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MU3024: PERFORMANCE 5 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 16:41

Course Overview

This course develops individual instrumental/vocal and also ensemble skills.  Students work on one-to-one basis (20 x 1 hour lessons) with a specialist instrumental / vocal tutor on their principal study. Alongside instrumental and vocal lessons students are required to join one of the department's many ensembles working in weekly rehearsals towards high quality public performances. The course is assessed by a 20 minute recital, a tutor report and a performance essay. 

Students must have achieved a CGS award of B3 or higher in year 2 in order to be able to progress to this course in year 3.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Pauline Black

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MU2007 Performance 3 (Passed) or MU2026 Performance 3 (Passed)
  • Either MU2526 Performance 4 (Passed) or MU3005 Performance 4 (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • MU3005 Performance 4 (Studied)
  • MU4081 Performance Recital (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

To provide students with the competence and versatility in instrumental and vocal skills which will enable them to perform effectively as professional musicians;
to contribute significantly to students' personal, musical and professional development by expanding their creative, artistic and aesthetic potential;
to further students' personal development by encouraging high standards of accomplishment in performance.

Where students are studying more than one instrument/voice, they can elect in advance to have them equally weighted, or weighted in the proportion 70% (main instrument) and 30% (second instrument) for purposes of assessment.

Further Information & Notes

Students must have achieved a CGS award of B3 or higher in year 2 in order to be able to progress to this course in year 3.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

20 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt

  • Tutor report (30%)
  • Performance recital (60%)
  • Performance essay (10%)


  • Performance recital (100%)

Formative Assessment



Formative assessment in this one-to-one learning context is on a continual basis. Summative feedback will be provided following the performance recital on performance feedback forms and tutor report forms.

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