MUSC8054 - Vocal Accompaniment

Title:Vocal Accompaniment
Long Title:Piano Accompaniment - Vocal Re
Module Code:MUSC8054
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: JOAN SCANNELL
Module Description: This module develops the skills necessary for successful functioning as a piano accompanist of vocal repertoire.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use effective sight-reading strategies
LO2 Absorb and perform new material in a short amount of time
LO3 Provide a musically supportive performance in a vocal context
LO4 Apply principles of balance, phrasing and articulation in duo work
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).

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 in Core Instrumental Studies 4

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Musical partnership in vocal duo repertory
Research and prepare vocal duo repertory
Vocal principles
Understand principles of breathing and phrasing, providing appropriate support to the singer through instrumental performance
Presentation in Performance
Learn to interact with an audience as a member of a duo team
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Accompaniment of Appropriate Vocal Repertoire 2,3,4 70.0 Sem End
Other Continuous Assessment 1,2,3,4 30.0 Every Second Week
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 Coaching of duo work 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Tutorial Group work on sight reading and learning skills 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual practice and rehearsal 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Books, Scores and Recordings as recommended by the lecturer
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Moore, Gerald 1966, Am I Too Loud?, Penguin Books [ISBN: B000MMO7TQ]
  • Moore, Gerald 2007, Singer And Accompanist - The Performance Of Fifty Songs, Thorndike Press [ISBN: 10: 1406769940]
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 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 6 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 7 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 8 Elective