BMACP702 – Ensemble Performance Project

Module code
Module title
Ensemble Performance Project
The aim of this module is to refine students' knowledge of ensemble performance, culminating in the realisation of a performance at concert standard. Students will develop a substantial repertoire and demonstrate an enhanced degree of interpretation, independence and confidence as ensemble performers. Students will negotiate their own aims, objectives and repertoire for the ensemble project, and the criteria upon which the work will be assessed.
  • BM9601
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
2.1 Understand the values, methodologies and strategies which inform current professional practice in a selected domain
-compare, analyse and evaluate selected texts/scores identifying conventions relevant to a specific contemporary practice
-analyse a selection of cllurrent styles/genres of music and identify the specific methods used in their production
-compare significant changes in methods of practice and strategies for production relevant to a specific contemporary practice
-develop and implement a strategy for the production of work which explicitly applies the analysis of values from a domain
-evaluate self practice using normative criteria derived from a current domain
-plan and implement a conventional presentation of own works
-develop critical synergies between representative texts, examples of work and self practice

2.2 Acquire knowledge in designing a project brief that explores a specialist area of contemporary music performance
-develop a written project description which accounts for the aim, methodology and context of a performance
-develop performance and assessment criteria
-draw a timeline to address deadlines and time-management
-successfully perform the tasks and criteria set out in the project brief
-plan and perform a repertoire consistent with current norms in performance

2.3 Demonstrate knowledge of techniques and their application to the performance environment within a professional context
-develop and implement ensemble performance techniques to a recital/concert
-evaluate and implement practice and rehearsal techniques

2.4 Understand the value of self-evaluation within the context of professional practice
-consider and reflect upon the relationship between an adopted process and the final product
-continuously self-evaluate performances independent of institutional assessment
-participate in self/peer critiques for on-going formative assessment
-critically consider, discuss and document self and peer performances for regular graded assessment
-actively participate in and facilitate group and class critiques
3.1 Project concepts
Develop a project synopsis
Ensemble performance repertoire
Background study
Performance practice
Historical and current performances focusing on traditional and contemporary cultural works
Identifying and dealing appropriately with different performance environments
Performance and production values
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lecturer provides teaching of relevant knowledge of contemporary music
Lecturer provides industry or professional focus in project brief
Students negotiate criteria
Students contribute to research and delivery of the course content
Students research briefs to extend and individualise performance projects
Students identify problems with their performance process and adopt strategies to address those problems
Lecturer prescribes issues, students identify specific questions in relation to those issues
Students participate in formal assessed performance situations
Students contribute to the delivery of course content
Students negotiate and define criteria and procedures for graded assessment
Graded assessment performed by self, peers and tutor
Students contribute to the delivery of course content
Students negotiate and define criteria and procedures for graded assessment
Graded assessment performed by self, peers and tutor
Assessment Criteria
Assignment 1 Project Synopsis (Background study, process and analysis)
-The project as determined and agreed between the tutor and the ensemble.

Assignment 2 The Concert Performance
The assignment will include all of the aspects of the performance assessment
-The performance will consist of a minimum of sixty minutes of music which is to be performed at an appropriate performance level.

Assignment 1 Project Synopsis (Background study, process and analysis) 20 percent

Assignment 2 The Concert Performance 80 percent

To pass this module, students must complete all assignments and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50 percent.

WINTEC provides a Te Reo policy which must be adhered to (The Media Arts Handbook)
Attendance requirements of the Department of Media Arts must be observed