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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUSM014 Module Title: PERFORMANCE
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MUM.PERFMAJ
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: WILLIAMSON C Mr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 60 Number of ECTS credits: 30
Module Availability

Individual Tuition

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)
Solo performance towards the end of the Autumn Semester (10 minutes playing time)
Participation in unconducted ensemble playing during the year
A reflective diary (maximum 4000 words)
A short recital, presented after Easter
(15 – 20 minutes playing time)*
Presentation of a CD recording with a deadline of week 9, Spring Semester (8-10 minutes playing time)
A short recital, presented after Easter (20-25 minutes playing time)
Qualifying Condition(s) 
As above
The recital presented after Easter should be a properly considered programme of items, and must demonstrate at least two different, contrasting styles.
In order to pass this module, the May performance itself must reach a pass standard.
Performances are assessed by a group of internal staff led by the Module Convenor. The recording of the May performance is sent to the external examiner for moderation.
* Recording option
1.       At tutorial after assessment 1 you may wish to choose doing the recording option. It must be emphasised that this is only for students with considerable prior experience of recording work: those without such experience will probably not be equipped to deal with the requirements.
2.       Recording process. Only one hour of actual recording time will be permitted (in addition to rigging, balancing and de-rigging). No editing of the end product will be allowed, though you will be able to select between a number of takes of each movement. Movements will need to be recorded in their entirety.
3.       You may record solo or ensemble material in any style.
4.       Submission. You will need to submit the following:
  • A CD of the entire hour of permitted recording time. This must include all material including silences, talk-back and out-takes, and must have been recorded continuously. You should identify which material you wish to be assessed by start time and duration. You may select between various complete takes of each movement/ piece. The total assessed material needs to be 8 to 10 minutes.
  • A copy of the music being recorded.
5.       Expenses. All expenses must be borne by you
6.       The recording may be done in any location (ie not necessarily within the Department) where professional standards of production can be assured. While your performance will not be judged on its technical merits or otherwise, you should remember that a poor recording may render a high quality performance unusable for assessment. It is your responsibility to ensure a high standard of production, and this may be best maintained by using Department facilities.

Module Overview

Acceptance on to the Applied Musicianship stream of the PG Diploma/MMus programme.

Module Aims

To further your development as a solo performer, and to present a short public recital at a standard that demonstrates a thorough understanding of, and application of professional qualities.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module you should be able to:
  • Demonstrate enhanced instrumental/vocal ability in a short recital
  • Demonstrate a level of musicianship and stamina to suggest that you might be able to take MMus Performance
  • Perform in public, with authority and communication, and at an appropriate level
  • Demonstrate technical, musical, presentational skills and stylistic awareness
  • Demonstrate an awareness of some of the background issues relevant to performance
Module Content

Individual tuition, and experience in performance as soloist (and/or accompanist, as appropriate)

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Your learning tuition will be directed by your performance teacher.  Your practical participation is monitored by the Module Convenor.

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