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Department of Music

Performance 2

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Can be taken either in one of the traditions taught at SOAS, or in another vocal or instrumental tradition of Asia and Africa (or their diaspora communities) taught by an approved teacher outside SOAS. The chosen tradition will normally be from the same geographical region as an Area Music course taken in the same or adjacent academic year. 


Performance 1a or Performance 1b is normally a prerequisite.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

To extend performance skills beyond the level achieved in Performance 1, a or b. Students will, by the end of the course, play at least three pieces of medium difficulty on the instrument(s) chosen, and have a good grasp of performance theory in relation to the instrument(s) chosen.


By arrangement

Method of assessment

Exam 80% (performance & oral), diary or essay (20%)

Students may choose to be assessed on either of two items, to be submitted by the second Monday of Term 3: an essay of 2,000 words, whose subject is to be agreed with your Sub-convenor; 
a Learning Diary with self-critique of 1,000 words.