Global Opportunities

MUS2094 : Additional Performance Studies (Folk and Traditional Music) 2

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


•       To develop performance skills on a student’s chosen second instrument (including voice)
•       To develop a widening repertory
•       To develop skills in accompanying singers and/or dancers where appropriate

This module will offer 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) on the student’s chosen second instrument (including voice) will challenge and support students in the development of technique and repertoire.

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 or vocal lessons (PIP can be occasionally online)
Guided Independent StudySkills practice1152:00152:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork181:0018:00PIP Concert attendance (professional lunchtime concerts)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork181:0018:00PIP Student concerts
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

One-to-one teaching provides a focused basis for the development of performance skills on second instrument. The core of student’s learning for this module lies in private study, which involves practice, listening, reading, and research as appropriate and which will contribute to your assessed recital. Independent study is encouraged to build the student’s repertoire and understanding of style in traditional music, and may feed into their MUS2092 ensemble work.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Performance101M20A public recital lasting 10 minutes, containing two contrasting items, one of them solo
Performance202A70A public recital lasting 20 minutes, containing at least one solo item.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M10Written programme notes
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Please note the use of fixed penalties in marking for recital length underruns and overruns, as follows:

1.Recitals that over-run by more than 10% will lose 3 points off their final mark and will be stopped in order to try and keep to the published schedule.

2.Recitals that under-run by more than 10% but less than 20% will lose 3 points off their mark.

3.Recitals that under-run by 20% or more will lose 10 points off their mark.

Formal written Programme Notes are submitted before summer recital. These programme notes should include self-reflective content and observations from performances, these will be marked by Module Leader.

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 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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