30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module aims to develop students' ensemble performance skills to an advanced level by taking a critical and reflective perspective on one's performance in an ensemble context, considering the role of musicians in accompaniment and chamber music settings, and by researching relevant aspects of ensemble performance related to repertoire, musical communication, and performance expression. This module has an extensive practical component with students working with other MA and UG students towards a 15-minute recital examination. There is also a 2000-word portfolio including a critical reflection on musical communication, the rehearsal process and the repertoire choices with reference to existing performances.

Staff Contact: WATTS SARAH K
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK