In this unit students continue their previous study of one Chinese instrument in both small group and ensemble settings. They are encouraged to build on technical capacity developed in their first semester's study, and to perform a wider range of pieces. They will also engage with a range of recordings and live performances of Chinese music to further develop their understandings of traditional and contemporary Chinese music, and of how Chinese musical instruments have featured in a variety of musical contexts.
1 x 2hr group lesson/seminar per week; 1 x 1hr tutti rehearsal per week in weeks 6-12; (some additional rehearsals may be arranged prior to concerts).
Online Discussion of Set Recordings (15%); Reflective Diary (10%); Instrument Study and Performance (75%)
Students may seek permission from the co-ordinator if pre-requisites are not met.