Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Performance 2 (Hons) MUSIC4029

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

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


Individual lessons, normally 10 hours total, 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 over 20 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus; 10 supervised rehearsals (3pm) on Thursdays over 20 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Available to MA/BEng/MEng students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Music who have passed an audition at the beginning of the session, and by arrangement to visiting students who have passed an audition at the beginning of the session.

Also available to BMus and BEng Honours students who have C3 or higher in MUSIC1005

Excluded Courses

MUSIC2009 Performance, Intermediate


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? Not applicable

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. 

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.