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MUSC8101 - Specialised Instr Studies 5

Title:Specialised Instr Studies 5
Long Title:Specialised Instr Studies 5
Module Code:MUSC8101
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: JOAN SCANNELL
Module Author: JOAN SCANNELL
Module Description: An intensive module focusing on developing complex technical and musical skills necessary for specialised instrumental performance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop complex technical and musical goals and demonstrate competence in carrying them through to performance
LO2 Display progression of practical skills, musical phrasing and improvement in concentration required for an instrumental performance
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of style and interpretation related to his/her instrument appropriate to the repertory presented
LO4 Perform efficiently and sensitively in a public setting
LO5 Bring together performance insight and research with historical and cognate academic studies articulated in programme notes
LO6 Develop confidence in delivering technical elements, including quick study/orchestral excerpts and sight-reading
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

10677 MUSC7016 Specialised Instr Studies 3
10678 MUSC7017 Specialised Instr Studies 4
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

A IIi mark in Specialised Instrumental Studies 3 or Specialised Instrumental Studies 4 (normally a IIi mark in both would be expected), or equivalent.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Programme management
Exploration of a representative selection of works, contrasting in technical and musical demands. Effective programming for public performance. Organisation of theoretical knowledge, practice and rehearsals
Performance Skill Development
Expansion of performance proficiency through music-making in public
Informed perception and understanding of historical context
Learning how to research information and write programme notes
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Programme including Technical Programme, Sight-Reading, Quick Study/Orchestral Excerpts 1,2,3,4,5,6 80.0 n/a
Other Continuous Assessment 1,2,3,5,6 20.0 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Individual instruction 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Tutorial Coach accompaniment and rehearsals 0.5 Every Second Week 0.25
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual instrument practice 12.25 Every Week 12.25
Total Hours 14.25
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.75
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Brown, Clive 2004, Classical and Romantic Performance Practice 1750-1900, Oxford University Press USA [ISBN: 10: 019516655]
  • Cone, Edward T. 1968, Musical Form and Musical Performance,, W.W. Norton & Company [ISBN: 13: 978-03930]
  • Donington, Robert 1982, Baroque Music, Style and Performance, W.W. Norton & Company
  • Thomas Donahue 2010, A Style and Usage Guide to Writing about Music, Scarecrow Press, Inc. [ISBN: 9780810874312]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 5 Group Elective 1

Cork Institute of Technology
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