Coursework: (40% of the assessment)
Assessment 1. A solo performance of not less than 5 minutes duration at a performance seminar in the final part of the 1st semester. Choice of repertoire to be agreed with the Module Convenor and instrumental tutor. (30%)
Reflective diary. A comprehensive listing of all performances done during the year, and written reflection on the work of the year.
You will be informed of the deadline during the course of the module. (2,000 words) (10%)
Examination: (60% of the assessment)
Assessment 2. A solo performance of not less than 10 minutes duration at a lunchtime concert during the final part of the 2nd semester. Choice of repertoire to be agreed with the Module Convenor and instrumental tutor. (60%)
Criteria of Assessment for Level HE2 Performance Modules
Performance at level HE2 equates to an ability to show the potential to sustain a semi-professional performing career. At this level, at least half of the following qualities should be exhibited:
- fluency and control of expression
- communication of your awareness of the music’s structure and idiom
- appropriate consideration of historical performance issues
- technical control
- sound quality and tone projection
- commitment to both the music performed and to the act and manner of performance
- establishing a rapport with the audience.
Ensemble performance – in addition to the above criteria, the following also apply:
- effectiveness of your role within chamber and orchestral contexts
- punctuality, reliability and professionalism in all rehearsal situations.
A mark above 70% (first class pass) will normally be awarded for a performance which displays a high level of competence in a majority of the qualities listed. Marks in excess of 80% are awarded only to performances which display excellence in all the qualities listed.
A mark in the range 60-69% (upper second class) will normally be awarded for a performance which meets most of the qualities listed, with a high standard in many of these.
A mark of 50-59% (lower second class) will normally be awarded for a performance which meets two or more of the qualities listed to a high standard and some others to a lower standard.
A mark of 40-49% (third class pass) will normally be awarded for a performance which displays some of the qualities listed, but at a low level.
A mark of 35-39% will normally be awarded for a performance which significantly fails to display most of the qualities listed.
A mark below 35% will normally be awarded for a performance which fails to display some of the qualities listed.