MUSC8103 - Specialised Instr Studies 6

Title:Specialised Instr Studies 6
Long Title:Specialised Instr Studies 6
Module Code:MUSC8103
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: An intensive module focusing on specialised instrumental performance and advanced technical and musical skills. Preparation and public presentation of an instrumental/vocal programme.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explore an extended range of repertory
LO2 Show an understanding of trends in performance traditions and current developments of performance practice in relation to the repertory selected and to the particularities of the instrument
LO3 Exhibit interpretative creativity and an ability to communicate with an audience
LO4 Demonstrate active aural awareness of the elements of the overarching structure including musical understanding between players, where appropriate
LO5 Employ available technology to promote a public performance
LO6 Display 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).

12403 MUSC8101 Specialised Instr Studies 5
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 5, or equivalent.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Programme design
Construction of a programme consisting of contrasting works by different composers and/or a concerto with a view to preparing and taking part in a public performance
Importance of stylistic issues
Practical knowledge of trends and their application in performance practice
Recital and Self-Promotion
Matters related to public performances including stage etiquette, confident communication in playing, posters and publicity
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Performance including Technical Programme, Sight-Reading, Quick Study/Orchestral Excerpts 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
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 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, journals, CDs, instrument-specific reading and listening bibliography and list of scores will be provided by the lecturer
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Berger, Melvin, 1990, Guide to Sonatas: Music for One or Two Instruments, 1st Ed., Anchor Books, 224 [ISBN: 9780385413022]
  • Lawson, Colin & Stowell, Robin 1999, The Historical Performance of Music, Cambridge University Press, 223 [ISBN: 9780521627382]
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) 6 Group Elective 1