MUSP4721 - Ensemble Practice A


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Practical examination 100/100

Course content

The course deals with different aspects of ensemble playing, such as individal preparations, rehearsal situations, musical score understanding and group management.

Learning outcome

The candiate:
- has knowledge of the repertoire for the relevant type of ensemble.
The candidate:
- has developed the ability to understand the ensemble's inner dynamics, and find the balance between individual and collective initiative.
- can present and communicate music for an audience.

Learning methods and activities

Up till 10 hours individual instruction and/or group instruction. About 3 ensemble projects in a total amunt of about 75 hours work, including group rehearsals, independent work. This subject is a collaboration with The Trondheim Soloists, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Norwegian Airforce Band, or other relevant ensemble.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Ensemble projects

Further on evaluation

Examination: Two weeks before the exam, the student will be assigned extracts from the repertoire they have been playing in the ensemble. The student must perform the extracts, and explain their musical Choices based on the score and musical refelction/understanding. The performance and the musical reflection will be equally emphasized in the assessment.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance (MMUSP)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the bachelor's or Master's programme in Music Performance Studies and a qualifying audition.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music



Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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