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ENSE2016: Orchestral Studies 4

In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.Students are involved in a minimum of two programs each semester,

Code ENSE2016
Academic unit Conducting
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate a keen sense of intonation, the ability to hear, adjust and match pitch in harmonic textures regardless of their complexity, wide and conscious flexibility in matching pitch when doubling lines with other instruments
  • LO2. demonstrate a keen sense of rhythm including accuracy in playing notated rhythms, the ability to maintain rhythmic coherence during tempo changes and fluctuations, the ability to make rubati, accelerandi, and a stylistic sense of rhythmic interpretation when certain types of musical styles are emulated in the work
  • LO3. demonstrate a keen sense of timing including impeccable ensemble playing, maintaining tempo independently, accompanying soloists and following the conductor’s instructions whilst understanding the acoustic challenges to ensemble playing from any positions in the orchestra and in any hall
  • LO4. demonstrate the flexibility to adjust/change bowing, breathing, articulation, phrasing, fingering choices in order to achieve the artistic goal of the conductor
  • LO5. demonstrate the ability to read visual communication for precision and expression
  • LO6. exhibit a commitment to maintaining a high level of concentration during rehearsals and performances
  • LO7. demonstrate adequate preparation and professional conduct, including punctuality and full participation.
  • LO8. demonstrate the ability to reflect on the performance practice of others