ED3SM1-Subject Specialism 3 : Music

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites: ED2SM1 Subject Specialism 2 : Music
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Rebecca Berkley

Email: r.m.berkley@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module builds on ED2SM1: Subject Specialism 2 and enables students to develop their musicianship skills through individual study on an instrument (or voice); study of music history and analysis; and practical skills in using music technology.

•To develop instrumental (or voice) skills as a solo performer
•To develop research and analysis skills in music history
•To develop practical skills in using music technology in the classroom

Assessable learning outcomes:
On successful completion, students will be able to:
•Present a solo recital to a high standard of performance
•Demonstrate skill in using music technology in the classroom
•Critically analyse music from different historical periods reflecting on the aesthetic and technical content of the music

Additional outcomes:
Students will be able to:
•Pursue long term goals through good self-organization and independent study
•Make observations critically and effectively
•Work independently and meet interim deadlines
•Demonstrate independence of judgement
•Review their own learning and measure progress again agreed targets

Outline content:
This module builds on the skills developed in ED2SM1. Students will have one to one instrumental (or voice) lessons with a teacher and present a solo recital. They will reflect on their progress as an instrumentalist against agreed targets. Students will have practical sessions in using music technology in the classroom and evaluate effective ways to integrate music technology into their teaching. They will analyse music in different contexts.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Individual instrumental lessons, group workshops on music technology, seminars on music history and analysis, independent study on guided tasks.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 15 15
Seminars 15
Tutorials 2 3
Practicals classes and workshops 4 2 4
Guided independent study 80 20 40
Total hours by term 116.00 22.00 62.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Oral assessment and presentation 40
Practical skills assessment 60

Other information on summative assessment:
Students will present a lecture recital comprising:
Individual recital 15 minute on their solo instrument or voice (60%).
Individual lecture 10 minutes (40%).

Formative assessment methods:
Informal group and individual tutorials on progress, rehearsal and draft performances of recital programme.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    40% for each piece of work

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Reassessment during the summer resit period.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books: All texts are available in the Library.
    ROBINSON, J. (2005) Deeper than reason: emotion and its role in literature, music, and art. [electronic resource] Oxford: Clarendon.
    GROAK, J (2013) Canon Vs. Culture: Reflections on the Current Debate [electronic resource]. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.

    2) Specialist equipment or materials: Students supply their own musical instruments, other than piano, organ and orchestral percussion. Students insure their instruments. Students may also supply additional sheet music. Costs will vary depending on the needs of their instrument.
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding: Most material is available on Blackboard. If paper handouts are required, these are supplied.
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification: Music technology software and hardware is supplied for students
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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