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MUSC8099 - Conducting and Orchestration 3

Title:Conducting and Orchestration 3
Long Title:Conducting and Orchestration 3
Module Code:MUSC8099
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 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: MARIA JUDGE
Module Description: This module is designed for students who wish to acquire advanced skills in both conducting and orchestration. Gestural fluency and an enhanced understanding of orchestral and instrumental scoring are the main foci of the module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Conduct a wide range of demanding styles of music
LO2 Rehearse and perform with a mixed ensemble in limited rehearsal time
LO3 Use software needed to prepare, score, rehearse, conduct and perform
LO4 Use a wide range of orchestral techniques from late-18th to mid-20th century
LO5 Score a short but reasonably complex item for mixed ensemble
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).

14221 MUSC8015 Conducting and Orchestration 1
14222 MUSC8016 Conducting and Orchestration 2
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
Conducting (study)
Cross-disciplinary study of gestural fluency, clarity and control; articulation of personal insight and critical awareness; rehearsal and performance of student's orchestration project.
Orchestration exercises; project, setting of a short but demanding item for mixed ensemble.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Conducting exercises (digital portfolio) 1,3 30.0 Every Second Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Rehearsal and performance with mixed ensemble 1,2,3 20.0 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Orchestration exercises (digital portfolio) 3,4 30.0 Every Week
Project Orchestration project for mixed ensemble 3,4,5 20.0 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
Lecturer Supervised Learning (Non-contact) Private study, practise and project work; preparation and compilation of digital portfolios 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
  • Samuel Adler 2016, The Study of Orchestration, 4th edition Ed., W. W. Norton and Co. New York [ISBN: 9780393920659]
  • Cecil Forsyth 1982, Orchestration, Dover Publications New York [ISBN: 0486243834]
  • Norman del Mar 2014, Anatomy of the Orchestra, Faber and Faber London [ISBN: 978057125099]
  • 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) 7 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 8 Elective

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