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MU2026: PERFORMANCE 3 (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

Instrumental/vocal study: students work on a one-to-one basis (10 x 1 hour lessons) with a specialist instrumental/vocal instructor and participate in workshops and master classes where appropriate. Students can elect to split their studies between two instruments and/or voice.‚Äč

Ensemble: requires attendance at least one ensemble managed by the Music Department.

Students must have achieved a CGS award of C3 or higher in year 1 in order to be able to progress to this course in year 2.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Pauline Black

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MU1551 Performance 2 (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • MU2007 Performance 3 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Course Aims

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.

Main Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to:

- demonstrate a range of instrumental and vocal techniques
- perform music to a high standard in solo and ensemble contexts
- demonstrate continuing expansion of their artistic and aesthetic potential

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

All students on the BMus Ed or BMus MusCom programmes are strongly advised to undertake additional study sessions in piano. The focus of these piano sessions will be on vocational piano skills. 

Students must have achieved a CGS award of C3 or higher in year 1 in order to be able to progress to this course in year 2.

Students select the pieces they work on in negotiation with their instrumental/voice tutor. 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. As part of this course students are required to attend concerts from the Music Department Concert Series. The course is assessed through a tutor report at the end of the course and a performance essay.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • Tutor report, completed by specialist tutor(s) (100%)
  • Essay on an aspect of performance (pass/fail)

Formative Assessment

Ongoing assessment as part of one-to-one tuition.


Written feedback from performance exams will be provided to each student.

Tutor reports will be written specifically for the student with reference to feedback on work done as well as giving clear guidance in the form of next steps.

Course Learning Outcomes


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