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Module

MUS2058 : Performance Studies 2

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Larry Zazzo
  • Owning School: Arts & Cultures
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

1) to develop further your performance skills and technical proficiency on one or more instruments
and/or voice.
2) to extend and broaden your repertoire encompassing a range of music from a variety of performance
traditions, historical epochs, national origins and genres, as appropriate.
3) to enhance your awareness of the relationships between performance and other aspects of musical
study.

In this module you take regular lessons on your instrument(s)/voice with an assigned tutor, in which you further develop appropriate technical and interpretative skills in MUS1058 and apply them to a broad range of musical styles and genres. One-to-one lessons are supplemented with masterclass and workshops opportunities with Heads of Studies and / or visiting artists.

Outline Of Syllabus

Syllabus guidelines for individual study are set out in the Performance Studies Handbook and vary according to instrument or voice.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials21:002:00ReCap/video lectures & materials on performance anxiety, programme notes (online, non-synchronous)
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials11:001:00Intro video online and activity. Online, non-synchronous
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical121:0012:001-1 instrumental & vocal lessons (online, synchronous, arranged individually with tutors)
Guided Independent StudySkills practice1131:00131:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops11:001:00Workshop Yoga (online, synchronous)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops32:006:00Group Masterclasses / workshops led by Heads of Studies/outside guests (online, synchronous)
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion11:001:00Q&A session on discussion board over a day to account for student availability. Online, non-sync
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork181:0018:00Engagement via chat with streamed Student concerts (online, synchronous)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork181:0018:00Engagement via chat with streamed, (professional lunchtime concerts), online, synchronous
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery80:304:00Tutorials 1:1 online, synchronous voice or video tutorials /live chat by Zoom/Teams
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery80:304:001:1 online, synchronous voice or video tutorials /live chat by Zoom/Teams
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time21:002:00Q&A sessions, responding to pre-recorded lectures on programme notes, anxiety (online, synchronous)
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Individual lessons are the forum for development of appropriate technical and interpretative skills. Group classes (master-classes, ensemble rehearsals and performances, performance workshop etc.) provide opportunities for further developing a range of performing, rehearsing and ensemble skills. Lectures introduce a range of issues related to stage presentation and professional practice.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Performance101M20Interim/technical test
Performance202A70Final solo recital of 20 minutes: may be followed by a viva voce discussion
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Reflective log2A10Final Recital Programme Notes (see below)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Interim test will require you to demonstrate the musical and technical skills you have developed during the first semester, and provides an opportunity to receive feedback on work-in-progress at the mid-point of the year. The final solo recital allows you to demonstrate musical, expressive, and technical skills developed through your individual and group lessons and in private practice; there is an additional focus on presentation and communication at Stage 2, as the end-of-year Recital may be a public event.

The written programme notes accompanying your final recital will aid the audience in following your recital and in understanding your choice of repertoire, and will track its development over the year under an appropriately formulated plan of study; these notes may document your working processes in tuition, practice and research, and include examples of how your regular participation in student performances and workshops and your active attendance at professional concerts may have impacted on these working processes.

Your one-to-one tutor will also write a progress report, which will be available to the assessment panel for consultation at the time of your end-of-year recital.

Reading Lists

Timetable