Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton

MUSI2008 Performance Tuition (Joint Studies)

Module Overview

Students prepare a solo programme on two different instruments perfoming solo (e.g. a piano recital), or may work with an accompanist (e.g. a pianist or harpsichordist) or a small accompanying group (e.g. a continuo ensemble, or a rhythm section).

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Technical problems and solutions on chosen instruments.
  • Individual practice techniques.
  • Ensemble practice technique (with accompanists).
  • Stage presentation and audience communication.
  • Repertoire of chosen instruments.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Ability to apply practice techniques to new repertoire.
  • Structure practice sessions effectively.
  • Self-evaluate in practice and rehearsal to continue to improve.
  • Argue for or against a musical or stylistic approach to a piece in your repertoire.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Ability to be self critical musically and technically.
  • Ability to organise your time efficiently.
  • Ability to work and perform independently.
  • Ability to listen more intently and critically.
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Greater musical control of your instruments (including dynamic range, colour range, shape and structure, and phrasing).
  • Greater technical control of your instruments (facility, pitch range, flexibility, tone control, muscular coordination).
  • Greater understanding of performance in various contexts.


You will meet with your instructor individually and will be required to learn repertoire appropriate to your level and year. You will attend lunchtime concerts and engage in relevant performance projects and workshops run by visiting musicians and faculty. You will be required to perform in any performances that the faculty deems appropriate. At the end of the year you will be required to give an assessed performance for each instrument.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching will be delivered in lessons with specialist teachers and workshop sessions. You will be given the opportunity to perform in classes/workshops, department performance projects (often resulting in public performance), as well as the opportunity to take part in workshops and masterclasses with visiting performers. You will also learn while listening and observing lunchtime concerts and while rehearsing with accompanists (if appropriate for your programme).

Independent Study280
Total study time300

Resources & Reading list

Naxos Music Library.



MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (20 minutes) 70%
Lesson 30%


MethodPercentage contribution
Examination 70%
Lesson 30%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Share this module Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share this on Weibo
Privacy Settings