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MUSC8125 - Inclusive Music Facilitation

Title:Inclusive Music Facilitation
Long Title:Inclusive Music Perform. & Facilitation
Module Code:MUSC8125
Duration:2 Semesters
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: HUGH MC CARTHY
Module Description: Inclusive Music Facilitation explores the facilitation of music-making in an inclusive ensemble and enhances necessary music technology skills
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 relate well to peers of a variety of (dis)abilities in an inclusive creative setting.
LO2 plan and implement inclusive music creation ensemble sessions.
LO3 creatively operate and appraise music technology tools (hardware and software) to facilitate performance for inclusive ensembles.
LO4 manage an Inclusive Music Performance project with participants with a broad range of (dis)abilities.
LO5 assess and evaluate key points of Disability Equality policies and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
LO6 compose music for inclusive music ensembles with participants with a broad range of (dis)abilities.
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).

13000 MUSC7001 Intro:Therapy/Community Music
13193 MUSC7025 Music & Technology 4
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.

MUSC7006 - Music & Technology 3 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Inclusive Music Performance
Working with participants of a variety of (dis)ability to create ensemble music.
Facilitating inclusive music-making
Discussion about, and facilitaition of, participation in an inclusive creative group including Disability Equality, the UNCRPD, and Creative Enabling.
Music Technology & Composition
Using a broad range of technology tools to facilitate music creation and composition for participants.
Vulnerable Adult Training
Compliance with HSE guidelines and certification. Risk Assessment for working with vulnerable adults and people with disabilities.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed Delivery Period % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Reflective report on activity - both in class and during self-directed learning and collaboration with other members of the group. 1,2,3,5 1 20.0 Every Second Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Coordinate and lead inclusive music rehearsal sessions. (Between weeks 5 and 12) 2,3 1 15.0 Sem End
Project Short composition for inclusive music ensemble. 3,6 1 15.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Mentoring an inclusive music ensemble participant 1,3,4,5 2 20.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Set up and perform in an inclusive music ensemble performance and associated rehearsals 2,4 2 15.0 Every Week
Project Composition for inclusive music ensemble performance 3,6 2 15.0 Week 8
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
Lab Inclusive Music Ensemble Setup and Practice 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecture Inclusive Music Facilitation 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Collaboration with members of Inclusive Music Performance modules 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Course work 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Kate Hatton (Editor) 2015, Towards an Inclusive Arts Education, Trentham Books [ISBN: 9781858566542]
  • Jon Margulies 2018, Ableton Live 10 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide, Hobo Technologies [ISBN: 9780692061350]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GPOPM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music 7 Elective
CR_GPOPM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music 5 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 5 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 7 Elective

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