Playing in the Orchestra 7

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
102HVO7 credit 4 48 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 64 to 84 hours of self-study English, Czech winter

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Learning objectives:

Playing in the Orchestra 7 introduces students to the rules of orchestra practice, its functioning and organization. It also allows students to gain invaluable experience in playing in an orchestral ensemble. It is taught in a block format common to all students in the performing instrumental degree programs. It thus becomes an important part of the preparation for one of the possible career options for students.

The experience of playing in an orchestra brings knowledge of teamwork, which significantly increases the possibilities of employment in the field after graduation. The goal of the training is to strengthen and develop the student's ability to work collaboratively and his/her adaptability to orchestral needs. It also continues the process of developing orchestral expression with an emphasis on artistic creativity.

In addition to further expanding knowledge of the repertoire and improving their own performance, the students' skills improve, leading to their employment as group leaders and concert masters, members of orchestral academies of foreign orchestras, and eventually lecturers of orchestral courses, as well as successful audition candidates for engagements in the world's finest orchestras.

Thematic areas:

Detailed overview of the most important performance styles and traditions

Advanced intonation, rhythm, articulation, sound, dynamic adaptability and flexibility

Formation of discipline, concentration and discipline in rehearsing concert productions

Learning outcomes

The student demonstrates a strong capacity for self-motivation and self-discipline, including the ability for self-study in preparation for continuous future learning with a view to a sustainable career path.

He/she has the ability to listen, collaborate, and prioritise common interests over advancing their own opinion.

He or she is flexible and able to acquire knowledge quickly in real time, and uses his or her imagination, intuition and emotional understanding to think and work creatively, flexibly and adaptively.

Can correctly and independently interpret required orchestral parts and apply and communicate their knowledge appropriately to other colleagues in the group.

Prerequisites and other requirements



Symphonic and chamber music from the 16th to the 21st century according to the AKS concert schedule.

Evaluation methods and criteria

Classes are held in a weekly block twice a semester. To receive credit examination, 100% attendance at concerts and rehearsals for those concerts for which the student is nominated is required. Intensive home preparation (rehearsal of the parts according to the dramaturgical concert plan) is expected.



Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

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