MUSP4143 - Music Styles - In-depth Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 1/2
Practical exam 1/2 30 minutes

Course content

The course offers students an in-depth study of a limited stylistic area, composer, or genre connected to the student's principal instrument. The course includes learning essential compositions and the evaluation of theoretical and analytical studies with respect to style and variations of interpretation. The course requires a significant degree of self-study.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • an use the knowledge in the in-depth study in her/his musical performances
  • can orientate in relevant literature
  • can complete an independent written assignment.


The candidate

  • has in-depth knowledge in a defined stylistic area in music, a genre or composer
  • has the relevant knowledge of and can use relevant methods of musical analyses
  • has knowledge of musical performance practices related to the chosen topic of in-depth study
  • has knowledge of the rules for good language writing and basic academic writing

Learning methods and activities

Individual lectures and/or group lectures - 15 lessons in total. Tutoring on assignment writing - maximum 7 lessons. If there is a need for accompaniment lessons, the student must apply to the department.

Further on evaluation

The exam is divided into two equal parts.. Written assignment: Scope: about 20 pages with 1.5 spacing, type size 12, and standard margins. Example notes and illustrations are in addition to this. The practical exam is a combined concert and concert lecture with a duration of 30-40 minutes, where the student verbally presents the content of the assignment and perform the selected repertoire.

In order for the course to be passed, both parts of the exam must be passed. If failed in one of the assessments, this particular part must be done over again.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance (MMUSP)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

Requires passed MUSP4171 or corresponding course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Fourth-year courses, level IV


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Practical exam 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 1/2





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical exam 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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