SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Performance 2

Module Code:
FHEQ Level:
Taught in:
Full Year

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 module

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.


Fortnightly one-hour seminars, and individual lessons by arrangement

Method of assessment

  • Initial performance (worth 10%)
  • 2,000-word reflective portfolio and learning diary (worth 20%)
  • Performance exam (70%)


Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules