HIPP Practical Presentation MUSIC5040

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course enables the student to apply historical evidence and data directly to the specific techniques of their own instrument or voice, culminating in an assessed presentation-demonstration. The course comprises instrumental/vocal coaching sessions and/or participation in rehearsals and workshops given by groups associated with the programme.


Weekly coaching and/or participation in rehearsals and workshops of variable length from 2 to 6 hours.

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to College at Masters level

Excluded Courses





The student will give a presentation in the form of a seminar with illustrative performance demonstration, or a seminar-recital, of up to 30 minutes' duration.

Course Aims

This course aims to develop insight and practical experience of the application of historical knowledge in the context of musical rehearsal and performance at a professional level. Working alongside professional performers, students will be introduced to sources, principles and debates surrounding the practice of historical performance. In developing professional rehearsal and performance skills, students will learn to critique and refine their own practice, and demonstrate its transformation by historical knowledge.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ participate in a professional rehearsal of historically informed 17th and/or 18th century repertoire

■ present and demonstrate the practical musical application of historical information and research

■ show a practical knowledge of current conventions of period performance, applying it to their chosen medium of performance

■ analyse and critique musical sources, through both oral communication and the application of knowledge to musical performance

■ evaluate and reflect critically on their own musical performance and its development.

■ communicate effectively in a performance-oriented presentation

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.