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MUS2090 : Performance Studies (Folk and Traditional Music) 2 (Inactive)

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


•       To develop performance skills on the student’s chosen main instrument (including voice), building upon the level achieved in MUS1090 and carrying this further
•       To develop an understanding of, and skills in, a range of traditional styles

A series of regular one hour one-to-one lessons (or equivalent, such as workshop participation, formatively assessed performance, or group lessons when deemed beneficial) will challenge and support students in the development of technique and repertoire building on the foundation established in MUS1090. While continuing to seek to widen the student’s horizon, the tutor may, after discussion with the student, direct in-depth study into one or more particular traditions. Although mainly practical, this module may include detailed listening assignments. Main tutor sessions will be supplemented throughout the year by various guest tutor lessons.

Outline Of Syllabus

Individually tailored one-to-one lessons or other activities to develop the student’s performance skills , musicality, and understanding.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical121:0012:001:1 instrumental & vocal lessons
Guided Independent StudySkills practice1161:00161:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork181:0018:00Student concert
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork91:009:00concert attendance (professional lunchtime concerts)
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

One to one teaching provides a focused basis for the development of performance skills on the student’s main instrument. This can be extended by alternative activities such as workshop participation, formatively assessed performance, or group lessons when deemed beneficial. The core of the student’s learning for this module lies in private study, which involves practice, listening, reading, and research. The student is required to consolidate and stretch his or her performance capability and understanding of the underlying principles of traditional music as this will contribute to the quality of his or her assessed recital.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Performance151A15Public recital lasting 15 minutes containing at least one solo item; this may be followed by a brief viva voce discussion.
Performance202A155-7 minute vocal group arrangement of traditional material
Performance202A70A public recital lasting 20 minutes, containing at least one solo item
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Performance1AInterim Recital containing 2 contrasting items
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

•Formative interim recital in Semester 1 containing two items; this may be followed by a brief viva voice discussion.

•100% Practical in Semester 2.
15mins recital containing three contrasting items, showing an element of repertoire worked on with guest tutors. This may be followed by a brief viva voice discussion.

•You may use an accompanist in both recitals, although one solo item is required.

The written self assessment requires you to evaluate your progress against an appropriately formulated plan of study, and to explain your choice of repertoire. Your performance diary includes evidence of your working processes in tuition, practice and research and your regular participation in student performances and in workshops, as well as responses to professional concerts you attended.
Your tutors report, self assessment report, and performance studies diary will be available to the assessment panel for consultation at the time of your end-of-year recital.

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