Aural Awareness in Ensemble Rehearsals

Project leader:
Aslaug Louise Slette

Project period:
2010 – 2014

Research centre:
CERM

Approach:
Development work

Topic:
Aural skills, Ear training, Chamber music

Fellowship project
Ph.D. in Music Education

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

This Ph.D. 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. Through 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.

Doctoral Thesis

Slettes doctoral thesis is available in NMH Brage:
Aural awareness in ensemble rehearsals. A qualitative case study of three undergraduate chamber music ensembles playing Western classical music. 

Project leader

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Aslaug Louise Slette

Associate Professor

Instrument Didactics



Last updated: 27. September 2014