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Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI)

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Legg, AFJ, Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI), UTAS, City Hall, Hobart, pp. 40 (program) (2015) [Other Exhibition]


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Abstract

The Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI) is firmly acknowledged as one of the most innovative and professionally structured orchestral training schools in the country. It is also a major research focus for the development of appropriate assessment tools for large musical ensembles within the tertiary sector. With strong links to industry through the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra and the international conductors and tutors on staff, AISOI proposes a curriculum delivery and assessment model that bridges tertiary and industry requirements and demands. The two weeks of intensive rehearsals, tutorials and concerts are carefully planned to simulate the schedule that would be followed by a professional orchestra. The timetable allows for personal practice time, enabling the participants to consolidate the advice received in both tutorials and rehearsals, thus providing a rewarding and musically satisfying experience. All the tutors and conductors have distinguished orchestral careers, and provide on-the-ground, constant updates, advice and guidance to the students throughout the institute. The assessment modelling, the research conducted by Dr Anne-Marie Forbes and Dr Heather Monkhouse is critical to the success of AISOI, and provides information central to the ongoing development and modification of the program. The link between traditional and non traditional research in this field is a major feature of this initiative, underpinning the key developments in large ensemble assessment and curriculum development.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Exhibition
Keywords:AISOI; Symphonic training school; TSO;
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Research Field:Music Performance
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:Music
Author:Legg, AFJ (Associate Professor Andrew Legg)
ID Code:106244
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Tasmanian College of the Arts
Deposited On:2016-02-02
Last Modified:2016-02-03
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