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CPNO1601: Collaborative Piano 1

Students will gain an introduction to the principals of collaborative performance, piano duet, ensemble techniques, transposition, sight reading, choral and orchestral score reduction and c clef reading, ensemble and rehearsal techniques, teaching methods, performance technique and repertoire. Students will be assigned to a vocal studio for one hour each week. They will be expected to act as the accompanist for the lessons throughout the semester and then perform with the student concerned at the Collaborative Piano concert practice. Reports will be written by the panel attending the concert practice and the teacher supervising the weekly practical tutorials.

Code CPNO1601
Academic unit Accompaniment
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of vocal and instrumental repertoire where the piano has a major role
  • LO2. understand the role of an accompanist/collaborative pianist in varying situations
  • LO3. transpose scores into many keys, read scores in different clefs, reduce orchestral scores into piano scores and work with both a vocalist and an instrumentalist in a performance situation.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.