PERFORMANCE B - 2021/2
Module code: MUSM040
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You will be required to attend rehearsals and concerts as agreed with the Head of Performance, and will be expected to play a full part in the musical life of the Department.
In addition to your assessed performance you will be required to perform a significant solo or small ensemble item in a major Department concert (eg Wednesday lunchtime concert) on an unassessed basis. You should do this at least twice during the module.
The assessment will take place in a public concert.
Music and Media
MCGRATH John (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: W310
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Successful completion of Performance A, and the permission of the Module Convenor. Performance A or (exceptionally) audition
Indicative content includes:
- Individual practice, participation in rehearsals and concerts (both as a solo and ensemble player)
- Reflection on and study of issues relating to performance
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||15-MINUTE RECITAL||80|
|Coursework||1000-WORD WRITTEN COURSEWORK||20|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the development of technical, interpretative and performance skills moving closer to a professional standard and to enable them to undertake informed reflection on aspects of performance.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• A 15-minute solo recital on their main instrument given in public
• A 1000 word account (reflective or critical in nature) on a topic arising from their performance activity during the semester
• Lunchtime concerts
• Evening concerts with Departmental ensembles and student ensembles
• From relevant performance staff after concerts
• From instrumental tutors
• Detailed written feedback is given after the formative assessment detailing strengths and areas for improvement.
- To enable you to develop your skills as a performer, technically and musically.
- To enable you to develop stamina in preparation, rehearsal and performance.
- To develop your self-confidence and assurance in presenting musical performances in front of an audience.
- To develop skills in the learning of unfamiliar repertoire, and you will be strongly encouraged to develop your repertoire interests beyond the conventional.
|1||Demonstrate a full and secure range of technical and interpretational skills appropriate to the repertoire||K|
|2||Further develop new skills and techniques where necessary in the preparation of repertoire, demonstrating effective and analytical learning techniques||C|
|3||Apply such new skills in repertoire not actually studied without guidance.||P|
|4||Display a communicative and authoritative sense of performance with ease, fluency, control, musical awareness and accuracy||K|
|5||Understand and make appropriate use of all research resources in the preparation of repertoire||CT|
|6||Participate in informed discussion about a range of performance issues, with a wide knowledge and in-depth understanding of the range of repertoire available to you.||C|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 232
Tutorial Hours: 18
Practical/Performance Hours: 50
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
• further extend and refine your technical and interpretative skills LO1-3
• introduce you to new repertoire LO3
• further broaden your knowledge of repertoire LO3
• further enrich your performance skills LO4
• offer guidance in the preparation of repertoire LO5
• inform and stimulate discussion and debate LO6
The learning and teaching methods include:
• Individual tuition
• Individual practice
• Concerts (both as audience and as participant)
• Rehearsals (both with and without a conductor)
• Coaching in small groups
• Performance seminars
• Performance practice
• Private listening
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 PERFORMANCE B : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/musm040
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 2021/2 academic year.