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Modules

MUS2058 : Performance Studies 2

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

1) to develop further your performance skills and technical proficiency on one or more instruments
and/or voice.
2) to extend and broaden your repertoire encompassing a range of music from a variety of performance
traditions, historical epochs, national origins and genres, as appropriate.
3) to enhance your awareness of the relationships between performance and other aspects of musical
study.

In this module you take regular lessons on your instrument(s)/voice with an assigned tutor, in which you further develop appropriate technical and interpretative skills in MUS1058 and apply them to a broad range of musical styles and genres. One-to-one lessons are supplemented with masterclass and workshops opportunities with Heads of Studies and / or visiting artists.

Outline Of Syllabus

Syllabus guidelines for individual study are set out in the Performance Studies Handbook and vary according to instrument or voice.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture22:004:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical121:0012:00One-to-one tuition.
Guided Independent StudySkills practice1531:00153:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00Masterclass / workshop
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork181:0018:00Student concert
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork91:009:00concert attendance (professional lunchtime concerts)
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Individual lessons are the forum for development of appropriate technical and interpretative skills. Group classes (master-classes, ensemble rehearsals and performances, performance workshop etc.) provide opportunities for further developing a range of performing, rehearsing and ensemble skills. Lectures introduce a range of issues related to stage presentation and professional practice.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Performance101A20Interim test
Performance202A70Solo or group recital of 20 minutes: may be followed by a viva voce discussion
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Reflective log1A10Self assessment form
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1ATechnical test
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Interim test will require you to demonstrate the musical and technical skills you have developed during the first semester, and provides an opportunity to receive feedback on work-in-progress at the mid-point of the year. The Recital allows you to demonstrate musical, expressive, and technical skills developed through your individual and group lessons and in private practice; there is an additional focus on presentation and communication at Stage 2, as the end-of-year Recital is a public event.

The written self assessment requires you to evaluate your progress against an appropriately formulated plan of study; to explain your choice of repertoire; to document your working processes in tuition, practice and research, as well as your regular participation in student performances and in workshops; and to respond critically to professional concerts you attended.

Your one-to-one tutor will also write a progress report, which will be available to the assessment panel for consultation at the time of your end-of-year recital.

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