Music – Performance (Music)
The MA in Performance (Music) is an exciting programme that provides inclusive access to a thorough grounding in music performance skills across a uniquely diverse range of music genres and styles, including popular music, Irish traditional music, world musics, jazz, new and experimental music and western classical music. Students develop their instrumental/vocal skills in their chosen genre(s) through participation in a series of master classes delivered by external professional musicians chosen to match students’ instrumental/vocal specialisms. In addition to this unique opportunity to develop individual, genre-specific performance skills, students’ have the opportunity to explore an inclusive range of music genres and develop their understanding of cross-cultural performance practices in music through a series of workshops led by accomplished expert performers. Students also have an opportunity to develop their creativity in the context of collaborative music making through participation in a exceptionally wide range of music ensembles, including gamelan, Irish traditional music, popular music, early music, and many other ensembles. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop their music composition skills, transferrable research skills and their ability to integrate academic and practical work.
The MA in Performance (Music) is an intensive postgraduate course focused on the performance of music.
Students take 90 credits as follows:
MU6003 Performance Studies (15 credits)
MU6025 Research Skills for Musicians (15 credits)
MU6026 Performance Workshop (15 credits)
Performance Studies: In this module students explore the performance of music in social and cultural contexts. Students will consider a wide range of concepts and issues related to music performance, including: the multiple ways in which music performance is presented and consumed; the relationship between performers and their audiences; the concept of music performance as ritual; and the role of performance in the shaping of individual and collective identities.
Performance Workshop: This module is co-taught by a team of specialists and covers a cross-cultural range of music genres. A range of teaching and learning methodologies are employed, including practical engagement with music making, through which students learn about diverse music practices, repertories and performance contexts.
Research Skills for Musicians: In this module students learn a range of research skills relevant to the study of music performance, including: how to listen critically, practice effectively, use the library, find online sources, complete an ethics form, use Sibelius, and present ideas publicly.
Students also choose one of the following modules:
and 15 credits from the following:
and 15 credits from the following:
MU6004 Performance Practice (15 credits)
MU6039 Praxis 1(10 credits)
MU6040 Praxis 2 (10 credits)
MU6035 The Body in Creative Arts Practice (10 credits)
MU6041 Agora (5 credits)
MU6031 Sound Studies and Musicology (5 credits)
MU6034 Multidisciplinary Debates in Ethnomusicology and Musicology (5 credits)
MU6027 Performance Project (30 credits)
Performance Project: After two semesters of coursework, students completing the MA prepare and submit a Performance Project which includes a major recital/performance. As part of this module each student participates in a series of masterclasses presented by leading professional musicians who specialise in the student’s area of music performance. Students opting for a Postgraduate Diploma do not complete the Performance Project.
Students registering part-time will complete 45 credits of taught modules in Year 1 and 15 credits of taught modules and the Performance Project (30 credits) in Year 2.
Postgraduate Diploma in Performance (Music)
Candidates who pass Part I but who fail, or fail to submit, the performance project, may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance (Music).
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Published on 26 January 2019