SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Performance 3

Module Code:
FHEQ Level:
Taught in:
Full Year

The tradition chosen must normally follow in some logical way from the content of Performance 2 (which is normally a prerequisite), so that your final public recital represents the cumulation of two years or more of progress. Assessed by a public recital plus a portfolio of coursework. 

The portfolio may take the form of one or more of the following: 

  • an organological study, 
  • a musical analysis, 
  • a teaching package or pedagogical account,
  • or other work, 

the exact format to be agreed with the Sub-convenor. 


Performance 2 is normally a prerequisite.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

Performance 3 continues the practical training in an instrument or vocal tradition of Asia or Africa began in performance 2. performance is an integral part of training in ethnomusicology (as in other musicology courses), and provides both practical competence and insights into academic study.


Fortnightly one-hour seminars, and individual lessons by arrangement

Method of assessment

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


Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules