Coordinator: Karen Radcliffe
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Students must have successfully completed MUS-10035 Instrumental Lessons with a mark of at least 55%.

Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

Solo performance offers the opportunity for students to present a 20-minute assessed public recital. They will continue to receive the individual instrumental lessons and will regularly perform parts of their chosen repertoire in the workshop classes which make up a significant portion of the module. These class performances significantly help to increase the confidence of each student in playing in front of an audience. Students will discuss and work on a close examination and inculcation of the skills required for successful performance at an advanced level; attention is given to idomatic performance practice, style and interpretation and communication.
Listening to and reflecting upon live and recorded performances is an integral part of the module; students will keep and submit a diary which offers their thoughts and reflections on the works and perfomances to which they are listenening.
The assessed recital at the end of the module is open to the public, offering the opportunity for friends and family to attend and support.

The module is designed to develop the musicianship and skills involved in recital performance. It also aims to enable students to develop confidence in playing through regular class performance whilst increasing objective critical awareness of themselves and other students.

Intended Learning Outcomes

show evidence of the detailed preparation both technically and in musical research required for convincing and communicative performance
: 1
organise efficiently rehearsal and practice time
: 1
show their knowledge of key repertoire for the chosen instrument: 1
illustrate a detailed critical awarness of performance: 1
demonstrate stylistic sensitivity and musical understanding, including an awareness of historical performance styles through reflection and performance: 1
produce a balanced programme in terms of styles which also reflects musical awareness, technical versatility and familiarity with the repertoire: 1
illustrate and describe in programme notes the context, character, style and form of the works to be performed, using a written style appropriate to the audience: 1
develop understanding of stagecraft and recital programme building: 1

Study hours

24 hours of weekly seminars (2 hours per week)
12 hours of individual instrumental tuition
84 hours of individual study and practice
30 hours of active listening and score reading

School Rules

Students must have successfully completed MUS-10035 Instrumental Lessons with a mark of at least 55%.
Only Music Dual and Single and Music Technology Single Honours Music Students can take this module.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Performance weighted 100%
20-minute recital
Students will present a 20-minute recital open to the public of a programme that is well balanced and carefully selected in consultation with the tutor and instrumental teacher.