2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
MUSS2321 Performance for Visiting Music Students
20 creditsClass Size: 10
Module manager: Dan Gordon
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsSatisfactory performance by audition (this may be via recording), plus written confirmation of appropriate conduct at their home institution (attendance, etc.). Standard should normally be equivalent to a 60 in MUSS1320.
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, a student should be able to demonstrate mature, consistent and reliable performance skills throughout a 20-25 minute recital. The performance should exhibit a high level of technical fluency as well as of communicative and expressive qualities. The student should have developed as a performing musician through the extension of repertoire studies, the development of a high standard of aural awareness, and in most cases ensemble skills, (with sight-reading, improvising and memorising skills as appropriate). Regular performance classes, where students perform to their peers (with staff/repetiteur support), will enable them to be meaningfully articulate about their own performances and that of others. Students will be expected to work independently, plan their programme (with staff advice). Reliable organisation is essential.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, a student should be able to demonstrate mature, consistent and reliable performance skills throughout a 20-25 minute recital. The performance should exhibit a high level technical fluency as well as of communicative and expressive qualities.
The student should have developed as a performing musician through the extension of repertoire studies and the development of a high standard of musical skills including aural awareness, stagecraft, plus ensemble skills/sight-reading/improvisation/memorising skills as appropriate. The student will be able to work independently and plan his/her programme (with staff advice); reliable organisation is essential. The student should also be meaningfully reflective and articulate about his/her own performance and that of others.
On successful completion of this module students should:
• demonstrate a mature understanding of their instrument/voice's repertoire, and insight into other repertoires
• perform with a high level of musical expression and intellectual understanding of their chosen repertoire; display advanced skills in musical communication
• show advanced skills in instrumental/vocal technique
• have demonstrated independent motivation in their performance preparation, and be able to demonstrate organisational abilities with regard to other musicians if necessary
• be comfortably proficient with all aspects of stagecraft
• 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 2 1-hour lectures timetabled outside of regular performance class time.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||171.00|
|Total Contact hours||29.00|
|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.
Typically, a successful student on this module will spend approximately 18 or more hours per week (including non-teaching weeks) practising, 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|
|In-course Assessment||Payment of instrumental teacher and appropriate professional conduct.||0.00|
|Self/Peer Assessment||Oral feedback and discussion in class as well as participation in on-line discussions via the VLE.||0.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||0.00|
To pass the module, the coursework component must be passed: failure to pay the instrumental or vocal teacher will normally result in failure of this component, thus also the module. [Late payment will cause deduction of marks in the usual manner]. 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 25 mins||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
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.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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