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Undergraduate Course: Recital (MUSI10021)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe course is intended to prepare students to offer publically, by May of the session, a recital programme of 40 minutes' duration, supported by academic research into performance-related aspects of their programme. Diploma level is expected.

In addition to honing their performance skills under the guidance of expert instrumental or vocal tutors in private lessons, students perform in seminars, where they receive feedback from the course organiser and their peers, and attend and/or participate in masterclasses. Outside performance opportunities may be available.
Course description The work of the year is intended to prepare students to offer publicly, by May of the session, a well-balanced recital programme of 40 minutes' duration; diploma standard is expected. An essay considering performance-related issues relevant to the programme being presented, is also required, as are programme notes.

A considerable amount of contact teaching hours will consist of regular lessons with private vocal/instrumental teachers throughout the academic year. Teachers are asked to provide the course organiser with brief progress reports on each student's work.

In addition, performance seminars will be run by the course organiser. In these seminars, students will perform pieces from their intended final recital programme. They will receive feedback and advice from their course organiser, who will also give guidance on the preparation of the written components of the course. Moreover, students will receive feedback from their peers and the graduate studio accompanist. Students will also attend and/or participate in masterclasses.

Please note that accompaniment (on a keyboard instrument) is available as a performing option. This will not include keyboard skills tests. The accompanist must arrange for a soloist to be available for the examination.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Research Methods in Music (MUSI10066) AND Performance 3 (MUSI10086)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course can only be taken by 4th year BMus students in Music.
Additional Costs The University helps to meet instrumental tuition fees for Year 4 BMus Music students by reimbursing a set sum. Costs of lessons in excess of this sum have to be paid by the student. Travelling costs to lessons and instrument maintenance costs may also be incurred.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 23, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 357 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 75 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Recital performance (40 minutes, no shorter than 38 and no longer than 42 minutes): 75%
Essay on performance issues relevant to the recital (3000 words +/- 10%): 20%
Programme Notes: 5%

The final recital programme must not be shorter than 38 minutes or longer than 42 minutes. The word count of the essay is 3,000 words +/- 10%. If assessment components fall short of or exceed these limits, penalties will be applied (10% of the mark for the component for every 10% in which the component falls short of or exceeds the limits).

Relationship between Assessement and Learning Outcomes:
The recital performance assesses LOs 1 and 2.
The essay assesses LO 3.
The programme notes assess LOs 2 and 3.
Feedback Students receive verbal and/or written feedback throughout the year from the course organiser, their instrumental/vocal tutors, their peers and the graduate studio accompanist. At the end of semester 1, students will receive feedback and an indicative mark for a seminar performance from the course organiser.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. present a diploma-level performance before the public.
  2. communicate their interpretation of their chosen repertoire to their audience.
  3. reflect critically on their musical practice.
Learning Resources
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Recital will help the students to develop towards the following graduate attributes:

Skills and abilities in research and enquiry
- identify the key elements of a problem and locate and bring together the information and practical techniques necessary to address it;
- research and develop a critical argument using a variety of written, visual and audio materials;
- use information from a variety of sources, including books, music scores, periodicals, technical manuals and online resources;
- consider and investigate the cultural and social contexts of creative practice;
- understand how creative practice can be informed by critical and research-led enquiry, and how research and enquiry can be informed by creative practice

Skills and abilities in personal and intellectual autonomy
- plan, implement and document a creative project;
- conceive an artistic project, in terms of its processes and outcomes;
- conceptualise and apply concepts to written and practical work;
- work in an autonomous, self-directed manner, developing the practices of reflection and life-long learning;
- develop an awareness of the nature of innovation, creativity and originality;
- respond positively and creatively to criticism and feedback, while maintaining confidence in their own abilities;

Skills and abilities in communication
- communicate effectively with other people, using audible and written means;
- select the appropriate means and style of communication, in order to put ideas across effectively to specialist and non-specialist communities;
- plan, implement and document a creative project, in collaboration with others from the same or different disciplines;
- present creative work in a manner which is appropriate and engaging.

Skills and abilities in personal effectiveness
- understand the roles and responsibilities of individuals within a group project;
- manage time, and work effectively and realistically to schedules and deadlines;
- develop an awareness of personal strengths and areas for development; examine assumptions critically in the light of evidence.

Keywordsrecital music performance
Course organiserDr Anne Desler
Course secretaryMiss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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