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This subject examines the skills individual performers require in the development of a range of repertoire and technical studies appropriate to the specialist area, which lead to individual presentations in formal recital environments. The subject includes individual lessons with expert practitioners, as well as group classes, which focus on the art of improvisation and developing the ability to compose and perform in real time.
Intended learning outcomes
On completing this subject students will have developed:
- the ability to connect research, repertoire and performance, and creative skills of interpretation across a wide spectrum of music;
- the ability to be cognisant of and sympathetic to a broad range of musics and associated performance skills;
- the ability to work at various levels, both individually and as a team member, in a wide variety of musical environments;
- an appreciation of the creation of music from a non-style based perspective;
- an understanding of the connection between the idea of 'real-time' composition and the deeper concepts of 'flow' and 'play';
- necessary skills to combat performance anxiety and other elements which hinder the successful performance of music;
- an appreciation and understanding of the individualistic nature of performance.
On completing this subject students will:
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline;
- have reached a high level of achievement in creative artistic practice, problem solving and communication;
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
- have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.
Last updated: 6 December 2019