MUSP4714 - Reflection on Musical Performance


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

The course seeks to provide students with a reflective attitude towards the musicians role, through being able to see the connection between their own artistic activities and music and the role of art in society in a historical, cultural and aesthetic context. The course will further elucidate the relationships between artistic and cultural discourses and musical performance practice, and stimulate critical thinking around these themes. The course focuses on topics like historically informed performance practice, the concept of the musical work, the transferring of tradition, music and ethics, artistic development, personal musical intuition and aesthetic orientation.

Learning outcome

The candidate
- has a reflective attitude towards the importance of music in past and present, and her role as a musician in her cultural context
- has awareness and knowledge and can reflect critically about art and aesthetic questions

The candidate:
- can reflect on and communicate her artistic choices
- can integrate obtained knowledge and insight into their own musical performance

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, colloquium, reports, interpretation/musical activity and a written assignment.

The written assignment shall reflect the student's own practice in the light of selected perspectives presented during the course. There should be a clear relationship between the oral exam and the written assignment. The assignment must have a scope of about 4 typed A4 pages of text with line spacing 1.5, 12 point font and standard margins.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Written assignment

Further on evaluation

The form of assessment in this course is an oral exam.

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

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

No.of lecture hours: 2

Language of instruction: -

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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