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PT Lecturer: Contextual Studies 1 & 2 (Classical Pathway)

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Classical

Location:  3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD
Salary:  £32,236 to £48,677 per annum pro rata
Part Time / Term Time only
Hours per Week:  2
Weeks per Year:  20
Closing Date:  Monday 19 August 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  192003-R

Applications are welcomed for the delivery of the following modules on the BA (Hons) Classical Pathway, beginning in September 2019.

  • Contextual Studies 1 (Historical Musicology Lectures)

(1 hour per week for 20 teaching weeks). This is timetabled on Thursdays at 12pm and due to the demand on lecture rooms throughout the week we are aiming to keep to this day/time.

The conservatoire is seeking a part-time lecturer to deliver the historical musicology strand of the Contextual Studies 1 module that is taken by all first year students on the programme.

This element of a team-taught module equips students with an understanding of the history of classical music at level 4 through a detailed examination of repertoire, its style and effects on the development of classical music. Indicative content: Study is focused on four main themes: Different voices; Rhythmic language and devices; Melodic development; Harmonic language and function. Within these study areas, key works, musicians, compositional techniques, reception and environment are evaluated in detail. For example: Different voices examines the styles of singing that are utilised in early music, lieder, romantic opera through to twentieth century developments. Links are drawn with aesthetic theories, exploring how these historical styles may be contextualised today. Rhythmic language and devices explores the way in which rhythm has changed in both style and function from early music through to the present day. Intercultural links are studied (e.g. Messiaen’s use of Indian rhythm, the influence of African rhythmic devices on Steve Reich’s music). Melody and harmony are studied in a similar way, using examples from across historical periods to examine the nature of artistic developments, the influences on these developments and the subsequent consequences, musically and culturally. Assessment, by essay, relates directly to the areas outlined above.

  • Contextual Studies 2 (Historical Musicology Lectures)

(1 hour per week for 20 teaching weeks, with the possibility of dividing some lectures into seminar groups). This is timetabled on Thursdays at 3pm and due to the demand on lecture rooms throughout the week we are aiming to keep to this day/time.

The conservatoire is seeking a part-time lecturer to deliver the historical musicology strand of the Contextual Studies 2 module that is taken by all second-year students on the programme.

This element of a team-taught module further enhances students' knowledge of musicology, taught through a detailed examination of repertoire, its style and effects on the development of classical music. It is delivered via a weekly one-hour lecture. Indicative content: Study is focused on three main themes: Repetition; Virtuosity; Music and theatre. Within these study areas, key works, musicians, compositional techniques, reception and environment are evaluated in detail. For example: Repetition examines the changing role of repetition in music. Links are drawn with aesthetic theories, exploring how developments may be contextualised with regards to cultural changes within the arts in general. Virtuosity explores the way in which advancements in instrument manufacturing and technical ability has allowed composers to push musical parameters to ever further limits. The role of virtuosity in different historical periods is examined and connections are made with aesthetic theories and wider cultural observations. Music and theatre examines factors in the development of opera and other theatrical approaches in the twentieth century such as music theatre and instrumental theatre. Assessment relates directly to the areas outlined above, and tasks include a researched essay with detailed musical analysis.

 
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The HR department is contactable on 01132 223425 or by email on jobs@lcm.ac.uk

Leeds College of Music aims to be an inclusive employer and we welcome and encourage applications from a range of different backgrounds. We are currently trialling anonymous shortlisting. Your name and personal details will not be visible to the shortlisting panel until the shortlist has been completed. 

 
 

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