MAPA505 – Intro to Ensemble Performance

Module code
Module title
Intro to Ensemble Performance
Students will develop repertoire and gain experience performing in a variety of situations.
  • BM1801
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended – methods will involve online activities, portfolio, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate.
Learning Outcomes
1. Develop procedure and skills across a range of ensemble performances
2. Analyse and use codes and conventions of ensemble performance practice
3. Demonstrate ability to act and think through a reflective process
4. Understand selected discourses and practices and their relevance to contemporary music performance
• Ensemble performance contexts
• Song arrangement and interpretation
• Performance psychology
• Practice and rehearsal strategies
• Sound and lighting technical riders
• Developing repertoire
• Ensemble workshop
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Soundproof rehearsal and performance spaces
• Instruments, PA systems