MA group meeting Judging quality in creative activities The role of personal opinion (of student/teacher) The role of the audience/academic judgement (how to balance the different opinions) Importance of criteria - what are they and how should they be established - relevance of the first criteria The uncomfortable balance between expression and academic judgement The purpose of music - to enjoy or to 'learn'? Inspiration and technique - how far can you get with either The role of method - how personal are these - can someone use someone else's method. Is tonality a method? Is serialism a method? Serialism has a very distinct effect on the sound of the result - does this make the method better/worse/more or less effective?