Singapore University of Social Sciences

Ensemble Study and Performance

Ensemble Study and Performance (BMU388)

Applications Open: 01 April 2021

Applications Close: 31 May 2021

Next Available Intake: July 2021

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2523 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


BMU388 Ensemble Study and Performance provides an overview of the key elements in ensemble preparation and teaching. Students get to be equipped with the practice and the basic principles of running an effective music ensemble rehearsal. Techniques and strategies taught will be applicable to a variety of ensembles, including jazz ensemble, bands, choirs, and chamber groups. The course will also the logistic of setting up and running an ensemble.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • An introduction to Ensemble
  • Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Lecture Rehearsal
  • Aesthetics in different musical genres, instrument and ensemble
  • Identifying and developing 'Best Practice'
  • Idiomatic Vocabulary used to describe and appraise performance
  • Ensemble Preparation and Rehearsal
  • Ensemble Practice with Teamates
  • Consider information interesting and useful for the audience
  • Articulation, Balance, and Tone
  • Phrasing and Intonation
  • Performing in an Ensemble

Learning Outcome

  • Select an appropriate Ensemble approach
  • Plan, prepare and perform for an Ensemble.
  • Appraise ensemble performance using idiomatic vocabulary
  • Analyse rehearsal strategies and techniques
  • Critique strategies used in an Ensemble setting
  • Design appropriate strategies for an Ensemble
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