MUSC8104 - Specialised Instr Studies 7

Title:Specialised Instr Studies 7
Long Title:Specialised Instr Studies 7
Module Code:MUSC8104
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: JOAN SCANNELL
Module Description: A public performance of a substantial, complete work from the standard concerto repertory, or an equivalent solo programme. This will be promoted employing current media technology.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explore a substantial work from the standard concerto repertory or a challenging recital programme
LO2 Accomplish artistic objectives based on well-developed command of the instrument having extensive comprehension of the music selected
LO3 Execute performance with flair, proficiency and interpretative maturity
LO4 Show instrumental and artistic projection employing wide dynamic contrasts and polished aesthetic nuances
LO5 Employ available technology to promote a public performance
LO6 Engage convincingly with an audience
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).

12403 MUSC8101 Specialised Instr Studies 5
12648 MUSC8103 Specialised Instr Studies 6
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.

IIi mark in Specialised Instrumental Studies 5 or 6, or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Presentation of a solo concerto or recital in a public performance
Absorb technical and stylistic dimensions of the repertoire covered. Rehearsal strategies. Fine-tuning mental exercises such as memorisation, sharp concentration and mental resilience and physical stamina.
Effective communication
Performing with eloquence, poise and stage presence and managing emotional and physical states during performance. Expression of strong artistic concepts and all necessary virtuoso qualities
Self-promotion using media technology
Poster design, media publicity, use of audio visual technology. Programme and programme notes. Using digital and social media for concert promotion.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Public performance of a concerto or recital, including promotion 1,2,3,4,5,6 80.0 Sem End
Other Continuous assessment 1,2,4,5 20.0 Every Second Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 tuition 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Tutorial Coach accompaniment and rehearsals 0.5 Every Second Week 0.25
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual instrumental 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
  • Books, Scores, CDs, Instrument specific reading and listening bibliography and list of scores will be provided by the lecturer
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Altenmuller, Eckart; Kesselring, Jurg and Wiesendanger, Mario 2006, Music, Motor Control and the Brain, Oxford University Press USA [ISBN: 10: 0199298726; ISBN-13: 978-0199298723]
  • Steinberg, Michael 2000, The Concerto: A Listener's Guide, Oxford University Press USA [ISBN: 10: 0195139313; ISBN-13: 978-0195139310]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Reference sites for recordings:;

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 7 Group Elective 1