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Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

Assignment Cover Sheet

Assignment Reference: Title: Units: Date Set: Timing within Course: Time Span Submission Deadline:

Level 3 Diploma in Music Without Words Unit 40, Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble GC3, GC4 Friday 13th September 2013 Term 1 2 weeks Performance is on Thursday 3rd October Tumblr Dairy in Monday 1st October Extensions (to be agreed) Debrief Friday 4th October Tutorials Friday 4th October As well as working with musical directors and other company members, independent study is essential. Research is necessary, proof of which will be in your Tumblr diary. Rehearsals and performances will be observed as evidence. Notebooks and correct clothing will be required. Your Tumblr diary will form essential evidence, and this includes blogged entries, director notes, comments and evaluations.

Special Considerations: Resources:

Level 3 Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Andrew Pettitt on 5th September 2013

Antony Cochrane, David Mackinnon

Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

Directors in charge of Assignment: Antony Cochrane, David Mackinnon Relevant Departmental Notes: Assessment throughout this course is essentially formative, company members can re-visit criteria to arrive at their final assessment grades. Evidence: This will be in the form of blogs/logs, observed participation, director observation, video recordings and research notes
This project is inextricably linked to all other performances

Grading Criteria: Pass, Merit or Distinction are attainable. English and Maths: This project will include functional skills in English and Maths. Please bear in mind your industry requires eloquent use of English and accurate use of figures, to which end, the continuing development of these skills are firmly embedded inside all your work. Note on copyright and plagiarism: This process will require independent research. Copying from the internet and additional sources is not appropriate and violates copyright and will be classed as plagiarism unless fully annotated and credited. You must make your work your own. We need to see that you have an understanding of the areas that you have researched. Copying work directly from ANY source will not be tolerated. If you quote ANY existing material you must put it in quotation marks and in brackets, attribute the source / author. For example: “Copying is cheating” (Robbie McGovan, 2013, Miskin Theatre)

On completion of this project you should

1. Be able to develop as a musical ensemble 2. Be able to perform as a musical ensemble.

Level 3 Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Andrew Pettitt on 5th September 2013

Antony Cochrane, David Mackinnon

Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

THE BRIEF

As an artist you will be expected to work effectively with others in a team and company settings to achieve a common aim. This process will give you the opportunity to work as part of a larger ensemble company to devise a piece of live music whilst also developing your teambuilding and communication skills. It is essential to the overall outcome that you demonstrate the ability to work as a collective to deliver a shared intention. It is important that you are able to look beyond the obvious and fully explore any given stimulus. You will work as an ensemble company and explore music as an art form, producing a piece of music using a picture as a stimulus. Inspired by this picture you will find further pictures to create a slide show to accompany your music lasting between four and eight minutes. You will compose and rehearse music to play live to this slide show. The piece will be highly dynamic, however words are not appropriate. The entire company is expected to contribute to the research, devising and development of the final performance. You should gain an understanding of the key behaviours and attitudes required in order to rehearse, communicate, cooperate and put out a devised music piece. You should make sure you write notes throughout rehearsals ensuring you record detailed peer and directors’ feedback. Your journey and personal development is vital, so it is important that you don’t just write a timetable of what you have done, but continuously be analysing your own and others performance throughout. You will also be taking part in a variety of group discussions, sharing and discussing and this will contribute to your functional skills and individual course requirements. Professional Practice: Please be aware that you will be putting professional practice into action within The Miskin Theatre, which is a publicly licensed professional environment in which you are effectively an intern being given the opportunity to publicly test your skills and gain creditable industrial experience.

Level 3 Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Andrew Pettitt on 5th September 2013

Antony Cochrane, David Mackinnon

Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

What you need to do Task 1 (40-GC3&GC4)) Evidence- Tumblr, Obs, recording In your groups you will write and perform a piece of music that describes a picture given to you at the briefing. You need to arrive at the session with at least one musical idea to show your group. The resulting music will be recorded and documented in your Tumblr diary. After the session we will analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the workshop, which also need to be documented on your tumblr site. Task 2 (40-GC 3) Evidence- Tumblr, Obs After individually finding high-resolution images to represent your groups theme. The group will present their images to each other in order to create the finished slide show to be projected at the performance. It is important that the pictures represent a dynamic journey or narrative that will have a dramatic effect upon the audience. Task 3 (40GC3) Evidence- Tumblr, Obs You will take part in several workshops in which the group will use composing techniques, working together to produce live music. You will
need to include in your tumblr diary details on improving rehearsal strategies, improvements in your ability to perform as a musical ensemble and how to communicate effectively as a group

Task 4 (40GC3&GC4)
You will give a performance consisting of the repertoire you have prepared in rehearsal to a live audience lasting between 4 and 8 minutes

Write notes throughout rehearsals and submit these on the blogs and your musicians Tumblr diary, ensuring you record detailed peer and director feedback and annotate research. You will be expected to include the following: Daily accounts Detailed weekly evaluations, including your views on your personal development, what you have learnt in workshops and rehearsals Strengths Weaknesses Plan of action Overall Evaluation
Level 3 Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Andrew Pettitt on 5th September 2013 Antony Cochrane, David Mackinnon

Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

PLEASE NOTE IN THIS UNIT YOU CAN ACHIEVE PASS, MERIT, DISTINCTION Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Music Name:

Project: Without Words Unit Title: Working and developing as a musical ensemble(Unit 40) Aim and Purpose:In this unit musicians will develop their abilities to work together in musical ensembles. Criteria: 3 Initials: AC, DM IV: AP Overall Grade Achieved: Date: and 4
To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the musician is able to: P1 develop as a musical To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that the musician is able to: M1 develop as a musical To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that the musician is able to: D1 develop as a musical ensemble Evidence Grade

ensemble competently with limited tutor support
P2 perform as a musical

ensemble confidently with total independence
M2 perform as a musical

demonstrating mastery of the processes involved
D2 perform as a musical ensemble

Observation Tumblr Recordings Observation Video

ensemble with minor errors that do not detract from the performance.

ensemble competently.

with flair and interpretation.

Level 3 Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Andrew Pettitt on 5th September 2013

Antony Cochrane, David Mackinnon

Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

Feedback:

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Level 3 Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Andrew Pettitt on 5th September 2013

Antony Cochrane, David Mackinnon