Performance Level 2 (Intermediate) MUSIC2009

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course is designed to develop students' skills in planning and executing public performances.


Individual lessons, normally 10 hours total over 20 weeks, at times to be arranged between students and teacher; attendance at at least 10 weekly lunchtime concerts (1.10pm); 10 workshop / masterclasses (3pm) on Thursdays as scheduled in MyCampus; 10 supervised rehearsals (3pm) on Thursdays over 20 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Grade C3 or above in MUSIC1005; satisfactory attendance and teachers' reports


Recital Programme, and Commentary (500 words): - 10%

Solo Recital: (c.20 minutes) - 40%

Group Performance Exercise, and Portfolio (audience programme, rehearsal diary, press plan):

15 minutes (30% individual mark, 20% group mark) - 50%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 


Group Performance Exercise is not available for reassessment.

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to

■ perform repertoire of a degree of difficulty in advance of that for Performance (Foundation) and commensurate with the student's level and range of musicianship

■ participate in group performance activity

■ take part in the organisational and entrepreneurial aspects of music making in relation to public performance

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to

■ Identify, select and programme a range of repertoire at intermediate level suited to the student's instrument/s or voice, identifying reliable editions where necessary

■ Realise the chosen works effectively and with technical command, in stylistically appropriate ways 

■ Evaluate performances by listening and responding critically to their own and those of their peers

■ Plan and rehearse collaborative musical ensembles

■ Identify and deploy key aspects of stagecraft in performing

■ Identify and deploy administration, management and entrepreneurial skills appropriate for the repertoire and performance context

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.