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MUSI1026 Performance Skills A

Module Overview

This module introduces music performance skills. You undertake individual tuition in your chosen performance specialism* (8 hours of lessons) along with a variety of workshops exploring topics from across the performance spectrum. With the help of your teachers, you will learn to self-critique and analyse your own performance(s) with an emphasis on self-reflection. *You elect the performance specialism you wish to be assessed; alongside instruments and singing, you can be assessed in electronic performance too. If you wish, you may wish to take two performance specialisms– e.g. flute and vocals – your individual tuition will be split equally across each specialism.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Effective communication through performing.
  • Effective programming of the repertoire of your chosen instrument (or voice).
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Display an informed musical understanding of your chosen repertoire
  • Structure practice sessions effectively.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Be self-critical musically and technically.
  • Organise your time efficiently.
  • Work and perform independently.
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Exert greater technical control over your instrument or voice

Syllabus

You will meet with your instructor individually and will be required to learn repertoire appropriate to your level and year, as well as technical materials provided by performance staff. You will attend lunchtime concerts and engage in relevant performance projects and workshops run by visiting musicians, members of the department and Heads of Performance. You will be assessed on the following: - a reflective report - a 3 minute video submission - a teacher assessment report

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

We are aiming to deliver a significant amount of your teaching face to face, blended with online learning, unless circumstances dictate otherwise. In which case the delivery could comprise an increased element of online learning, or move to entirely online if face to face teaching is not possible or advisable Teaching will be delivered in lessons with specialist teachers and workshop sessions. Where possible, you will be given the opportunity to participate in classes/workshops and department performance projects (often resulting in public performance), as well as the opportunity to take part in workshops and masterclasses with visiting performers. Where possible, you will also learn while listening and observing lunchtime concerts and while rehearsing with accompanists (if appropriate for your programme).

TypeHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions80
Wider reading or practice20
Completion of assessment task45
Tutorial6
Total study time151

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Reflective report 30%
Teacher assessment 40%
Video  (3 minutes) 30%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Reflective report 30%
Teacher’s report 40%
Video  (3 minutes) 30%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Reflective report 30%
Teacher’s report 40%
Video  (3 minutes) 30%
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