Music BMus

Performance 4 (20) MUSIC4078

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • 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

Short Description

A course for students who wish to further expand their performing abilities through more advanced and extensive study and preparation.


Individual lessons, normally 10 hours total, over 20 weeks, at times to be arranged between students and teacher; attendance at least 10 weekly lunchtime concerts (1.10pm); 5 workshop / masterclasses (3pm) on Thursdays over 20 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus;

Excluded Courses

MUSIC4079 Performance Advanced (40)


Concert Programme and Commentary (1500 words) - 20%

Solo or Ensemble Concert: 25 minutes - 80%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

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

■ gain experience in the selection, preparation and presentation of a substantial Advanced level performance (or a shorter performance and one group performance exercise) under the supervision of a private teacher, encouraging an advanced level of technical and musical competence as well as imaginative programming and effective stage presence

■ deepen the critical perspective on musical editions and recorded performance traditions previously developed through 'Higher' performance

■  refine the ability to write incisively about the scholarly and creative choices informing the selection, preparation and presentation of any performance recital.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Identify, select and programme a range of repertoire of Advanced level standard, suited to the student's instrument/s or voice, setting an appropriate level of technical challenge, and 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.

■ Identify and deploy key aspects of stagecraft in performing.

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.