Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
MU1051 is structured to develop, in tandem, students' individual instrumental/vocal and ensemble skills.
Entry to the course for non BMus students is by audition.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The Music Department boasts a high quality visiting tutor staff who will provide access to 10 free, 1 hour, one-to-one lessons on their principal study. Students can also elect to split their studies between two instruments and/or voice. 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 an end of course tutor report and a performance essay.
All students on the BMus Ed programme must undertake additional study in Piano Keyboard Skills. These additional study sessions will focus on the development of relevant vocational skills. First study pianists will also be required to take these additional study sessions.
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 assessment purposes.
Entrance to this course for non BMus students is by audition only.
Students must be of ABRSM Grade 8 (or equivalent) standard or above before they can be considered for audition. Students must also be fully proficient in reading music and have a reasonable standard of music theory knowledge.
For non BMus students, auditions are arranged by the student contacting the Music Department during Induction Week. Prospective students will be asked to prepare one 5 minute piece for the audition which demonstrates their best abilities, and they will be asked to perform some sight reading.
Timetables will be arranged on an individual basis with instrumental / vocal tutors on commencement of the course.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Tutor report (90%) and essay of 2,000 words (10%) on an aspect of performance.
Students are being constantly assessed by their tutors in this one-to-one learning context.
Feedback to students is on a continual basis in this one-to-one learning context. Tutors will arrange for a session to go over their comments with the student following the submission of the report.