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Applied Music: Arranging, Ensemble Leadership and Conducting (12 points)


Leader: Peter Handsworth

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit is taught through interactive seminars and workshops addressing the relevant issues associated with the formation and management of an ensemble, repertoire and composition/arrangement/orchestration of scores for the ensemble and its musical direction. 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.

Assessment: Written (3000 words): 30% + Practical performance and arrangement/composition (6000 words equivalent): 70%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 hour seminar and 1 hour tutorial) per week

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