CONDUCTING A - 2017/8
Module code: MUSM036
Music and Media
ARMSTRONG T Dr (Music & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Lecture Hours: 22
Seminar Hours: 20.5
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||ASSESSED 10-MINUTE PERFORMANCE||75%|
|Coursework||1000-WORD WRITTEN WORK||25%|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Previous experience in conducting; audition; and the permission of the module convenor
This module helps you develop and deepen your skills as a conductor, and gives you a sense of self-assurance when leading ensembles in rehearsals and performance.
In addition to your assessed performance you will be required to perform at least once on an unassessed basis; and you will be expected to take a lead in the musical life of the Department.
The assessment will take place in a public concert.
To develop your technical and musical skills as a conductor to a level which prepares you for leading ensembles with authority and control in a range of complex and challenging repertoire.
To develop your self-confidence and assurance in presenting musical performances in front of an audience.
To develop skills in the learning of unfamiliar repertoire, and you will be strongly encouraged to develop your repertoire interests beyond the conventional.
|Begin to demonstrate a full and secure range of technical and interpretational skills appropriate to the repertoire||KP|
|Develop new skills and techniques where necessary in the preparation of repertoire, demonstrating effective and analytical learning techniques||KP|
|Apply such new skills in repertoire not actually studied without guidance.||KP|
|Begin to display a communicative and authoritative sense of performance with ease, fluency, control, musical awareness and accuracy||PT|
|Understand and make appropriate use of all research resources in the preparation of repertoire||CT|
|Participate in informed discussion about a range of performance issues, with a wide knowledge and in-depth understanding of the range of repertoire available to you.||KCT|
|Prepare scores in a professional and workman-like manner; read scores fluently and interpret complex orchestral scores.||KP|
|Work effectively and with self-assurance leading a range of ensembles in a wide range of repertoire; leading, collaborating or delegating where suitable.||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Study of beating patterns and how to move between complex changing metres
Detailed study of the essentials of harmonic, textural and formal analysis
Aural exploration of a range of different musical styles.
Shaping of musical structures through gesture.
Study of historical examples of conductors at work
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Develop conducting skills through an understanding of the repertoire, musical components and the practical execution of effective technique.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Private score study
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Conducting skills, professional and relevant knowledge of the discipline.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
10-minute performance (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 8)
1000-Word Written Work (LO 5. 6)
Formative feedback is provided throughout the module and detailed feedback is provided for the summative components.
Reading list for CONDUCTING A : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/musm036
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.