Module Details

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Title Classical Performance 2B
Code MUSI202
Coordinator Dr L Tsang
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15


To further develop standard of practical performance.

To expand knowledge of repertory.

To encourage critical thinking about concepts and methods of practice and interpretation.

To further develop the acuity of professional attitudes and skills regarding practice and performance and with a particular attention to details of listening and intonation.

To equip the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions regarding intonation in their own practice and performance

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Be able to perform before a limited audience a recital of intermediate length to a standard appropriate to the level (post-ABRSM Grade 8)

(LO2) Be able to perform in a manner that is confident, secure and accurate

(LO3) Be able to think critically about concepts, techniques and practices relevant to the subject

(LO4) Be able to demonstrate critical faculties and a high level of acuity of hearing, including controlled and critical faculties on matters of intonation.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

(S2) Improving own learning/performance - Personal action planning

(S3) Musical skills- technical

(S4) Musical skills- performative

(S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Communicating for audience

(S6) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - visual



The syllabus is directed towards the summative public recital examination at the end of Semester 2. This consists of the performance of a balanced programme of classical pieces lasting a total of 20 minutes, with a minimum of 5minutes ensemble pieces a part of this 20minute recital. A performance report, submitted prior to the recital, demonstrates technical and interpretative performance supported with wider research and linking to the repertoire of the recital. In addition, students are required to attend workshops and participate in the seminars, including online as appropriate, as part of the continuous assessment for the module. Student assessments are supported by professional accompanists (if required) and the professional accompanist will be assigned by the classical performance staff.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar/ structured online activities Description: Seminars encourage discussion around practice approaches and relevant reading and involve student participation. Teaching Method 2 - – Tutorial Description: 1 -1 lessons with instrument. Teaching Method 3 - Field Work/ structured online activities Description: Attendance at lunchtime concerts. Teaching Method 4 - – Journal Description: Maintain a practice diary.

The majority of teaching will be delivered face-to-face on campus. Online delivery will be used to complement the on-campus delivery and where technology affords a better learning experience.

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   24


Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 120




Form of Assessment


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Size of Assessment/Duration/Word Count

Assessment Details

Learning Outcomes Being Assessed

1Coursework350Performance report essay. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): Semester 2LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6
2Practical Assessment6520Recital (20 Minutes), of which a minimum of 5 minutes should be an ensemble performance. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule: Semester 2LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6

Recommended Texts

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