MUSP4703 - Performance Psychology and Preparation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 20 minutes

Course content

The course focuses on dealing with the challenges and mental strategies needed to prepare for performances, including mental and practical training strategies. Lectures, and planning and evaluation of personal performance experiences forms the basis for colloquium discussions.

Learning outcome

The candidate:
- has knowledge of different forms of performance preparation.
- has knowledge of performing under performance pressure
- has knowledge of practice strategies and techniques for motivation

The candidate:
- has incorporated strategies to manage the challenge in the music career

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, colloquium discussions, reports. Written assignment that is the base for the final examination. Scope: about 4 typed A4 pages with 1.5 spacing, type size 12, and standard margins.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in mandatory lectures, and study groups
  • Reports

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's programme in Music Performance Studies.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral 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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