2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
20 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Dan Gordon
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsNormally a pass mark of at least 60 in MUSS1320 and a satisfactory level of professionalism in working with external instrumental or vocal teacher(s), however if space permits students who do not achieve a mark of 60 on MUSS1320 may be admitted on a case-by-case basis
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module consists of individual instrumental/vocal lessons, performance classes, and individual practice and preparation. On completion of this module, you should be able to demonstrate proficient, consistent and reliable performance skills in two end-of-semester examinations. Some of your repertoire will be chosen from a set syllabus (please email the coordinator if you wish to see it before choosing to take this module). The performance should reflect the development of technical fluency as well as communicative and expressive qualities. You should develop as a performing musician through the extension of repertoire studies, aural awareness, stagecraft, and (in most cases) ensemble skills, with sight-reading, improvising and memorising skills as appropriate. Typically, you would spend approximately 12 or more hours each week in a practice room.Regular performance classes, where you perform to your peers (with staff/repetiteur support), will enable you to be meaningfully articulate about your own performances and that of others. You will be expected to work independently; reliable organisation is essential.
Objectives• the progressive deepening of musicianship - intellectual and emotional, development of performance skills and of instrumental/vocal technique, through the performance of a range of repertoire;
• the continued development of aural awareness along with specific skills such as improvisation, sight-reading and memorising as appropriate to the instrument and genre pursued;
• to learn communication and stagecraft skills;
• the development of ensemble performance skills;
• the development of critical skills, in self- and peer- assessment;
• the development of techniques of recording and reviewing independent work;
• to learn organisational and planning skills for performance.
On completion of this module students should:
• Show a mature understanding of their instrument/voice's repertoire, and a good working knowledge of other repertoires;
• Perform with a developed level of musical expression;
• Be independently motivated in their performance preparation;
• Be comfortably proficient with all aspects of stagecraft;
• Develop organisational abilities with regard to other musicians, promoters etc.;
• Show continued development of instrumental/vocal technique;
• Display advanced skills in musical communication;
• be capable of continued development through application of intelligent and efficient self-review;
• be able to contribute constructive review and criticism of a wide range of performances;
Students take a course of individual instrumental or vocal lessons with a specialist teacher. In addition, all students attend a course of performance classes, with opportunities for solo and ensemble work.
Students must contribute performances to these classes.
In addition, students must attend 4 1-hour lectures timetabled outside of regular performance class time.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||162.00|
|Total Contact hours||38.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyStudents are expected to spend time researching, choosing, and learning repertoire for their instrument or voice. They are also expected to practice all aspects of stagecraft for their performances.
Typically, a successful student on this module will spend approximately 12 or more hours each week in a practice room, as well as time at concerts (performing and listening), in libraries, listening to recordings, etc.
Students will typically receive up to 4 hours of individual coaching with the repetiteur.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackOngoing feedback is provided via class discussion, staff critique, and participation in peer feedback both in-class and via online means as well as through reports from specialist instrumental or vocal teacher. In most cases it is also informally monitored in rehearsals with a Repetiteur/coach, providing additional opportunities for feedback in both directions.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Self/Peer Assessment||Oral feedback and discussion in class as well as participation in on-line discussions via the VLE.||0.00|
|In-course Assessment||Appropriate professional conduct in dealing with instrumental/vocal teacher||0.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||0.00|
Full resit is not available because further instrumental lessons and classes will not be provided. Students will still be able to pass the module on resit by being assessed purely on the recital.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 15 mins||40.00|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 20 mins||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
Time of any resit is by mutual arrangement between repetiteur, other examiners, venue and the student.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 20/09/2018
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