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Aslaug Slette: Aural Awareness in Ensemble Rehearsals

A qualitative study of three undergraduate chamber music ensembles playing Western classical music.

Summary

This PhD project aims at understanding the role and significance of aural awareness, as well as its underlying knowledge resources, within a real-life musical context such as ensemble rehearsals. In what ways are undergraduate music students aurally aware during ensemble rehearsals, and how does their aural awareness influence their collaborative efforts of improving their play?

This problem area is explored through a case study with three student chamber ensembles from The Norwegian Academy of Music. Video observations of their rehearsals and focus group interviews constitute the data. From a socio-cultural perspective, the study provides answers to how different knowledge resources functions as tools as the students are aurally aware during ensemble rehearsals.

The dissertation

Title: Aural awareness in ensemble rehearsals. A qualitative case study of three undergraduate chamber music ensembles playing Western classical music.

The dissertation is a monograph and it is written i English.

The dissertation is available in NMH's digital archive Brage.

Published: May 5, 2014 — Last updated: Mar 9, 2023