Orchestral Parts and Solos for Viola 4

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105PVI4 ZK 1 1 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 15 to 20 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student has mastered effective and professionally appropriate study, rehearsal and examination techniques.

The student has craft skills in relation to representative repertoire, various styles, etc.

The student recognizes, interprets, arranges, realizes, and/or memorizes musical material using musical notation and/or listening.

The student becomes aware of, reflects on and develops his/her own learning style and the skills and strategies necessary to do so.

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Prerequisites and co-requisites

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Course contents

Learning objectives:

Orchestral Parts and Solos for Viola 4 is directly related to the course Playing in the Orchestra. The aim of the course is individual preparation of viola parts, especially in terms of bowing and fingering, and development of agile orientation when playing from the page. Its focus broadens the student's spectrum of knowledge and skills to include those that condition his/her possible future employment as a soloist and orchestral player. Emphasis is placed on the flexibility of technical mastery of compositions in the shortest possible time and mastery of the manner of playing in a symphony orchestra, instrumental and interpretative mastery of works of the orchestral repertoire, and careful acceptance of the teacher's comments. This develops, over a longer period of time, the technique and quality of the performance of the piece, contributing to the quality of the student's presentation in the course Playing in the Orchestra. By practicing new repertoire, students prepare for possible auditions for chamber or symphony orchestras.

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Recommended or required reading

Instructions for the selection of compositions, their rehearsal and performance will be specified by the teacher, taking into account the individual abilities and talents of each student.

Example repertoire:

JANÁČEK, Leoš: Symphonietta, Taras Bulba

MARTINŮ, Bohuslav: Symphony Nos. 1-6

Other literature will be specified by the instructor during the semester, taking into account the student's talents and individual skills and in accordance with the current repertoire of the course Playing in the Orchestra.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in classes, playing selected repertoire in front of the teachers of the department. Other requirements: minimum 80% attendance.



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

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Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans