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Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

The module involves progressive training in String Chamber Ensemble and String Chamber Orchestra according to the framework outlined in Ensemble 1. Goals of the module include public performances and periodic interaction with professional members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra.


Contact time in the form of coaching with individual teachers and group projects will focus on an increased development of the repertoire and ensemble skills learned in Ensemble 1, as well as new and more advanced repertoire. Ensemble 2 will be built upon the consolidation of skills learned in Ensemble 1, as well as the development of more advanced skills and performance projects. The materials and repertoire of this module and the balance of the two key segments within each semester will be at the discretion of the programme director and studio teachers based on the distribution of instrumentalists within the student body and the available periods within the work schedules of the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

1.Demonstrate proficiency in individual preparation and in relating the individual parts to the full complexity of the musical composition 2.Display musical competences and take part in decision making as active member of a chamber ensemble

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

1.Demonstrate commitment to teamwork and take responsibility for the organisation of group rehearsals

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

1.Develop effective rehearsal techniques and time management in group preparation and integrate interpretive decisions into the rehearsal process 2.Refine individual performance skills in the ensemble context to establish a unified musical approach as a

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

The module is based on laboratory work in the form of master classes, coaching and group rehearsals. Students are expected to work constructively as part of a group or a team. The module may also include intense and concentrated periods of work for the students as directed by the course leader and keeping in line with the nature of performance projects.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

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Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Summer - 09/10

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