ADVANCED CONDUCTING - 2017/8

Module code: MUSM038

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

BARHAM JM Dr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

45

ECT Credits

22.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

W313

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment ASSESSED 25-MINUTE PERFORMANCE 75
Coursework 3000-WORD WRITTEN WORK 15
Oral exam or presentation VIVA VOCE EXAMINATION 10

Alternative Assessment

None

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: Conducting A and B; Orchestral Management A and B; the permission of the Module Convenor.

Module overview

This module helps you to develop and deepen your skills as a conductor to a professional level, develop your maturity as a musician, and give you a sense of self-assurance and stamina when leading ensembles in rehearsals and performances of demanding repertoire. In addition to your assessed performance you will be required to perform at least three times during the module 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. 

All students on this module are encouraged to give the first performance of a new work, and are encouraged to work with composers to this end.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


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 to an advanced level through an understanding of the repertoire, musical components and the practical execution of effective technique.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Conducting seminars

Performance seminars

Coaching

Tutorials

Rehearsals

Concerts

Private score study

Private listening/viewing

Assessment Strategy

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)
Viva (LO 6)


Feedback

Formative feedback is provided throughout the module and detailed feedback is provided for the summative components.

Reading list

Reading list for ADVANCED CONDUCTING : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/musm038

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Music (Conducting) MMus 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

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.