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MU2006   Music Leadership

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm Mon, Thu

This module will give students with existing music skills the opportunity to work with others to create, build and deliver a musical event. Working in groups, they will be given the opportunity to create repertoire, learn about leading rehearsals, and produce a final performance. All students will participate in all taught areas of the syllabus. Input from professional practitioners will help them to relate their learning to real-world situations. Assessment will track the life-cycle of their project, helping them to reflect on the skills they have used to bring their performance to an audience. The module will give students who are already active music-makers the opportunity to understand how to manage and lead a musical group project.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must gain an average mark of at least 11 from MU1003 or gain an average mark of at least 11 from MU1013 or gain an average mark of at least 11 from MU1004. In exceptional circumstances students with evidence of practical musical experience, may apply in writing before the start of the academic session.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 1-hour seminars (x 8 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x9 weeks) and 1 optional consultative hour (x 12 weeks) plus 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of practical classes over the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 29

Guided independent study hours: 171

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 17%
Coursework: 83%

Re-assessment: Devise a new concert programme for the instrumentation of the original group, and write a 1500-word critical commentary that explains how the programme fits together, and reflects upon creative decisions you have made.


Module teaching staff: Team taught