HIPP Seminar 2 MUSIC5042

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course follows on from HIPP Seminar 1 and relates to specific historical performance projects undertaken by staff. It introduces students to the challenges and problems directly facing a scholar of historical performance. Students will receive direct tuition from the lecturer but will also work side-by-side, learning techniques of transcription, performance practice and performance planning with an experienced performer-scholar.

Timetable

5 two-hour sessions

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to College at Masters level

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Students will give a 30 minute presentation drawing out a specific research question from the materials and issues studied. This will be supported with a script and list of references.

Course Aims

This course aims to introduce students to the challenges and problems directly facing a scholar of historical performance. Students will receive direct tuition from the lecturer but will also work side-by-side, learning techniques of transcription, performance practice and performance planning, from direct contact and experience with an experienced performer-scholar.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ research, understand and interpret historical sources, especially of 17th-18th century music and performance 

■ gather, select, and assimilate complex information from musical, historical and musicological sources

■ analyse and critique such sources, through both written and oral communication

■ acquire and apply knowledge of relevant performance practices and conventions to specific repertoire

■ demonstrate an awareness of how historical information and hypotheses can be applied to the practice of contemporary performance, through planning the performance and interpretation of selected repertoire in the current contemporary context

■ communicate effectively in presentations and essays

■ demonstrate the development of interpersonal skills through participation in seminars

■ demonstrate the development of research skills

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.