MUSP4170 - Main instrument and performing C


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical exam 100/100 30 minutes

Course content

The subject builds upon the contains of Instrument and Performing B, or equivalent. Individual lessons in main instrument with emphasis on independent work. The subject emphasizes concert training and ensemble training, and the student must participate with solo or chamber musical repertoire in at least three concerts during the academic year. At least one of the concerts must be part of Department of Music's own concerts. The concerts are to be documented and approved in the semester reports.

Compulsory course in Music Presentation/Performance Psychology: The course includes selected themes as organizing concerts, performing on stage, program planning, communication, the role of the manager, the role of the music producer, target audiences etc. The student will gain experience in preparation, implementation, and evaluation through a compulsory presentation project. The course includes basic knowledge of mental and physical strategies of mastering pressure in performing situations. The course also includes basic strategies of learning and practice.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • shows artistic expression and masters different performing situations
  • has instrumental/vocal skills in order to realize her/his artistic intentions
  • can work goal-oriented and independent, alone or together with others
  • masters and has experience in playing in different kinds of ensembles
  • has practical experience in prima vista playing/singing.


The candidate

  • has knowledge of and masters techniques for rehearsing, practice and preparing for performances
  • has knowledge of the main lines of the repertoire of her/his instrument
  • has knowledge of practical performing preparations.

Learning methods and activities

  • Main instrument individual lessons for 25 weeks
  • Accompanying lessons for relevant instruments 30 minutes per week for 25 weeks
  • Concert forum 2 hours per week for up to 20 weeks
  • Music presentation/Performance psychology 2 hours per week for up to 20 weeks
  • Ensemble 2 hour per week in 10 weeks. Except organ.
  • Projects, various lessons

The resource in ensemble and Concert forum might be redistributed.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in three concerts
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Course in music performance/performance psychology

Further on evaluation

All mandatory activities must be approved before the student can be examintated.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Passed MUSP4160 or equivalent.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUSP4130 30.0 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


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


Examination arrangement: Practical exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Practical exam 100/100
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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