The orchestral season ADED11313

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Repeated in Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces students to music that will be played during the first part of the orchestral season. We shall examine a wide range of repertoire in detail, and will also explore relevant artistic and organisational issues that concern orchestras today.


2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Block 1 and Block 2, weeks 1-5

Wednesdays, 14.00-16.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No


Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Analyse a selection of music from a wide range of currently available repertoire.

■ Examine the relevant artistic and organisational issues that underpin the functioning of orchestras.

■ Develop students' understanding of orchestral music in performance.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically evaluate and discuss a selection of musical works.

■ Understand internal structuring compositional techniques.

■ Locate musical works within the history and development of the musical canon.

■ Understand how an orchestra that is capable of performing sophisticated musical pieces is maintained.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits