ADVANCED PERFORMANCE - 2020/1
Module code: MUSM041
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information, the University has had to change the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes, together with certain University services and facilities for the academic year 2020/21.
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This module is geared exclusively to the preparation (both instrumentally/vocally and intellectually) of a single concert performance. The module only suits students who have a high level of independent learning skills as the quantity of tuition is limited and intended to provide interpretative guidance rather than more basic skills in learning repertoire.
All students on this module are encouraged to give the first performance of a new work, and are encouraged to work with composers to this end.
Music and Media
MCGRATH John (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 45
ECTS Credits: 22.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: W310
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Performance A and Performance B. Only very exceptional cases may be accepted by audition
Individual practice, lessons, some coaching (if appropriate), concert performance
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||35-MINUTE RECITAL||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the self-sufficient development of technical, interpretative and performance skills at, or on the threshold of, a professional standard and to enable them to show an informed awareness of all aspects of performance including repertoire and programming.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- A 35-minute solo recital on their main instrument or voice
- This will be agreed with instrumental/vocal tutors and performance staff but may include informal play-throughs and/or trialling repertoire in off-campus concerts
- From instrumental tutors
- From relevant performance staff depending on formative assessment as above
- Detailed written feedback is given after the formative assessment detailing strengths and areas for improvement.
- To enable you to develop technical, musical and interpretational skills to a level which prepares you for presenting solo concerts with maturity, authority and control in a wide range of complex and challenging repertoire
- To enable you to develop a professional level of stamina in performance.
- To encourage you to work with composers in the creation of new repertoire
|1||A full and secure range of technical and interpretational skills appropriate to the repertoire and informed by your understanding of a range of performance issues||K|
|2||The development of new skills and techniques where necessary in the preparation of repertoire, demonstrating effective and analytical learning techniques||C|
|3||The application of such new skills in repertoire not actually studied without guidance||P|
|4||A communicative and authoritative sense of performance with ease, fluency, control, musical awareness and accuracy||K|
|5||Understanding and appropriate use of all research resources in the preparation of repertoire||CT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 10
Independent Study Hours: 364
Seminar Hours: 30
Tutorial Hours: 6
Practical/Performance Hours: 40
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- support you as you continue to extend and refine your technical, interpretative and performance skills LO 1-4
- enable you to work as a largely self-sufficient learner as you research and prepare repertoire LO5
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Individual tuition
- Individual practice
- Coaching as appropriate
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for ADVANCED PERFORMANCE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/musm041
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.