Module Details

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Code MUMA621
Coordinator Miss RK Minton
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 20


This module seeks to prepare students for performance of ensemble repertoire.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To be able to undertake a short ensemble performance suitable for public presentation.

(LO2) To be able to use personal reflection in the service of personal improvement as a performer.

(LO3) To be able to demonstrate sufficient technical proficiency in performance of repertoire appropriate to the chosen music performance specialism.

(LO4) To be able to demonstrate sufficient interpretive understanding in performance of repertoire appropriate to the chosen music performance specialism.

(S1) Communication. Listening and questioning respecting others, contributing to discussions, communicating in a foreign language, influencing, presentations.

(S2) Positive attitude/ self-confidence. A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen.

(S3) Self-management. Readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility, resilience, self-starting, initiative, integrity, willingness to take risks, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning.

(S4) Proficiency in (ensemble) performance.

(S5) Aural acuity.



Module content will depend partly on the student's specialism and also on the combination of students in the cohort. One-to-one lessons will be with a specialist tutor in the relevant area.

1. Deportment in ensemble contexts
2. Technical skills: ensemble repertoire
3. Performance skills in ensemble work
4. Communication and leadership skills
5. Rehearsing in ensemble contexts
6. The soloist in ensemble contexts
7. Approaches to style and interpretation: ensemble repertoire
8. Practice techniques revisited
9. Reflective practice models revisited
10. Peer review: reflecting on and developing constructive criticism

Students will be expected to prepare performance materials to be presented in the class workshops. A participation schedule adapting to the needs of the cohort will be drawn up at the beginning of the semester.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method: Workshop/ structured online activities.
Description: Performance workshops in a group setting for tutor-led peer review.
Attendance recorded: Yes.

Notes: Workshop sessions and video diaries give students an opportunity to try out what they have been practising. Students will share own performances with the rest of the year group for peer review and feedback.

Teaching method: Tutorial.
Description: Individual instrumental lessons with a dedicated specialist.

Notes: Students arrange their lessons with mutual agreement from their allocated tutor.

Self-directed learning: Private practice, rehearsals with others, concert attendance / study of texts (recordings, documents, scores) appropriate to instrument and programme, developing writing skills, keeping a performance diary, preparation for assessments.

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     6


Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 170


EXAM Duration Timing
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Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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Assessment 2 Assessment description: Reflective/Technical Commentary. Reassessment opportunity: Yes. Penalty for late submission in line with UoL policy. Anonymous assessment: Yes.    20       
Assessment 1. Description: Performance. In this assessment you will apply performance skills to ensemble work, whether that be in a chamber ensemble context, or by taking on a concerto role . Reasse    80       

Recommended Texts

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