (1996) [ISBN: 0198166427]
  • John Rink, Musical Performance: A Guide to Understanding, Cambridge University Press (2002) [ISBN: 0521788625]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GPOPM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music 5 Mandatory

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