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Performance IA

Although not a formal requirement, we recommend that students taking this option be of at least ABRSM Grade 8 standard or equivalent. 

The examination, which will take place before an audience that may consist of staff, students, and others, including External and Internal Examiners, shall consist of an instrumental or vocal recital of not more than fifteen minutes on stage. Please note that entrance, exit, tuning, and times between pieces or songs etc. form part of the allotted fifteen minutes. 

Candidates are expected to have at least six hours of vocal/instrumental lessons as preparation for this paper; tuition is to be arranged by students themselves or through their Colleges, with advice from the Co-ordinator, where relevant. 

Students are expected to use all aspects of the teaching in the Faculty to enhance their performing skills. Examining music through history, harmony, analysis, aural and keyboard training will influence what informs an interpretation. These issues will be addressed through performance classes and seminars, which all students taking this paper are expected to attend. 

All students taking this option will be encouraged to take part in ensembles and other performance activities within the University, Faculty, Colleges, and/or wider community, and to participate as appropriate in Faculty or College master classes and workshops. 

Recitalists must hand in to the Faculty of Music Office a declaration form indicating their intention to take the Recital option by Friday 28 October 2016 (including an indication of the instrument chosen or the type of voice).

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