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MUSC8016 - Conducting and Orchestration 2

Title:Conducting and Orchestration 2
Long Title:Conducting and Orchestration 2
Module Code:MUSC8016
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: Thomas Doyle
Module Description: This module is designed for students who wish to continue developing and enhancing their conducting and orchestration skills. It also can act as a practical foundation for those who might wish to study conducting and / or orchestration at an advanced level later. Choral music (3+ parts), rehearsal technique and orchestration for small orchestra are the main foci of the module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Prepare and lead an effective rehearsal for a large ensemble
LO2 Demonstrate and teach intermediate vocal practice
LO3 Critically evaluate awarenesses gained concerning conducting
LO4 Orchestrate a short item for small orchestra
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
Study of choral music (3+ parts) and orchestral recitative; intermediate vocal practice; rehearsal preparation and technique; psychology of conducting.
Orchestration exercises; project, setting of a piano or similar item for small orchestra; play-through and recording of one's work.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Rehearsal technique assignments 1,2 37.5 Every Second Week
Reflective Journal End-of-semester conducting journal 3 12.5 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Orchestration exercises 4 25.0 Every Week
Project Orchestration project for small orchestra 4 25.0 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 Conducting: class work with feedback and individual attention 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Orchestration: project work at computers 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Private study, practise and project work 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
  • Cecil Forsyth 1982, Orchestration, Dover Publications New York [ISBN: 0486243834]
  • Norman del Mar 1983, Anatomy of the Orchestra, Faber and Faber London [ISBN: 0571131859]
  • John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut 2014, Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential, Piatkus London [ISBN: 9780349404875]
  • Walter Piston 1980, Orchestration, Gollancz London [ISBN: 0575011391]
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_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 6 Elective

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