Music Theater: Composing interdisciplinary concerts with text, image, sound and movement (Cassandra Onck)

Module code
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Practical Classes
Group size
8-10 students
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One 3 hour lesson per week
Total contact hours
30 hours
Study load
110 hours

Form / content / level

Affinity with music theater is necessary.
No audition is required.
See Competencies Matrix.
Developing experience with using the (vocal) instrument in a theatrical context.
Relation to other modules
Related to the other Music Theater modules and the Main Subject.
This course lets its students experience how they can use their own musicality to create and perform interdisciplinary concerts. The student will learn how to create and develop concepts for live music performances, work interdisciplinary and reflect on the meaning of music within their own practice.
The student will bring two songs/music pieces and four sources of inspiration from a different discipline (picture, texts, painting, article etc.). Through this material, the student will research how to compose interdisciplinary music performances.
During the classes theory and practice will be combined. Each week there will be a practical assignment that the student can work on. Next to the assignments we will read and discuss three shorts texts by artists and researchers that focus on live music performance within an interdisciplinary working practice.
To follow this course, affinity with music, experiment and live performance is essential. This course is also very suitable for instrumentalists and performing theater-makers.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group classes.
Material & Tools
Student activity
Preparing a presentation.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
One presentation in Arnhem during the 10th class.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a satisfactory at the end of the module.
Examination procedure
Students are assessed at the end of the module. The assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and a public performance in Arnhem during the 10th class.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

In these group classes, we will be working on vocal interpretation, elementary acting and integrating music and theater.