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MUSI6030 Professional Recital 2

Module Overview

This module aims to enhance the quality of instrumental or vocal study, developing your technical resources and repertory leading to the presentation of a professional-length concert with appropriate written work.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• Further expanding your knowledge and understanding of the repertoire of your instrument or voice. • Make further advances in all areas of your ability as a musician that will enable you to perform to an advanced level. • Prepare you for a 60-minute recital/set, usually taking place in the evening.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • The recital repertoire relevant to your instrument or voice.
  • The further study of advanced technical material relating to your instrument or voice
  • The planning and preparation of a recital of a professional (or near professional) standard.
  • The self-motivational and performance anxiety management skills needed when undertaking a career as a professional performing musician.
  • Jazz and Pop – constructing a professional press kit
  • Classical – constructing a professional programme with notes
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Use your performance skills in other areas, for example, presentations or lectures not necessarily related to music.
  • Use your understanding of repertoire and concert planning in an arts administration role.
  • Pass on the skills you have acquired in a teaching role.
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Plan and perform your own full-length recital programmes.
  • Plan the technical work that you will need to undertake to support the performance of your chosen repertoire.
  • Present your recitals in an appropriate manner paying attention to matters of deportment and dress.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Assess the suitability of repertoire for different performing scenarios.
  • Make informed judgements on matters of authenticity and style relating to your repertoire.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the technical disciplines that relate to your instrument or voice.
  • Classical - Convey to the audience through programme notes information on your repertoire
  • Jazz and Pop – Convey to potential venues through a press kit who you are and what you do


Following on from module MUSI 6027 Professional Recital 1 this module aims to make further advances in the quality of instrumental or vocal study, developing your technical resources and repertory leading to the presentation of an evening recital with appropriate written work.

Special Features

Innovative or special features of this module include: - The academic support available to a student undertaking a postgraduate performance degree at a university rather than at a music college. - The opportunity to perform in established, professional music venues.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include • Individual tuition (18 hours) with a specialist teacher, developing technically and musically, learning repertoire appropriate to the module. Learning activities include • Participation in regular performance classes. • Attendance at lunchtime concerts and workshops/workshops held in the music department. • Engaging in relevant performance projects and workshops run by the department, visiting musicians and faculty.

Wider reading or practice572
Practical classes and workshops12
Total study time602


Assessment Strategy

Assessments designed to provide informal, on-module feedback - Instrumental or vocal tutor’s comments and advice at individual lessons. - Feedback on informal performances given during classes. - Assessment provided by visiting artists/teachers of performance during workshops and master classes. All the aspects of this module relate to the planned learning outcome, that of enhancing your ability to give a public recital at an advanced level.


MethodPercentage contribution
Recital  (60 minutes) 90%
Written assignment 10%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework  (60 minutes) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Paying for a Music accompanist

Students may wish to hire professional accompanists to play with them in performance exams. Accompanists charge varying levels of fee (rarely more than £60.00 per exam accompaniment, including prior rehearsal) and students are expected to pay the fees themselves.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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