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The Thursday Evening Singers

Course code: QPAV106P

Subject area: Music & Performance

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:00 - 20:30

Days of week:

Thursday

Course date:

26th Sept 2024 - 12th Dec 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

A weekly singing group meeting on Thursday evenings to explore the joys of working together to blend, express and perform songs in a relaxed environment with a very experienced singing educator. Also, there is the chance to cover material chosen and arranged to suit the group involved and the styles of songs appropriate to group members.
Physical, breathing, and vocal exercises will be used to help with the styles and techniques we will be covering as well as general vocal health. Sessions will then move onto chosen and/or arranged songs specifically tailored for the group. We will work on singing together with a good, blended tone, unison and harmony songs, good expression, and performance. Both older and contemporary music of differing styles and genres can be covered.

Please note that there will be no session on 31/10/24.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Look out for workshops and singing courses in the future through Oxfordshire Adult Learning which will include different material or consider joining a singing group or society if you are not in one already.
Entry criteria
This group is aimed at amateur enthusiastic singers who especially wish to expand their knowledge, expression, communication, and performance of group songs. You do not need to have had a lot of experience singing before. There are no entry requirements for this group.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £158.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £158.40

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £79.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £79.20

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used on this course. They will include demonstration, practical, and group work.
As this group is unaccredited, informal methods of assessment will be used. This could include discussion and observation. Your tutor will give you informal feedback.
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.