Core Module Information
Module title: Performance 3

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS09161
Module leader: Ken Dempster
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

HND Music

Description of module content:

In this module you will specialise as a soloist playing concert repertoire from the art music tradition of Western Europe. While this experience builds on what you will have done in Performance 2 (Classical Music), it will represent a distinct gear-shift in intensity and
rigour. At this level of the degree you will begin to understand your own learning and to devise practice strategies of your own to develop the skills necessary to play your instrument at a professional level. You will significantly enhance your understanding of your instrument and build your repertoire. You will play confidently and critically engage with your playing both in individual practice and when performing in public.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Construct a flexible repertoire of technical skills specific to your instrument;

LO2: Solve questions of intonation, articulation, timing, and phrasing specific to individual works;

LO3: Interpret works using stylistic readings appropriate to the composer and the period of composition;

LO4: Demonstrate longer term expressive arcs in your performance;

LO5: Implement successful onstage strategies to present yourself professionally.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ken Dempster
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Regular performance classes will enable you to refine your skills to give peer feedback which will demonstrate your understanding of musicianship skills (LO2), technical details specific to individual instruments (LO1), and presentation skills (LO5). In these classes you will take it in turns to perform for your peers and receive on the spot feedback regarding expression (LO5), the fine tuning of specific musical details (LO2), and your
awareness of performance etiquette (LO5). In addition, these classes will be an opportunity to discuss issues of style in musical performance (LO3) through
demonstration and through watching video footage of experienced professionals. All performances will be videoed allowing individuals to review and critique their own performances at a later date.

You will attend a series of one-to-one lessons with a specialist teacher for your instrument who will oversee your study of specific technical skills (LO1) and refine your musicianship skills in detail (LO2). They will assist you to source appropriate repertoire which will give them opportunities to develop your understanding of appropriate stylistic interpretation (LO3), as well as enhancing our ability to employ expressive gestures (LO4).

A seminar with the course tutor will enhance your professional awareness of yourself as a musician (LO5), and allow you to engage more critically with your learning of specific elements (LO1,3,4).

Formative Assessment:
You will perform in the performance class at least once during the trimester and individual performances will be critiqued and assessed formatively by the class tutor and by your peers.

Following the class you will receive a more formal written critique which will enhance your preparation for the final summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
You will play a short programme of around 20 minutes that should include a minimum of three contrasted works selected in consultation with your specialist instrumental tutor.
This assessment will be carried out in performance conditions, although an audience (beyond the examiners) will not be present.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Face To Face Seminar 1
Independent Learning Guided independent study 169
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Recital 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 00.20
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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