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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUSM028 Module Title: PERFORMANCE
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MUM.PERF
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: WILLIAMSON C Mr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 30 Number of ECTS credits: 15
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern
participation in ensemble playing during the year 20%
a reflective diary (maximum 2,000 words) 20%
a short recital, presented after Easter (20 to 25 minutes playing time) 60%
Module Overview
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:
  1. demonstrate enhanced instrumental/vocal ability in a short recital
  2. demonstrate a level of musicianship and stamina to suggest that you might be able to take MMus Recital
  3. perform in public, with authority and communication, and at an appropriate level
  4. demonstrate technical, musical, presentational skills and stylistic awareness
  5. 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) and ensemble musician.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
200 hours of private practice and study (300 hours in total for the module). 20 hours of individual tuition from your first study instrumental/vocal teacher. Attendance at performance seminars, rehearsals and concerts (80 hours).

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

Feedback is given to students in the following ways:
  • tutorials with the Module Convenor, following any performance
  • tutorials to discuss repertoire planning
  • at the end of the module (May) a tutorial is available to review the final assessment
Selected Texts/Journals
Recommended reading
Brown, Clive 2003 Classical and Romantic Performance Practice 1750- 1900
Oxford : Oxford University Press
Butt, John 2002 Playing with History: The Historical Approach to Musical Performance
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
Day, Timothy 2000 A Century of Recorded Music: Listening to Musical History
New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2000
Gordon, Stewart, 2006: Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
Lawson, Colin, and Stowell, Robin, 1999: The Historical Performance of Music: An Introduction
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
Taruskin, Richard 1995 Text and Act: Essays in Musical Performance Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995
Williamon, Aaron, 2004: Musical Excellence: Strategies and techniques to enhance performance (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
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