Advanced Individual and Group Performances - CMAT6010

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Spring Term 6 15 (7.5) Richard Perks checkmark-circle


This highly practical module will build on skills and understanding developed in the prerequisite stage 1 module Individual and Group Performance, challenging you to develop your instrumental (including vocal) skills to an advanced level and employ additional techniques to further optimise practice sessions and hone professional presentation. Skills and understanding are promoted through individual instrumental or vocal lessons and weekly performance workshops. You will develop your musicianship by listening to others and by performing regularly, in solo and group contexts. You will also work across a range of musical styles, enabling you to develop the versatile skillset needed to tackle the demands of the current professional music industry.


Contact hours

Contact Hours: 27
Independent study hours: 123
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main Assessment Methods.
This module will be assessed by 100% coursework.

Contribution to Workshops - 10%
Practice and Rehearsal Diary (1100 words) - 20%
Final Public Performance (25 minutes) - 70%

Reassessment Methods
Coursework 100%

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Green, B. (2015). The Inner Game of Music. London: Pan Books.
Harnum, J. (2014). The Practice of Practice: Get Better Faster. Chicago: Sol Ut Press.
Kageyama, N. (2017). The Bulletproof Musician Blog.
Available at
Parncutt R. & McPherson, G. (2002). The Science and Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ritchie, L., & Williamson, A. (2013). Measuring Musical Self-Regulation: Linking Processes, Skills and Beliefs. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 1(1) 106-117.
Williamson, A. (2004). Strategies and Techniques for Enhancing Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1) apply performance and practice techniques learned to contemporary music (in both performance and practice contexts;
2) demonstrate an advanced understanding of repertoire and role of their principal instrument, particularly with regard to recent music genres and the historical, cultural and technical issues that enhance knowledge of them;
3) demonstrate a systematic understanding of the relationship between musical performer and audience, including ways this may be manipulated;
4) conceive musical ideas and manipulate them in an inventive and individual way and as part of a group;
5) utilise the artistic and expressive skills necessary to communicate music convincingly to the listener, both as an individual and part of a group

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1) assimilate different theoretical and aesthetic systems of thought and to relate theory to practice;
2) examine assumptions, concepts and hypotheses critically in the light of evidence, to make informed choices and to apply insights from one area of study to another;
3) synthesize inputs (knowledge, materials, information) in order to generate outputs in written, audio or practical format;
4) communicate and interact effectively with others;
5) work independently, to understand one's own learning style and work regime;
6) plan and set priorities.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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