New rubrik to develop ensemble playing
Australian Pipe Band College has adopted an ensemble education rubrik to assist bands in building music performance skills and an understanding of the adjudication process.
The rubrik was developed during a professional development workshop hosted by the Victorian branch and following participation by four Australian adjudicators in an online seminar presented by the British Columbia Pipers’ Society.
Following presentation of the rubrik to Victorian bands, it was made available to Pipe Bands Australia for distribution. College music principals have welcomed the new education and training resource and believe it will build knowledge among bands of ensemble expectations.
The overall aim of this document is to provide a better understanding of ensemble presentation for all bands, and the current criteria the Ensemble judges are utilising to assess musical performances at our contests.
The ensemble rubrik is available to download from the Pipe Bands Australia website http://www.pipebandsaustralia.com.au/ensemble-adjudication