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MUSC8024 - Core Musicianship Skills 8

Title:Core Musicianship Skills 8
Long Title:Core Musicianship Skills 8
Module Code:MUSC8024
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: SUSAN O REGAN
Module Description: This module completes the development of core musicianship skills, integrating perceptual, analytical and practical applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and reproduce features of a passage from the 16th and 20th century repertory
LO2 Sight-read and perform vocal repertory in 3 to 5 parts
LO3 Identify complex harmonic entities in selected extracts from the literature
LO4 Analyse complex harmonic functions and describe their relationships
LO5 Lead a small orchestra or choir confidently after thorough preparation of a score
LO6 Conduct with clarity of gesture and range of expression
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).

12266 MUSC8023 Core Musicianship Skills 7
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
Aural skills
Continuation of development of sight-reading; aural analysis; score-reading; aural perception with particular emphasis on extracts from 20th century repertory; aural perception of 3- and 4-part works of the 16th and 20th centuries; aural perception of canonic and fugal techniques.
Advanced harmony and analysis
Analysis of complex harmonic entities and their functional relationships.
Conducting technique
Silent practice of set repertory; conducting and rehearsing the student group; all with video recording.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Conducting - silent demonstration of set piece (videoed) 5,6 10.0 Week 3
Practical/Skills Evaluation Conducting - rehearsal of student orchestra or choir (videoed) 5,6 10.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Conducting - performance with student orchestra or choir 5,6 10.0 Week 11
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of practical and written tasks in aural skills 1,2 30.0 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4 40.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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
Lecture Advanced harmony and analysis 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Advanced harmony and analysis 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Tutorial Aural skills 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Conducting technique 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Practice, study, listening 3.5 Every Week 3.50
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
  • Various, Repertory items, available from the module lecturer
  • Cutts, Alan, Music Visible, Books 2 & 3
  • Rogers, Nanct and Robert W. Ottmann 2014, Music for Sight Singing, 9th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780205938339]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bartok, Bela 1937, Korusmuvei, Zenemukiado Budapest
  • Bowman, David and Paul Terry 1993, Aural Matters: A Student's Guide to Aural Perception at Advanced Level, Schott London [ISBN: 0946535221]
  • Chopin, F., Mazurkas, Peters
  • Chopin, F., Nocturnes, Peters
  • Chopin, F, Preludes, Peters
  • Miklos, Forrai ed. 1977, Ezer Ev Korusa, Editio Musica Budapest Budapest
  • Schubert, F, Complete Piano Sonatas, Dover
  • Tchaikovsky, P., Eugene Onegin, vocal score, Schirmer
  • Verdi, G, Othello, vocal score, Ricordi
  • Wagner, R, Tannhauser, vocal score, Schirmer
  • Wagner, R, Lohengrin, vocal score, Schirmer
  • Wagner, R, Tristan and Isolde, vocal score, Schirmer
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) 8 Mandatory

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