Core Module Information
Module title: Performance Studies: Integrated Musicianship

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS07138
Module leader: Renée Stefanie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

This module will present and explore foundational aspects of musicianship, grounded predominantly in practical performance. You will develop an awareness of musical style, repertoire, and instrumental/vocal disciplines in application. Over the course of the module, you will gain an appreciation of topics including: ensemble and/or solo performance; basics of arrangement, harmony, and rhythm; fundamentals of instrumental and/or vocal technique; collaboration and communication, mindset and etiquette in performance settings.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Recognise and reproduce stylistic elements appropriate to musical contexts
LO2: Develop an awareness of technical and interpersonal demands when collaborating in musical contexts
LO3: Relate stylistic and instrumental techniques to the act of performance in music
LO4: Communicate and interpret musical ideas through performance, notation, and terminology
LO5: Gain an appreciation of performer and audience experiences and expectations in performance contexts

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Renée Stefanie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching Methods (including their alignment to Learning Outcomes)
Teaching and learning takes the following forms:
You will actively participate in tutor-led practical workshops and tutorials in which theories and concepts will be discussed, analysed and put in to practice in group and/or individual activities, performances or presentations (L.O.s 1, 2, 3 and 4).
You will be given set repertoire to learn independently and perform as part of an ensemble during tutorial blocks. The learning and performing of this repertoire will put musical stylistics, technique and concepts in to practical application (L.O.s 1, 2, 3 and 4).
You will actively engage with Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) presentations and tasks provided on Moodle as an introduction to core concepts of music theory, instrument care and technique (L.O.s 2, 3 and 4).
You will actively engage in personal and ensemble practice. Individually and collaboratively you will practice repertoire and exercises, experimenting with techniques and musical stylistics. You will identify areas for improvement individually and as an ensemble and devise strategies to contribute to your individual and collective development (L.O.s 1, 2, 3 and 4 ).


Formative Assessment:
Formative Assessment will occur regularly over the course of the module in an ensemble performance setting.

You will be allocated to an ensemble and provided with set repertoire to practice independently and perform for peers and tutors during allocated tutorial times. These pieces will be chosen with consideration of musical idioms explored as part of your studies on the program.
Following your performance you will receive verbal feedback as an ensemble from peers and tutors. Feedback will follow principles of ‘plussing’, in which critique is given impersonally and criticism is always followed up with an offer of a solution, addition or amendment.


Summative Assessment:
There are two summative assessments for this module.

Practical – Ensemble Performance. Your first summative assessment for this module will take place in week 15. You will be asked to perform three pieces, as part of an ensemble, from the set repertoire you have learnt over the first trimester and performed in tutorial blocks, including for formative assessment. These pieces will be selected at random from the full list of repertoire you have covered. This exam is worth 50% of your overall mark for the module. The skills gained for this assessment contribute to your realisation of L.O.s 1, 2 and 3

Practical – Ensemble Performance. Your second summative assessment for this module will take place in week 31. You will be asked to perform two pieces, as part of an ensemble, from the repertoire you have learnt over the course of the module and performed in tutorial blocks, including for formative assessment. These pieces will be selected at random from the full list of repertoire you have covered. You will be asked to perform one additional piece following instruction provided in a notated lead sheet. This exam is worth 50% of your overall mark for the module. The skills gained for this assessment contribute to your realisation of L.O.s 1, 2, 3 and 4)


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 22.5
Online Guided independent study 5
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 131.5
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Recital 50 1, 2, 3 15 HOURS= .25, WORDS= 0
Recital 50 1, 2, 3, 4, 31 HOURS= .25, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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