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MISKIN MUSIC - ASSIGNMENT BRIEF 2017/18

BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) – MUSIC


Assignment title/reference: T2.2 Live Performance 2
Unit: 33 Music Performance Studies
Assessor: David MacKinnon I.V: Matt Power
Date issued: 08/01/18
Formative assessment: 09/02/18 Submission date: 26/03/18

The This project runs alongside the Music Performance Skills unit but continues to allow you to put
project techniques into practice as you work towards performances in the latter part of the term. Having
brief an effective rehearsal routine, and a habit of effectively warming up, will allow you to develop
your skills as a performer. Throughout this process you must document your progress.
Scenario You are part of a function band that is working towards a number of performances. You will need
to take part in a number of structured rehearsals, developing a varied repertoire. The nature of
the work demands that you adopt a professional attitude and have music reading skills.

Learning Outcomes

LO 1 Be able to practise a varied 1.1 demonstrate appropriate skills in solo performances


repertoire of music in order to 1.2 perform a suitably varied solo repertoire
improve instrumental or vocal 1.3 evidence developing instrumental or vocal technique
skills in solo performances.
LO 2 Be able to practise a varied 2.1 demonstrate appropriate skills in ensemble performances
repertoire of ensemble music 2.2 communicate effectively during ensemble performances
with others in order to improve 2.3 select, rehearse and perform suitable ensemble repertoire
instrumental or vocal skills as
a group performer.
LO 3 Understand rehearsal 3.1 assess an effective practice regime
techniques. 3.2 analyse effective ensemble rehearsal techniques
3.3 evaluate an appropriate professional attitude
LO 4 Be able to read music 4.1 demonstrate the ability to read notation in a performance
notations in practice and 4.2 demonstrate the ability to read alternative notation in
performance. performance
4.3 perform stylistic conventions when reading music

Learner declaration

I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully
acknowledged.

Student signature: Date:

Qualification: BTEC HNC in MUSIC 2017/18


MISKIN MUSIC - ASSIGNMENT BRIEF 2017/18

This assignment gives you the opportunity to


achieve the following MERIT grades:

Grade Descriptor Indicative Contextualisation


Characteristic/s
M1 An effective approach to You must introduce appropriate methods into your
Identify and apply improving your technique practice routine that you have identified as ways to
strategies to find has taken place improve.
appropriate solutions
M2 A range of methods and You must adopt a range of practice routines and
Select / design and apply techniques have been demonstrate the effectiveness of each. Improvement
appropriate methods and applied and justified. in performance must take place.
techniques
M3 Communication is You must track your improvement throughout the
Present and communicate appropriate and technical process, presenting each stage in an appropriate
appropriate findings language has been used. format. This could be audio, video or written log.

This assignment gives you the opportunity to


achieve the following DISTINCTION grades:

Grade Descriptor Indicative Contextualisation


Characteristic/s
D1 Realistic improvements At various stages throughout the process you must
Use critical reflection to have been proposed identify areas for improvement within your playing
evaluate own work and against defined and set yourself realistic goals.
justify valid conclusions characteristics for
success.
D2 Activities have been You must show a level of autonomy and self-
Take responsibility for managed. discipline when undertaking rehearsals and solo
managing and organising practice, with clear evidence of planning.
activities
D3 Innovation and creative You must think beyond what is expected or when
Demonstrate convergent / thought have been devising the repertoire, by choosing a wide range of
lateral / creative thinking applied. varied and challenging pieces.

This process demands an understanding of practice techniques, what constitutes as a varied


repertoire and music notation. You are advised to use college library resources where you think
appropriate.

Qualification: BTEC HNC in MUSIC 2017/18


MISKIN MUSIC - ASSIGNMENT BRIEF 2017/18

ASSIGNMENT BRIEF

BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) – MUSIC


Assignment title/reference: T2.1 Performance Studies
Unit: 33 Music Performance Studies
Assessor: David MacKinnon I.V: Matt Power
Date issued: 08/02/17
Formative assessment: Submission date: 26/03/18

The This project runs alongside the Music Performance Skills unit but continues to allow you to put
project techniques into practice as you work towards performances in the latter part of the term. Having
brief an effective rehearsal routine, and a habit of effectively warming up, will allow you to develop
your skills as a performer. Throughout this process you must document your progress.

Scenario You are part of a function band that is working towards a number of performances. You will need
to take part in a number of structured rehearsals, developing a varied repertoire. You must adopt
a professional attitude and demonstrate music reading skills.

TASKS EVIDENCE
Task 1 Solo Video / Log
1.1, Work on your technique by practicing solo pieces. You must produce evidence that Observation
1.2, you can demonstrate appropriate skills in solo performance, perform a suitably
1.3 varied solo repertoire, and that you have developed instrumental or vocal technique.
Task 2 Varied Repertoire Video / Audio
2.1, You must show a professional approach within the your rehearsals. You will be Recordings
2.2, 2.3 observed on how you: demonstrate appropriate skills; communicate effectively; and
how you select, rehearse and perform suitable ensemble repertoire.
Task 3 Analysing Rehearsal Techniques Debrief
3.1, You must habitually evaluate rehearsals. Within a group debrief, and with personal Evaluations
3.2, 3.3 reflection: assess an effective practice regime; analyse effective ensemble
rehearsal techniques; and evaluate an appropriate professional attitude.
Task 4 Reading Music Notation Observation,
4.1, Within a rehearsal environment you must: demonstrate the ability to read notation in video
4.2, 4.3 a performance; perform stylistic conventions when reading music; and demonstrate
the ability to read alternative notation in performance.

Qualification: BTEC HNC in MUSIC 2017/18


MISKIN MUSIC - ASSIGNMENT BRIEF 2017/18

ASSIGNMENT SUMMARY AND FEEDBACK

BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) – MUSIC


Assignment title/reference: T2.1 Performance Studies
Unit: 33 Music Performance Studies
Assessor: David MacKinnon I.V:
Learner: Date Submitted:

Criteria The evidence shows you are able to: Achieved (tick)
1.1 Demonstrate appropriate skills in solo performances
1.2 Perform a suitably varied solo repertoire
1.3 Evidence developing instrumental or vocal technique
2.1 Demonstrate appropriate skills in ensemble performances
2.2 Communicate effectively during ensemble performances
2.3 Select, rehearse and perform suitable ensemble repertoire
3.1 Assess an effective practice regime
3.2 Analyse effective ensemble rehearsal techniques
3.3 Evaluate an appropriate professional attitude
4.1 Demonstrate the ability to read notation in a performance
4.2 Demonstrate the ability to read alternative notation in performance
4.3 Perform stylistic conventions when reading music

Merit Distinction

Grade Descriptor Achieved (tick) Grade Descriptor Achieved (tick)


M1 D1
Identify and apply Use critical reflection to
strategies to find evaluate own work and
appropriate solutions justify valid conclusions
M2 D2
Select / design and apply Take responsibility for
appropriate methods and managing and organizing
techniques activities

M3 D3
Present and Demonstrate convergent
communicate appropriate / lateral / creative thinking
findings

Qualification: BTEC HNC in MUSIC 2017/18


MISKIN MUSIC - ASSIGNMENT BRIEF 2017/18

Formative Feedback: Assessor to Student

Action Plan

Summative feedback

Feedback: Student to Assessor

Assessor Signature Date

Student Signature Date

Qualification: BTEC HNC in MUSIC 2017/18