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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

MUSS1320 Performance

20 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Ms Jo Fairley
Email: j.n.fairley@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

We expect students to have attained a minimum mark of 80% in ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall, or Rockschool Grade 8 or equivalent, or to be of equivalent standard.

Students will not be able to enrol on this module directly. If you are a Single or Joint Honours Music student, please return the forms that you have been sent in August in order to select this module.

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module addresses the progressive development of instrumental or vocal technique and the development of performance skills through repertoire studies, the development of associated skills of aural awareness, sight reading and memorising, and skills in time-management and professional communication. Students will take individual lessons with a specialist teacher. These are normally taken at fortnightly intervals. Students are expected to practice for a minimum of an hour a day with only occasional days of rest from practice. Assessment includes two short performances and two pieces of written work.

Objectives

The progressive development of instrumental or vocal technique and the development of performance skills through repertoire studies; the development of associated skills of aural awareness, sight reading and memorising, and skills in time-management and professional communication.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Manage their time effectively
- Communicate with professional musicians effectively
- Take responsibility for their own development as performers
- Show development of instrumental/vocal technique
- Display skills in musical communication
- Show development of musical expression
- Reflect critically on their progress and achievements as performers
- Engage in informal peer assessment


Syllabus

This varies from student to student depending upon the chosen instrumental or vocal study. Students will take individual lessons with a specialist teacher. These are normally taken at fortnightly intervals.

Students are expected to practice for a minimum of an hour a day with only occasional days of rest from practice; students may be expected to take part in departmental ensembles as appropriate.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Instrumental/Vocal Lesson121.0012.00
Peer Observation32.006.00
Lecture11.001.00
Private study hours181.00
Total Contact hours19.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Individual practice and preparation for performances - 181 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Reports from instrumental/vocal teachers
- Regular feedback from instrumental/vocal teachers in individual lessons
- End-of-semester performances.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment*Report on lessons and progress0.00
In-course AssessmentSelf-assessment report5.00
In-course AssessmentReport on level 2/3 class observation5.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)10.00

*This report is an essential, required element of the module, without which the module cannot be passed. The report on lessons and progress is available for resit in the case of mitigating or other agreed extenuating circumstances.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins35.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins55.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)90.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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