PERFORMANCE 2B - 2017/8

Module code: MUS2050

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

ARMSTRONG T Dr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

W310

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 94

Lecture Hours: 22

Seminar Hours: 33

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework SOLO PERFORMANCE 70%
Coursework CHOIR OR ORCHESTRA OR CHAMBER CHOIR 10%
Coursework EVENT MANAGEMENT DUTIES 10%
Coursework CONDUCTING SKILLS 10%

Alternative Assessment

*Each assessment replaced with writtern coursework of 1000 words

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: none Co-requisite: none Students wishing to take this module without taking MUS2049 Performance 2A and who intend taking conducting options in level 6 Performance modules are strongly urged to attend conducting classes in semester 1 as non-participants.  

Module overview

The purpose of this module is to enable you to develop more advanced independent learning skills in your individual instrumental/vocal discipline, and to continue to expand your performing skills as both a solo and an ensemble performer. You will also develop practical skills in leading of performance/event management and more advanced skills in conducting. The creative skills you learn will also contribute to your learning in other modules

Module aims

develop a range of intermediate skills and techniques appropriate to working on your instrument/voice

practising and performance strategies

self-confidence through preparation

develop your skills and perceptions as both solo and ensemble performer

awareness while performing

communication with your audience

coping with performance anxiety

further extend your aural skills

develop critical listening skills

increase your knowledge of repertoire

further develop basic skills in conducting

develop reflective learning

demonstrate good practice in event management

develop good practice in event management to enable you to lead a small team effectively

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Employ an ever-increasing range of technical/musical skills appropriate to their repertoire and suitable as a foundation for further study C
Identify a significant number of their own practice and rehearsal techniques, including in time management and apply them appropriately and effectively CPT
Learn repertoire with even less input from a tutor, demonstrating a wider knowledge of repertoire for your own instrument/voice and a more comprehensive understanding of the range and suitability of interpretative choices KCPT
Show greater awareness, sensitivity and understanding as an ensemble participant P
Show growing self-assurance and confidence in front of a small audience PT
Effectively leading small teams of students in managing events T
Conduct small ensembles in small repertoire P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


learning and preparing new repertoire
performing that repertoire in concerts and workshops
making studio recordings if appropriate
learning new technical skills appropriate to you, and consolidating previously learned skills
learning a comprehensive range of skills in event management, including leading small teams of students in such duties
learning and performing repertoire for choir, chamber choir, orchestra or a substitute ensemble
reflecting on the experiences of your practical work
basic conducting techniques and skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


develop and consolidate your instrumental/vocal skills
develop your awareness of a full range of professional activities (e.g. making recordings, giving concerts)
develop your aural and listening skills
develop and consolidate your ensemble skills
develop and consolidate your independent learning skills
introduce basic conducting skills


The learning and teaching methods include:


one-to-one lessons on your instrument/voice
individual practice and coaching (as agreed with our instrumental/vocal tutor)
private study as required
observation of rehearsals and concerts given by peers
observation of rehearsals and concerts given by professional performers
rehearsing with choir, chamber choice, orchestra or a substitute ensemble
rehearsing and coaching of unconducted repertoire
performance seminars comprising:

masterclasses and taught sessions
practice concerts


private listening related to your instrumental studies
conducting concerts
tutorials

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:


a core level of technical and musical competence in performance (LO1-3, 5)
a core level of experience in a large ensemble including aural skills development (LO4)
a basic level of skill in conducting (LO7)
an ability to function responsibly and professionally leading a small team in event management (LO6)
an ability to think critically and to reflect on their practical work (LO3)


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


a performance in private playing repertoire as a soloist for 10-12 minutes (LO1-3, 5) with the option of submitting a 200 word commentary outlining what you consider to be the most important interpretative features of your programme
conducting a small ensemble in a set exercise (LO7)
weekly contribution to a departmental or substitute ensemble (LO4-5) marked by submission of a 500 word statement describing your learning during the semester
event management duties (LO6) marked by submission of a 300 word statement evaluating your performance in this role


Formative assessment


you are required to give at least one performance as a soloist on your main study instrument in a concert or workshop before your assessment
rehearsals and discussion with staff and peers


Feedback


instrumental/vocal tutors
staff (lunchtime concert feedback)
accompanists
conductors
peers
self-observation of recordings

Reading list

Reading list for PERFORMANCE 2B : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mus2050

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 2017/8 academic year.