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Undergraduate Course: Recital (MUSI10021)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe course enables students to develop and demonstrate before the public a high degree of expertise in their chosen performance specialism and prepare a recital programme of 40 minutes' duration. Students will engage critically with aspects specific to their instrument or voice and performance-related aspects of their chosen programme. In addition to furthering their critical and presentation skills in seminars under the course organiser's guidance, students hone their performance skills in 1:1 lessons with external specialist instrumental or vocal tutors.
Course description In Recital, students will develop and demonstrate a high level of expertise in multiple aspects of their chosen performance specialism, including technical skill, interpretation, presentation, knowledge of performance practices and repertoire, rooted in a research-led, critically informed approach to musical practice. Based on evaluation of their technical skills as well as reflection on their artistic aims, performance persona and the communicative potential of their repertoire, they will curate a recital programme of 40 minutes' duration that is suitably pitched to attract and engage a public audience.

Students will attend fortnightly seminars in which they will have the opportunity to present their practice (which can take the form of recorded or live performances or presentations) for feedback and discuss performance-related matters with their peers and the course organiser. The course-based tuition bursary enables students to take individual instrumental or vocal lessons from external experts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Performance 3 (MUSI10086)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course can only be taken by single honours Music students on the BMus and BSc Acoustics and Music Technology degrees in year 4.
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 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
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 40 %, Practical Exam 60 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Essay on performance issues relevant to the student's projected recital (3000-3,250 words): 20%
2. Programme Booklet or Press Release: 10%
3. Final Recital (38-42 min): 70%

In addition to the above components, students must submit their recital programme (i.e. a list of the pieces in their projected recital) by the end of semester 1, week 11. This is not marked but failure to submit it will result in a 10% penalty on the Programme Booklet mark.
Feedback Students receive verbal and/or written formative feedback on an ongoing basis from the course organiser, their instrumental/vocal tutors, their peers and, if applicable, the staff pianist.

Summative feedback on all summative assessments is provided in line with University guidelines.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a high level of expertise in their performance specialism 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 Richard Craig
Tel: (0131 6)51 5800
Course secretaryMrs Carrie Parker
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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