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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)

Module MUSI53790: Recital

Department: Music

MUSI53790: Recital

Type Open Level 4 Credits 90 Availability Available in 2007/08


  • Issues in Performance Practice (module)


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • To increase the understanding of a chosen genre or repertoire by means of independent investigation.
  • To develop skills in analysing, assessing and communicating the musical content and context.
  • To improve practical skills required to execute the above objectives in performance


  • Practical training in workshops: to increase the ability to assess one's own performance in public and to improve it within limited time and resources. This introduces a professional learning environment.
  • Performance Discussions: To ensure clearly articulated musical as well as verbal communication of ideas. The devlopment of an ability to link between theory and practice.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
    Subject-specific Skills:
      Key Skills:

        Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

        • Critical discussion on chosen topics, through seminars and tutorials
        • Instrumental and vocal tutition and coaching
        • Participation in practical performance workshops

        Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

        Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
        Tutorials 20 8/8/4 1 hour 20
        Seminars 20 Fortnightly 1 hour 20
        Instrumental lessons 20 Distributed across the 3 terms 1 hour 20
        Preparation and Reading 840
        Total 900

        Summative Assessment

        Component: Public Recital Component Weighting: 90%
        Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
        Public recital (including programme notes and viva voce exam) 50 minutes 100%
        Component: Essay Component Weighting: 10%
        Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
        Essay (commentary for the recital) 1,500-2,000 words 100%

        Formative Assessment:

        An interim report on the workshop performances. Programming exercises.

        Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University