Course title:
Music All Around: How Environment Inspires Musical Composition
Tutor:
Mike Wheeler
Course ID:
C2346771
Start date:
05/05/2022
End date:
16/06/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 05 May 2022 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM 1.5
Thu 12 May 2022 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM 1.5
Thu 19 May 2022 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM 1.5
Thu 26 May 2022 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM 1.5
Thu 09 Jun 2022 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM 1.5
Thu 16 Jun 2022 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Thu 05 May 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 12 May 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 19 May 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 26 May 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 09 Jun 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 16 Jun 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
WEA
The Mill
Lodge Lane
Derby
DE1 3HB
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£36.90 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for improvers
This course is for beginners
This course is for improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You may wish to bring a folder for handouts, a notepad and pen. Nothing else is needed
Course aim:
This course aims to explore some of the ways in which composers have responded to their surroundings, prompting some of the most vivid and enjoyable music in the western classical tradition.
Course description:
As an exploration of some of the ways composers have responded to their surroundings, this course follows on from the previous term's 'Music all Around', but you do not need to have attended that course to sign up for this one. We begin with Grieg, Britten, Ravel, Fauré and others recreating bell sounds. After a session exploring the influence of birdsong, from a concerto by Vivaldi to piano music by Messiaen, we join Beethoven, Bridge, Debussy, Weir and others as they contemplate the night sky. Bridge, Debussy and Britten are among those portraying the sea, Gershwin, Elgar and Chabrier bring home musical souvenirs of foreign travel, and we enjoy gardens in the company of Delius, Ravel, Falla and Takemitsu.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. identify three features of composers' surroundings that prompted musical responses.
2. identify specific details that suggest those responses, in music from two or more of the sessions.
3. compare the responses of any two composers to the same stimulus.
4. Identify and discuss with the tutor and other students aspects of the music we listen to.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk