MUSP4721 - Ensemble Practice A


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
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 leading a group.

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

About 3 ensemble projects in a total amount of about 75 hours work, including group rehearsals, independent work.

Up to 8 hours group instruction in score reading etc.

6 hours tutoring with musician/singer from the professional ensemble.

Training in auditions for temp approval (or equivalent)

This subject is a collaboration with The Trondheim Soloists, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Opera, Trondheim Vocal Ensemble, The Royal Norwegian Airforce Band, or other relevant ensemble.

The student prepares a report describing the practice, i.e. period, repertoire, supervisor, conductor, concert time and place, etc.

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 reflection/understanding. The performance and the musical reflection will be equally emphasized in the assessment.

Specific conditions

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 of Arts in Music Performance 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 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
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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