MUS-30042 - Recital - ISP
Coordinator: Karen Radcliffe
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
School Office: 01782 733147

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Completion of MUS-20041 Solo Performance with a mark of at least 55

Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

This module allows students who have completed performance pathway modules at Levels 4 and 5 to devise and work on a recital programme of repertoire appropriate to their technical ability and stylistic interests; repertoire can include solo unaccompanied works, duos with piano accompaniment and/or larger chamber groupings. Individual instrumental lessons continue for students to supplement the modules seminar and tutorial sessions. Opportunities to perform part of the recital programme are plentiful, and additionally students will be encouraged to perform publicly outside of the classes as part of their preparation. Students receive coaching from the module tutor and are required to perform regularly in front of their peers in a constructive and supportive environment. They will be recorded on several occasions. The module builds on performance qualities and skills developed at Levels 4 and 5, with the demanding 40 minute recital expected to equate to conservatoire diploma standard.

To develop further the students' performance skills in music already established in performance pathway modules at level 1and 2; the module is designed to deepen and broaden the students' critical awareness of essential aspects and qualities inherent in professional music performance.

Intended Learning Outcomes

perform with high levels of stylistic sensitivity and musical understanding, demonstrating a deep understanding of historical performance styles;: 1,2,

engage in all aspects of performance, deportment, dress, entrance and exit and acknowledgment of public response;: 1,2,

carry out practice-based research and describe in programme notes the context, character, style and form of the works to be performed, using a style appropriate to the audience;: 1,

work productively to produce a balanced recital in terms of style, which also reflects the musical and technical versatility appropriate to the student;: 1,2,

gain a wider knowledge of and familiarity with repertoire.: 1,

develop critical faculties in analysis of both live and recorded performances.: 1,

Study hours

48 hours seminars,workshops and individual tuition
12 hours attendance at KCS concerts
60 hours seminar preparation
120 hours preparation for and completion of assessed recital
60 hours listening and score study, programme note research

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Short Paper weighted 10%
Programme Notes
Students to prepare short written notes on the works which they are to perform. Length: 600-800 words.

2: Performance weighted 90%
40-minute recital
Students will present a public 40 minute recital.