A solo performance of not less than 10 minutes duration at a performance seminar during the final part of the 2nd semester. Choice of repertoire to be agreed with the Module Convenor and instrumental tutor. (50%)
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.