Choral and/or instrumental ensemble programs are a significant component of school music education and commonly involve the music teacher in various musical roles in addition to those of co-ordinator and/or administrator. This Unit of Study is creative and practical in nature and provides students with both a general understanding of the fundamental components of school choral and instrumental work and a more detailed understanding of how to establish, maintain and sustain successful school choral and instrumental music programs. Key pedagogical issues are considered and relevant skills are practised, including arranging for ensembles. Particular emphasis is placed on a practical approach to leading and conducting rehearsals.
3 hour workshops x 13 weeks.
Submission of an arrangement/composition in short score of two pieces of music; planning and conducting of rehearsal session; planning a new ensemble program for your PEx school; submission of written rehearsal plan (100%).
Please contact the unit coordinator for permission if not enrolled in BMus (Music Ed).