Leader: Fintan Murphy and Graeme Smith
Clayton Second semester 2006 (Day)
Synopsis: Students are required to propose a program of works to be arranged and/or conducted for performance by an approved ensemble. Students meet with a supervisor to discuss the arrangements, develop approaches to interpretation, and refine baton techniques specific to their program choice.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have developed the skills and knowledge required to successfully create musical materials for a potentially disparate group of musicians. In addition, they should be able to offer this group the musical and artistic direction necessary in realizing a successful musical performance. Therefore, students will gain intermediate skills in conducting, orchestration and ensemble management that will have been consolidated around one integrated project.
Assessment: Written (1500 Words): 30%; Practical Performance and arrangement/composition (3000 Words equivalent): 70%
Contact Hours: 2 hours per week