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Course Overview

Practical Musicianship is a fully interactive course designed to develop students' musicianship skills whilst examining the pedagogy and resources required to transfer musicianship skills to participants in a diverse range of settings regardless of starting ability. Participatory music making, socio-cultural learning and experience of working in groups will be explored in this course.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Pauline Black

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Bachelor Of Music With Honours (Community Music) or Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities) or Bachelor of Music with Honours (Education)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will consist of practical workshops that will prepare students with the pedagogical understanding necessary for their education and community music (ECM) placements. It will provide them with base-line skills in areas that will be necessary in their work as musicians engaging with a variety of diverse groups. Students on this course will have the opportunity to develop as practical musicians who understand both community resource and restrictions.

Skill areas:




Rehearsing and Directing



Further Information & Notes

Students must have membership of Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

2000 word essay (50%)

Individual oral presentation (50%)


Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Oral feedback will be provided by the lecturer on draft work during the year. Written feedback will be provided on report forms following submission of the assessment.

Course Learning Outcomes

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