30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will introduce students to historically-informed performance practice as a core component of the performance of western classical music. By engaging with primary source material, scholarly research, recordings and live performances, students will approach performance as a research-informed discipline. The module will include a mixture of lectures and performance workshops and will culminate with a performance presentation of a programme and topic chosen by the student.

Restrictions on availability: MUST64/65 and MUST73/74 students only. Students on other Music programmes with a keen interest and appropriate ability in performance may be accepted onto this module subject to the agreement of all relevant staff.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study,
Assessment: Practical skills assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK