MUSP4180 - Main Instrument D


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 100/100 60 minutes

Course content

The subject builds upon the contains of Instrument and Performing C, or equivalent. Individual lessons in main instrument with emphasis on independent work. The student will study and work with a large and varied repertoire.

Performative analysis is included in concert froum.

Personal artistic development is a focus area, and performative analysis is included. The subject emphasizes concert 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 report.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • shows artistic and individual expression and masters different performing situations
  • has instrumental/vocal skills in order to realize her/his artistic intentions in a clear and personal way
  • masters and has experience in playing in different kinds of ensembles


The candidate

  • has knowledge of the main line of her/his repertoire, and has rehearsed considerable amounts of this repertoire
  • has knowledge about and experience in practical issues around performance practicalities
  • can analyze music from a performing musician's point of view

Learning methods and activities

  • Main instrument lessons.
  • Accompanying lessons for relevant instruments.
  • Concert forum, including performative analysis.
  • Ensemble. Does not apply to organ.
  • Projects, various lessons.

Instruction is obligatory and demands minimum 80% attendance.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory
  • Participation in three concerts

Further on evaluation

A list of the student's repertoire from all four years of study (appr 300 minutes all together) and program for the examination concert must be submitted for academic approval medio April. The examination will normally have a duration corresponding to a recital/solo concert, 45 - 60 minutes of effective playing, depending on the instrument. All mandatory activities must be approved before the student can be examined.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Passed MUSP4170 or equivalent.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUSP4140 30.0 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Fourth-year courses, level IV


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Practical examination 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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