CONDUCTING A - 2021/2
Module code: MUSM036
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
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.
Music and Media
MCGRATH John (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: W313
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 15
Independent Learning Hours: 52
Lecture Hours: 22
Seminar Hours: 21
Tutorial Hours: 8
Practical/Performance Hours: 32
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Previous experience in conducting; audition; and the permission of the module convenor
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
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||ASSESSED 10-MINUTE PERFORMANCE||75|
|Coursework||1000-WORD WRITTEN WORK||25|
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.
- 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.
|1||Begin to demonstrate a full and secure range of technical and interpretational skills appropriate to the repertoire||KP|
|2||Develop new skills and techniques where necessary in the preparation of repertoire, demonstrating effective and analytical learning techniques||KP|
|3||Apply such new skills in repertoire not actually studied without guidance.||KP|
|4||Begin to display a communicative and authoritative sense of performance with ease, fluency, control, musical awareness and accuracy||PT|
|5||Understand and make appropriate use of all research resources in the preparation of repertoire||CT|
|6||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|
|7||Prepare scores in a professional and workman-like manner; read scores fluently and interpret complex orchestral scores.||KP|
|8||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
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:
- Conducting seminars
- Performance seminars
- Private score study
- Private listening/viewing
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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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 2021/2 academic year.