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Archived Version 2016 - 2017

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module offers a wide range of practical musical experiences through aural training; conducting, general musicianship; instrumental performance, and participation in the Chorale. The module also includes individual instrumental/vocal tuition, with subsidised lessons available on-site through the Artane School of Music.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a level of practical musicianship and instrumental/performance skills appropriate to Year 2.
2. Display foundational skills in conducting.
3. Engage in the organisation of choral rehearsals and performances, using the necessary interpersonal skills.
4. Apply the competencies acquired to the teaching context.
5. Display an appropriate practical knowledge of style and repertoire.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture12Conducting class and participation in practical assessment
Directed learning10Individual instrumental/vocal tuition.
Lecture54Choral rehearsals and performances
Directed learning49Individual practice in instrument(s)/voice; individual development of conducting and choral skills; group conducting rehearsal
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Kodály, Zoltán: 0, 333 Reading Exercises, EMB,
  • National Centre for Liturgy: 2011, Sing the Mass, Veritas, Dublin,
  • Willcocks, David and John Rutter: 1987, 100 Carols for Choirs, Oxford University Press, Oxford,
Other Resources

26743, Printed Music, Various composers, 2001, 100 Carols for Choirs, OUP, 26744, Printed Music, Various composers, 0, Choral Repertoire, 26745, Video, 0, Audio/Video Recordings of Repertoire, www.youtube.com, 26746, Website, Various composers, 0, Music Scores (Public Domain), www.cpdl.org,
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