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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Performance, Choir, Aural & Keyboard 2
Module Code MC208
School 59
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Sean Doherty
Semester 2: Sean Doherty
Autumn: Sean Doherty
Module TeachersSean Doherty
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module offers a wide range of experience in music performance skills, including practice techniques, rehearsal etiquette, accompaniment, giving and receiving constructive feedback, examining musical performance, part and score reading, and conducting through solo and ensemble instrumental and vocal performance, and participation in the Chorale. The module also includes individual instrumental/vocal tuition, with subsidised lessons available on-site through the Artane School of Music.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a level of practical musicianship and instrumental/performance skills appropriate to Year 2.
2. Display foundational skills in solo and ensemble performance.
3. Engage in the organisation of choral rehearsals and performances, using the necessary interpersonal skills.
4. Apply the competencies acquired to the teaching context.
5. Display an appropriate practical knowledge of style and repertoire.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture16Performance Studies Lectures and Workshops
Directed learning10Individual instrumental/vocal tuition.
Lecture54Choral rehearsals and performances
Independent Study45Individual practice in instrument(s)/voice; ensemble rehearsal and performance
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Practical/skills evaluationPractical assessment in performance skills.70%Every Second Week
Performance evaluationGroup assessment in performance skills20%Sem 2 End
ParticipationParticipation in and contribution to choral rehearsals and performances throughout the year.10%Every Week
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Gerald Klickstein: 2009, The Musician's Way : A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness, Oxford University Press,
  • J. Murphy McCaleb: 2016, Embodied Knowledge in Ensemble Performance, Routledge,
  • J Rink: 2014, Musical performance : a guide to understanding, Cambridge University Press,
Other Resources

51728, Printed Music, Various composers, 0, Choral Repertoire, 51729, Video, 0, Audio/Video Recordings of Repertoire, www.youtube.com, 51730, Website, Various composers, 0, Music Scores (Public Domain), www.cpdl.org,
Programme or List of Programmes
BRMBachelor of Religious Education & Music

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