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Undergraduate Programme in Music Performance

The Royal Irish Academy of Music

in association with

The University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin

Undergraduate Course Title:

Bachelor in Music Performance

Exit award:

Ordinary B.A. (after passing year 3)

Credit value:

60 ECTS per year/240 in total;

1 ECTS = 25 student effort hours

Duration of the honors degree course:

Full time 4 years

Closing date for applications:

1

st

February (Direct application to RIAM)

Institution delivering the course:

The Royal Irish Academy of Music

Head of Institution:

Deborah Kelleher, Director

Accrediting Institution

:

The University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin

Affiliation to School in Trinity College

:

School of Drama, Film and Music

Code for Registration purposes:

UBDM-MPER-1V

A Note on this Handbook

This handbook applies to students taking the Bachelor in Music Performance programme. This handbook will provide a guide to what is expected of you on this programme. Please retain for future reference.

This handbook is available in alternative format upon request by e-mail to generaloffice@riam.ie .

The information provided in this handbook is accurate at the time of preparation. Any necessary revisions will be notified to students. The lecturer reserves the right to alter the content of individual modules during the year. Please note that, in the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the General Regulations published in the University Calendar and information contained in course handbooks, the handbook does not supersede the University regulations in the College Calendar and the provisions of the General Regulations will prevail.

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Contents

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1. Introduction 5

2. Rationale 5

3. Structure of Programme 5

3.1 Instruments/Disciplines 5

3.2 Aims and Objectives 5

3.3 Programme Learning outcomes 6

4. Governance Structure 6

4.1 RIAM Board of Governors 6

4.2 RIAM Board of Studies 6

4.3 RIAM Heads of Faculty 6

4.4 Governance structure between Trinity College Dublin and RIAM 6

5. Admissions 6 5.1 Minimum/maximum numbers 7 5.2 Delivery format 7 5.3 Admission requirements 9 5.4 Audition procedures 11 5.5 Administrative support 12 5.6 Accommodation 12

6. Academic quality assurance 12

6.1 RIAM Board of Studies 12

6.2 Evaluation/Student feedback 12

6.3 Role of External Examiners 12

6.4 Student services and facilities 13

7. Course Committee 13

7.1 Structure of Course Committee 13

7.2 Membership of the Admissions Sub-committee 13 7.3 Examination Results Liaison Representative 14

8. Academic Year and Terms 14

8.1 Module Co-ordinators/Lecturers 14

8.2 Integration and linking across years 1-4 14

9. Assessment procedures 14

9.1 Methods of Assessments 14

9.2 Examination Panels 15

9.3 Bachelor in Music Performance - Instrumental Marking Criteria 16 9.4 Bachelor in Music Performance - Vocal Studies Marking Criteria 17

9.5 Re-sit Assessment 18

9.6 Result procedure 19

9.7 Appeals procedure 20

9.8 Academic progression 20

9.9 Awards 20

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12. Bachelor in Music Performance - Vocal Modules 21

12.1 Module delivery overview 24

12.2 Summary of Student Effort Hours 25

13 Overall Assessment 31

Bachelor in Music Performance Junior Freshman [1]

Summary Table 36

Module 1: Principal Study 37

Principal Study - Chorale 39

Module 2: Performance Classes - Song - Junior Song Class 41 Performance Classes - Oratorio - Oratorio/Baroque Song 43 Module 3: Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Platform Class 45

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Performance Psychology 47

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Phonetics/English 48

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Italian Diction 49

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting –

Feldenkrais 50

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Movement 51

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Module 5: Aural Training/Sight-Singing 54

Module 6: History of Music 56

Module 7: Practical Musicianship - Keyboard Skills 58

Practical Musicianship - Analysis 60

Practical Musicianship - Music Technology 61 Bachelor in Music Performance Senior Freshman [2]

Summary Table 63

Module 1: Principal Study 64

Principal Study - Chorale 66

Principal Study- Chamber Music/Ensemble Singing 68 Module 2: Performance Classes - Song - Junior Song Class 70 Performance Classes - Oratorio - Oratorio/Baroque Song 72 Performance Classes - Opera Studies - Opera Class 74 Module 3: Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Platform Class 76

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Performance Psychology 78

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Phonetics/English 79

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Italian Diction 81

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

German Diction 82

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Feldenkrais 83

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Movement 84

Module 4: Compositional Techniques - Harmony & Counterpoint 85

Module 5: Aural Training/Sight-Singing 87

Module 6: History of Music 89

Module 7: Practical Musicianship - Keyboard Skills 91

Practical Musicianship - Analysis 93

Practical Musicianship - Free Composition 95 Bachelor in Music Performance Junior Sophister [3]

Summary Table 96

Module 1: Principal Study 97

Principal Study - Chorale 99

Principal Study- Chamber Music/Ensemble Singing 101 Module 2: Performance Classes - Song - German Lieder Class 103 Performance Classes - Song - French Mélodies Class 105 Performance Classes - Song - American and English Song Class 107 Performance Classes - Oratorio - Oratorio 109 Performance Classes - Opera Studies - Opera Ensemble 111 Module 3: Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Audition Technique Class 114

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Career Management 116

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Performance Psychology 118

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

German Diction 119

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

French Diction 120

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction and Movement and Acting -

Acting Styles and Practices 121

Module 4: Compositional Techniques - Harmony & Counterpoint 122

Module 5: Aural Training/Sight-Singing 124

Module 6: History of Music 126

Module 7: Practical Musicianship - Anlaysis 128

Practical Musicianship - Free Composition 130 Practical Musicianship - Music Technology 131 Practical Musicianship - Introduction to Conducting 133 Bachelor in Music Performance Senior Sophister [4]

Summary Table 135

Module 1: Principal Study 136

Principal Study - Chorale 138

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Module 2: Performance Classes - Song - German Lieder Class 142 Performance Classes - Song - French Mélodies Class 144

Performance Classes - French Diction 146

Performance Classes - Song - American and English Song Class 147 Performance Classes - Oratorio - Oratorio 149 Performance Classes - Opera Studies - Opera Ensemble 151 Performance Classes - Opera Studies - Opera Production 153

Module 3a: Aural Training/Sight-Singing 156

Module 3b: Academic Elective - Analysis 158

Module 3c: Academic Elective - Free Composition 160 Module 3d: Academic Elective - Music Technology 162

Module 3e: Academic Elective - Conducting 164

Module 3f: Academic Elective - Dissertation 166

Appendices

Appendix 1: Prescribed pieces for audition 168

Appendix 2: List of teaching staff 170

Appendix 3: Performance Electives 171

Appendix 4: Performance Marking Criteria 173

Appendix 5: Accompaniment Class Syllabus 175

Appendix 6: Research Misconduct 177

Appendix 7: Dissertation Criteria 178 Appendix 8: Music Technology/Composition Marking Criteria 181

Appendix 9: Exercises and Excerpts 183

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1. Introduction

This programme aims to bring students to the highest performing level, and to enhance the interpretative and intellectual qualities of their performance through supporting academic and professional practice studies.

The content and structure of the programme is comparable to the best performing courses available in Conservatories and Universities abroad, and has been prepared with reference to international models of best practice. In designing this programme, the Academy has allocated to the student a significant amount of individual tuition from the instrumental/vocal teacher.

Ireland has three conservatoires which offer Bachelor degrees in Western Art Music performance, of which RIAM is one. The number of applicants for places in all institutions far exceeds the available places, indicating an interest in such programmes in Ireland which shows no signs of abating. Irish universities offer academically-focused degrees in music, catering for the student for whom a career as a performing musician is not necessarily the final goal. Performance degrees such as the one proposed here are by definition narrow in their recruitment focus. The number of students admitted to the course is small, and applicants are expected to have attained considerable proficiency in their chosen instrument/voice prior to entry.

This Degree programme of performing studies provides opportunities for performers of inherent excellence to develop their potential to the best international standards.

2. Rationale

The primary emphasis of the course is on practical studies including both solo and ensemble work. These studies are supported by courses in Aural Training, Compositional Techniques, History of Music and Professional Practice. These elements are designed to improve the quality of the student's performance by developing aural, structural and stylistic awareness, and understanding of compositional techniques and the unique challenges of the music profession.

Integral to the course are secondary studies in Chorale, RIAM Symphony Orchestra (for orchestral instruments), Accompaniment (for keyboard players) and Opera, Oratorio, Song Classes, Languages and Phonetics classes (for singers).

The Bachelor in Music Performance has two main pathways - instrumental and vocal. Though both connect at a significant number of points along the degree, they also have separate modules and assessments particular to the demands of their chosen performance medium. The programme content for both is described in two separate sections in this document.

3. Structure of Programme (Instrumental and Vocal pathways)

3.1 The following instruments/disciplines may be offered as Principal Study:

Keyboard String Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Voice Conducting

Piano Violin Recorder Soprano

Organ Viola Flute Mezzo-soprano

Harpsichord Violoncello Oboe Countertenor

Accordion Double Bass Clarinet Tenor

Accompaniment/ Concert Harp Bassoon Bass

Direction Irish Harp French Horn

E flat Tenor Horn Trumpet Trombone Euphonium Tuba Percussion

3.2

Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of the programme are:

• To train and develop students to the highest professional performance level, enabling them to take their place in the music profession whether as a solo instrumentalist, chamber music and orchestral player, accompanist, solo and choral singer.

• To inculcate sound musicianship through supporting studies, which will deepen and enrich students’ perception and understanding of the music they perform, both analytically and stylistically.

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• To provide students with a broad experience of practical music making, equipping them with the skills necessary to participate confidently in a wide variety of performance situations.

3.3 Programme Learning Outcomes

This programme leads to the award of a degree at Level 8 of the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland. On successful completion of this programme students should be able to:

• Demonstrate high standards of musical performance commensurate with those of graduates’ future status as confident and successful performing musicians

• Communicate a strong artistic vision, supported by a sound technique and effective rehearsal strategies • Work productively as part of a team within a variety of ensemble formats

• Demonstrate advanced knowledge of most compositional techniques

• Articulate orally and aurally an understanding of the techniques of musical composition

• Describe in detail the major developments of music through study of the musical score and secondary sources

• Improve use of the self through awareness of the physical experience associated with movement • Control anxiety and stress in performance

• Plan, reflect on and progress their careers and in a range of professional settings

4. Governance structure

4.1 RIAM Board of Governors

The RIAM Board of Governors is responsible for the governance and management of the Academy and for the administration of the endowments. The current board membership is 35 but the Board is currently being restructured to reduce this number to 19 over time. The Board consists of Vice Presidents, the Director and Governors representing the members of the Academy, the endowments, Dublin City Council, the Academic Board and staff. 4.2 RIAM Board of Studies

The RIAM Board of Studies is the Academic Board of the Academy. Subject to the supreme control of the Governors, this Board has charge of all matters directly appertaining to education in the Academy. The Board meets on a weekly basis during the Academic year and minutes of these meetings are submitted to the Board of Governors for approval.

4.3 RIAM Heads of Faculty

Five Heads of Faculty are appointed from the teaching staff. The faculties are broken into: Keyboard, Vocal Studies, Wind, Brass and Percussion, Strings and Musicianship. Such appointments last for a period of three years and staff can be reappointed for a further three year term. The maximum term which a Head of Faculty can serve is six years. Heads of Faculty represent their faculties' interests at RIAM Board of Studies meetings and also assist the Director in setting and implementing strategic plans for the RIAM.

4.4 Governance structure between TCD and RIAM

The intended governance structure of the validated course will be via the proposed RIAM Associated College Degrees Committee.

RIAM plans to integrate the RIAM Associated College Degrees Committee into its own governance and management structure by having a Committee representative join the RIAM Board of Governors (the highest authority in the RIAM), the Bachelor in Music Performance Course Committee and the Examination Board.

5. Admissions

Admissions to the Bachelor in Music Performance programme at The Royal Irish Academy of Music will be administered through direct application to the RIAM. The closing date for applications is February 1st. Following the audition and interview process which will take place in RIAM, RIAM will furnish the TCD Admissions Office with a list of successful applicants who have accepted the offer. This offer is conditional on achieving the required academic school qualifications described below. Entry is possible only at the beginning of the Academic Year, in September.

Applications

All prospective applicants must submit the following to the General Office, RIAM by 1st February:

• A completed application form (available from RIAM website or upon enquiry) • The relevant non-refundable application fee

• A copy of applicant’s birth certificate

• A detailed Curriculum Vitae which should include details of your performing career to date e.g. Concerts, Recitals, Feiseanna, Broadcasts, Orchestral/Chamber Music/Ensemble experience etc., as well as the applicant's examination record and any other information they would consider helpful to your application

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• Proof of competence in English in the case of students for whom English is not the first language.

• Written recommendations from two musicians, who may be the applicant’s teachers, confirming the suitability of the applicant for the course

• Applicants may submit an unedited DVD of a recent performance [optional]

• A personal statement may be included. Applicants may choose to indicate why they wish to undertake this programme, what they hope to achieve and why they specifically wish to study at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Short-listed applicants will be notified of the day and time of their audition and interview. 5.1 Minimum/maximum numbers

Minimum 10 EU/non EU fee paying applicants each Academic Year Maximum 20 EU/non EU fee paying applicants each Academic Year

5.2 Delivery format

The delivery format of the validated course: all modules are delivered by RIAM staff at the RIAM premises currently locatedin Westland Row.

Students who do not choose or are not allowed to proceed to the fourth year but who have successfully passed year 3 on the course will be eligible for an exit degree award of Ordinary B.A. Except by permission of the RIAM Associated College Degrees Committee, on the recommendation of the Course Committee, the Ordinary of B.A. may be conferred only on candidates who have spent at least three years registered on the course.

The structure of the validated course:

The primary emphasis of the course is on practical studies including solo and ensemble work. The course has two main pathways i.e. instrumental and vocal which have common and separate modules and assessments particular to the demands of their chosen performance medium. The total credit weighting for the instrumental pathway is distributed over 7 modules in years 1 - 3 and 5 modules in year 4. The Performance modules carry 40 ECTS with supporting studies modules carrying 20 ECTS each year. The total credit weighting for the vocal pathway is distributed over 7 modules in years 1 - 3 and 3 modules in year 4. The Performance modules carry 40 ECTS in years 1 - 3 and 45 ECTS in year 4. Supporting Studies modules carry 20 ECTS in years 1 - 3 and 15 ECTS in year 4.

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Instrumental

Year/Module ECTS Credits Student Effort Hours

Year 1

Performance

Module 1: Principal Study [1] Module 2: Chamber Music [1] Module 3: Performing Electives [1]

Supporting Studies

Module 4: Compositional Techniques [1] Module 5: Aural Training [1]

Module 6: History of Music [1] Module 7: Professional Practice [1]

30 [1 ECTS =25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 750 125 125 125 125 125 125 Year 2 Performance

Module 1: Principal Study [2] Module 2: Chamber Music [2] Module 3: Performing Electives [2]

Supporting Studies

Module 4: Compositional Techniques [2] Module 5: Aural Training [2]

Module 6: History of Music [2] Module 7: Professional Practice [2]

30 [1 ECTS =25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 750 125 125 125 125 125 125 Year 3 Performance

Module 1: Principal Study [3] Module 2: Chamber Music [3] Module 3: Performing Electives [3]

Supporting Studies

Module 4: Compositional Techniques [3] Module 5: Aural Training [3]

Module 6: History of Music [3] Module 7: Professional Practice [3]

30 [1 ECTS =25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 750 125 125 125 125 125 125 Year 4 Performance

Module 1: Principal Study [4] Module 2: Chamber Music [4] Module 3: Performing Electives [4]

Supporting Studies

Students must choose one Academic Electives Module 4: Academic Elective - Composition [4] Academic Elective - Dissertation [4] Academic Elective - Music Technology [4] Module 6: Professional Practice [4]

30 [1 ECTS =25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 15 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 750 125 125 375 125 Total 240 4800

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Vocal

5.3 Admission Requirements

Qualifications or equivalent

To qualify for admission to the RIAM applicants must:

• Attain the standard of general education prescribed for matriculation (see below)

• Where applicable, satisfy specific requirements for the courses to which admission is sought

• Where there is competition for places, obtain a sufficiently high standard of entrance examination results to ensure inclusion among the number to whom offers are made

Year/Module ECTS Credits Student Effort Hours

Year 1

Performance

Module 1: Principal Study [1] Module 2: Performance Classes [1]

Module 3: Professional Practice Components [1]

Supporting Studies

Module 4: Compositional Techniques [1] Module 5: Aural Training [1]

Module 6: History of Music [1] Module 7: Practical Musicianship [1]

25 [1 ECTS =25 hours] 10 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 625 250 125 125 125 125 125 Year 2 Performance

Module 1: Principal Study [2] Module 2: Performance Classes [2]

Module 3: Professional Practice Components [2]

Supporting Studies

Module 4: Compositional Techniques [2] Module 5: Aural Training [2]

Module 6: History of Music [2] Module 7: Practical Musicianship [2]

25 [1 ECTS =25 hours] 10 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 625 250 125 125 125 125 125 Year 3 Performance

Module 1: Principal Study [3] Module 2: Performance Classes [3]

Module 3: Professional Practice Components [3]

Supporting Studies

Module 4: Compositional Techniques [3] Module 5: Aural Training [3]

Module 6: History of Music [3] Module 7: Practical Musicianship [3]

25 [1 ECTS =25 hours] 10 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 05 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 625 250 125 125 125 125 125 Year 4 Performance

Module 1: Principal Study [4] Module 2: Performance Classes [4]

Supporting Studies

Students must do Aural Training and choose two other Electives

Module 3 (a): Aural Training/Sight-Singing [4] (b): Academic Elective - Analysis [4] (c): Academic Elective - Composition [4] (d): Academic Elective - Music Technology [4] (e): Academic Elective - Conducting [4] (f): Academic Elective - Dissertation

25 [1 ECTS =25 hours] 20 [1 ECTS =25 hours] 15 [1 ECTS = 25 hours] 625 500 375 Total 240 6000

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Matriculation requirements

To be considered for admission to the course applicants must have the following qualifications in

(a) Leaving Certificate examination terms or

(b) General Certificate of Education/General Certificate of Secondary Education examination terms or (c)

equivalent second level examination

Subjects acceptable for matriculation requirements are listed below (see acceptable subjects)

(a) Leaving Certificate examination

(i) A pass in English

(ii) A pass in mathematics and a pass in a language other than English or A pass in Latin and a pass in a subject other than a language

(iii) A pass in three further subjects

(iv) Six subjects must be presented in all and three of these must be of a standard of at least grade C3 on higher Leaving Certificate papers

A pass for requirements (i), (ii), and (iii) means grade D3 or above on higher and ordinary papers in the Leaving Certificate

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules are accepted for points purposes only and are awarded the following points: distinction - 70, merit - 50, pass - 30.

(b) General Certificate of Education/General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations

(i) A pass in English language

(ii) A pass in mathematics and a pass in a language other than English or A pass in Latin and a pass in a subject other than a language

(iii) A pass in three further subjects

(iv) Six subjects must be presented in all and two of these must be of a standard of at least grade C on ‘A’ level papers.

A pass for requirements (i), (ii), and (iii) means grade C or above on GCSE or Advanced Subsidiary level papers:

Applicants may combine grades achieved in different sittings of General Certificate of Education/General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations for the purpose of satisfying matriculation requirements (with the exception of medicine).

‘AS’ level grades will not be accepted for the purpose of satisfying specific course requirements.

(c) Other school leaving qualifications

Applicants who are presenting a second level qualification other than Leaving Certificate or Advanced GCE (‘A’ level) should consult the Trinity College Dublin website as a guide (http://www.tcd.ie/ Admissions/undergraduate/requirements/matriculation/other) for matriculation and requirements acceptable to the RIAM.

Acceptable subjects

All subjects of the Leaving Certificate examination are acceptable with the following exceptions: Irish at foundation level is not acceptable; mathematics at foundation level is acceptable for matriculation purposes only (excluding courses in the School of Nursing and Midwifery). In addition GCE/GCSE subjects set by recognised examination boards, including modular ‘A’ levels, are, in principle, acceptable for consideration with the following exceptions: physical education; general studies; media studies. Applied A level, Vocational Advanced Subsidiary, Vocational A level, National Vocational and Key Skills qualifications are not accepted for either matriculation or scoring purposes. Applicants who require advice about subject eligibility should contact the Admissions Office.

In exceptional circumstances where the candidate shows a high level of musical ability but does not meet the matriculation requirements, such candidates may be accepted subject to the approval of the Senior Lecturer, TCD.

Mature applicants

An exemption from Leaving Certificate or equivalent academic requirements may be made in the case of mature students who have reached the age of 23 before commencing the course. Mature EU/EEA (including Swiss, Norwegian and Icelandic) candidates for full-time study should apply to the Royal Irish Academy of Music by 1st February in the year of entry.

Competence in the English language - all classes/lectures/seminars are conducted through English. Students

whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

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Note:

 Examination results for tests 4-8 above are only valid for 2 years

 Students who do not meet the minimum English language requirement can apply for the International

Foundation Year before progressing on to selected courses (for more information on the International Foundation Year please see http://www.studygroup.com/isc/trinity/

5.4 Audition Procedures

Audition/interview

The audition/interview panel will normally consist of a selection of the following RIAM personnel: • The Director or her/his nominee

• Heads of Faculty or their nominees: Head of Keyboard

Head of Musicianship Head of Strings Head of Vocal

Head of Wind Brass and Percussion

• Such specialist(s) as the Course Committee may consider necessary to appoint in an examining or advisory capacity

Applicants will be selected on the strength of their performing ability and on the basis of written application with only the best-qualified applicants accepted. Short-listed applicants will be notified of the day and time of their audition and interview. Auditions are usually held in person in late April.

Performance audition

All successful applicants called for audition will be required to perform, at audition, a balanced and stylistically contrasting programme of 15 minutes music, consisting of not less than two works/songs. The audition/interview panel reserves the right to hear all or part of any work presented. Such programmes must include item(s) prescribed [see Appendix 1] appropriate to the applicant’s instrument/voice. The panel may, at their discretion, require the applicant to sight-sing a piece of suitable difficulty. Applicants must provide their own Accompanist if required.

Interview

The interview will normally take approximately 10 - 15 minutes but may take more or less time than this depending on what the panel deem necessary. Applicants can be asked general questions such as why they applied for the course or what they hope to achieve through taking the course, to more specific questions such as particular technical issues they might wish to work on, repertoire they might like to specialise in, and more.

Written examination

To sit a written paper, which will include rudiments, melody writing and a harmony question in simple choral style of approximately the current Leaving Certificate (higher-level paper) standard of difficulty. Candidates will also sit an aural paper. Applicants are required to pass in both the written paper and the aural tests in order to be considered for admission to the course. *

* Note:

In exceptional circumstances, a complementary pass may be awarded to applicants at the discretion of the audition/interview panel, subject to the following conditions being fulfilled:

 The applicant must display exceptional flair and potential

 The applicant must have obtained a mark within the compensatory range of 30% - 40% in both written and

aural tests

Examination Minimum Level Required

Irish Leaving Certificate Grade D3 or better in Ordinary level English

GCSE Grade C or better in English Language

US High School Grade C in English taken in final year

TOEFL 233 - computer-based (with a score of 4.5 in essay)

570 - Paper based (with a TWE score of 4.5) 90 - internet-based (with a written score of 21)

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade A

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C

IELTS (Academic Version ) 6.5 (no individual band below 6)

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 Applicants admitted to the course under these conditions will be required to attend supplementary lectures

as deemed necessary by the interview/audition panel in order to satisfy the requirements of the course In very exceptional circumstances (and where outstanding flair and ability have been demonstrated), candidates who fail to meet these requirements at their initial attempt may present themselves for further assessment at the beginning of the Academic Year [September] in which they wish to enter the course.

Audition/interview results

The panel produces a list of successful applicants in order of merit. Successful applicants who are offered a place on the programme (subject to attaining the relevant academic qualifications) receive a conditional letter of offer from the

Academy within 10 working days of the auditions.

5.5 Administrative support

The RIAM has an administration team in place to support its existing programmes, the Bachelor of Music in Education, the Diploma in Teaching and Performance, the Access Programme, the Diploma in Community and Group Teaching. Administration support includes admissions, examinations and student records.

5.6 Accommodation

The programme will be delivered by RIAM staff at the RIAM premises in Westland Row. While we do not have student accommodation facilities, our position in the centre of Dublin means that we are served by a wide number of transport options, particularly the bus, LUAS and DART.

6. Academic quality assurance

6.1 RIAM Board of Studies

The Board of Studies has overall responsibility for assuring the quality of all programmes delivered by the RIAM and are informed of all recommendations of the Bachelor in Music Performance Degree Committee. Part of the review to ensure the programme is meeting the needs of students and lecturers, is a self-review including student feedback and external review process. The Course Committee will report to the Board of Studies and to the Board of Governors on a regular basis.

6.2 Evaluation/Student feedback

Student feedback on module content, assessment, and teaching is sought directly from students. The questionnaire is disseminated to students in a hard copy format at the end of each Academic Year and is collected via an anonymous hand-in point in the General Office in RIAM.

Feedback from questionnaires is collated and presented to the Course Committee for consideration. Recommendations arising from this feedback are made to the course teaching staff. Implementation of such changes will be the responsibility of teaching staff, overseen by the Course Committee. The secretary of the Course Committee will report to the Board of Studies and, from this committee, reports will be issued to the Governing Body of the RIAM and to the RIAM Associated College Degrees Committee about the implementation of these changes.

This questionnaire is supplemented by formal monthly group feedback sessions with RIAM staff and both sets of data are added to the on-going quality assurance processes for this degree.

6.3 Role of external examiners

All programmes offered by the RIAM have programme-specific external examiners engaged. These will comprise: • An overall External Examiner

• A specialist External Examiner to be appointed for each instrumental/vocal practical examination, subject to the approval of the RIAM Associated College Degrees Committee

Note:

 The specialist Extern Examiners will examine on the practical disciplines of Keyboard, Wind, String and

Voice. Final year students will have a specialist for their particular instrument and this person would normally examine all other students in the discipline. Students will therefore have an expert in their individual instrument when the degree classification is decided.

 An overall External Examiner to be appointed for the appraisal of academic transcripts across years

three and four and will join the specialist Extern Examiners for the final degree performance examinations in year four.

Procedure for the Appointment of overall External Examiners

The Bachelor in Music Performance Course Committee will nominate an External Examiner in consultation with the RIAM Associated College Degrees Committee.

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6.4 Student services and facilities

The Georgian house at Dublin’s No. 36 Westland Row is a building of great architectural beauty and importance and together with the two adjoining houses provides an extremely pleasant and suitable environment in which to study and teach. Facilities include the 150-seater Katherine Brennan Hall, a recital room which can seat sixty, a student common room, practice rooms, free Wi-Fi, use of Academy computers with own login and personal password, a recording studio and a large number of teaching rooms. The city-centre location, beside Pearse Street DART Station and numerous bus services, makes it one of the country’s most accessible music schools.

Library

The RIAM library provides access to the electronic and printed research resources required for The Bachelor in Music Performance Degree. As well as providing an Induction Day tour for new students, the library offers a series of tutorials on research and library skills, focusing on research resources, database searching, and electronic journals and sourcing and evaluating scholarly resources on the internet.

General Office

The Royal Irish Academy of Music has an efficient, well-staffed administrative Office to support students in relation to admissions, registration, examinations and records. The Office is also responsible for organising an Induction Day for new students. On Induction Day [which is held at the RIAM] students complete the necessary registration documents and will be introduced to RIAM staff - the Director, and other key personnel. Information regarding commencement of lessons and academic studies will be available on this day. New students will be given a tour of the RIAM Library and its facilities.

Use of computers

Valid usernames and passwords will give students access to Moodle the Internet, MS Word, music technology software and personal folders on the Student Server (RIAMTLS) to store course-related work, created on PCs [20] which are connected to the Student Network and installed in the Library and in the Computer Room.

7. Course Committee

7.1 Structure of Course Committee

The Bachelor in Music Performance Course Committee is the forum where all questions of policy, academic integrity and future curriculum development of the programme are discussed and recommendations will be formulated. The committee is responsible for designing module content, supervises student admissions, progress and examinations. It also nominates the External Examiners and External Specialists. The Course Committee reports to the Board of Studies and to the Board of Governors on a regular basis and consists of the following thirteen ex officio members:

• Director or her/his nominee

• Chairperson of the Course Committee [elected from the Course Committee each Academic Year] • Heads of Faculty:

Head of Keyboard Faculty Head of Musicianship Faculty Head of Strings Faculty Head of Vocal Faculty

Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion Faculty • A representative of the RIAM Board of Studies • The General Office Supervisor

• One student representative, from each year, elected annually by the students from amongst their number • A representative from the RIAM Associated College Degrees Committee

In addition, Lecturers of registered students on the Bachelor in Music Performance Degree are automatically members of the Course Committee.

The Course Committee will convene at least four times annually. The committee will be chaired by a member of the Course Committee who is nominated and elected each Academic Year.

7.2 Membership of the Admission Sub-committee • Director or her/his nominee

• Head of Keyboard Faculty • Head of Musicianship Faculty • Head of Strings Faculty • Head of Vocal Faculty

• Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion Faculty • General Office Supervisor

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7.3 Examination Results Liaison Representative

A nominee from the General Office of the RIAM will liaise with the Student Records Office (SRO) in Trinity College Dublin. The Examinations Results Liaison Representative will effectively deal with any queries and will ensure submission of results to the SRO in a timely manner. The deadline for submission of annual examination results is the end of July and of supplemental results by the end of September.

8. Academic Year and Terms Tuition

Instrumental

The RIAM Academic Year consisting of 30 weeks tuition commences on the second Monday of September each year

Vocal

The RIAM academic year consisting of 26 weeks duration commences on the second Monday of September each year

Supporting Studies are broken into three 10 week sessions for Instrumental and two 13 week sessions for vocal

except for History of Music Module which is 24 weeks Examinations

Mid-year examinations are held in February End-of-year examinations are held in May/June

Supplemental periods for repeat exams is normally the first week in September 8.1 Module Co-ordinators/Lecturers

The Bachelor in Music Performance Course Committee design, implement and monitor the delivery of the degree. [See Appendix 2 for Teaching Staff].

Note:

 Each lecturer reserves the right to alter the course module at any stage during the Academic year.

8.2 Integration and linking across years 1 - 4

Years 1 - 4 of the Bachelor in Music Performance course will involve incremental learning, with each module building upon and linking with the previous section.

9. Assessment Procedures

9.1 Methods of assessments Assessment will be by:

• Recital (including Chamber Music, and accompaniment where applicable) and continuous assessment for Principal Study

• Written examination and continuous assessment for supporting studies [years 1 - 3]

• Written assignments/editions/dissertation and continuous assessment for supporting studies [year 4, electives - Dissertation, Composition and Music Technology]

Note:

 Where a student does not punctually attend at least 75% of all activities scheduled on the course, including

classes, lessons, lectures, and 100% attendance in chorale/orchestra/ensembles - unless through certified illness or other grave reason or prior permission - such a student will not be allowed to sit the end-of-year examinations

 Where a student does not satisfactorily present Programme Notes for an instrumental performance when

required, a penalty reduction of 5% of the mark awarded will be imposed

 Use of sheet music [this does not include Chamber Music] without the prior permission of the Course

Committee, will incur a penalty reduction of 5% of the mark awarded. Students may apply to the Course Committee for an exemption from this sanction, and this request will be reviewed in light of the demands of the works in question.

 Where a student does not submit any programme, essay title, etcetera as required by the Course

Committee a deduction of 5% of the mark for that component will be imposed as a penalty

Students must provide

three

copies of music for each examination panel. Photocopies of music

texts must not be used in examinations unless prior written permission has been obtained from the

publisher, in which case the permission must be shown to the examination panel before the

examination takes place. Any other exceptions (e.g. copying a single page for difficult page turns

etc.) should be in line with the Code of Fair Practice (1992) published by the Music Publishers’

Association [3

rd

Floor, Strandgate, 18-20 York Building, London WC2N 6JU].

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 Except where there is duly certified or other approved reason, academic work submitted up to one week late

will bear a 10% deduction of the mark allocated. Work submitted between one and two weeks late will bear an additional 10% deduction. Work submitted more than two weeks late will not be accepted. Every piece of course work must be accompanied by a coversheet

 In all examinations, the examiners' decision is final. Please consult RIAM Rules and Regulations handbook

for appeals criteria 9.2 Examination Panels

Principal Study

These will be conducted by a panel consisting of:-

• The specialist external examiner appropriate to the candidate's discipline and, where possible appropriate to the candidates principal study

• The Head of Faculty in each discipline or his/her nominee: Head of Keyboard

Head of Musicianship Head of Strings Head of Vocal

Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion

• The instrumental/vocal teacher of each student may be in attendance at the examination and at the subsequent examination panel meeting

Note:

 The Head of Faculty will only be required to attend the examination for his/her specific discipline

 A recording of the concerto/Voice and Orchestra repertoire performance may be sent to the overall Extern

Examiner for his/her adjudication

 The overall Extern Examiner, or his /her nominee, will act as Chairperson of the panel of Examiners for all

4th year end-of-year performances

 There will be a separate panel for each specific discipline represented at the end-of-year examinations  Each student will receive a short performance report written by the Specialist Extern Examiner

Chamber Music

End-of-Year Examinations - Chamber Music and Accompaniment

These will be conducted by a panel consisting of: • The Director of the RIAM or her/his nominee • A specialist extern examiner

Reports by the chamber music tutor(s) shall be made available to the examination panel and extern examiner.

Examination of Electives and group classes

Marks or pass/fail will be awarded by a panel consisting of:

• The candidate's teacher, performing group conductor or class lecturer • Head of Wind, Brass, Percussion/Strings/Vocal Studies or their nominee • A specialist extern examiner in the case of conducting

Supporting Studies

Examination of years 1-3 and year 4, Electives - Dissertation and Composition and Music Technology

These will be conducted by a panel consisting of: • The Candidate's teacher

• An internal examiner taken from within the Musicianship faculty

• The overall External Examiner who will examine written work for years 3 and 4 .

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9.3

Bachelor in Music Performance - Instrumental Marking Criteria

The proportion of marks allocated to each of the components for the purposes of arriving at the overall percentage for each year's examinations will be as follows:

Modules 100% Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4

Practical Performances overall proportion of Programme course 60% 60% 60% 60%

Module 1: Principal Study [1-4]

Mid-year Examination 20% End- of-year Examination 35% Continuous Assessment 5%

Module 2: Chamber Music [1-4] 10% 10% 10% 10%

End- of-year Examination 8.75%

Continuous Assessment 1.25%

Module 3: Performance Electives [1-4] 0% 0% 0% 0% Performance Electives Pass/Fail

Supporting Studies overall proportion of programme course 30% 30% 30% 30%

Module 4: Compositional Techniques [1-3] 10% 10% 10% - Year 1

Course Work (portfolios 3 @ 16⅔% each) 5%

End-of-year Examinations 5% Year 2

Course Work (portfolios) 5%

4 Compositional Technique portfolios 40% 1 Free Composition portfolio 10%

End-of-Year Examinations 5% Year 3

Course Work (portfolios) ` 5%

2 compositional Technique Portfolios 1 Free Composition Portfolio

End-of-year Examinations 5%

Module 4: Academic Elective [4] 30% - - - 30%

Composition (a) Portfolio and Commentary Dissertation (b) Written Submission Music Technology (c) 3 Assignments

Module 5: Aural Training [1-3] 10% 10% 10% -

Mid-year Examination 5%

End-of-year Examination 5%

Module 6: History of Music [1-3] 10% 10% 10% - Year 1

Course Work 5%

1 Essay @12½% 4 Assignments @ 12½% total 2 Listening Tests @12½% each

End-of-Year Examination 5%

Years 2-3

Course Work 5% 1 essay @ 25%

2 listening tests @ 12½% each

End-of-year Examination 5%

Module 7: Professional Practice [1-4] - - - - Continuous assessment and project Pass/Fail

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9.4 Bachelor in Music Performance Vocal Studies Marking Criteria The proportion of marks allocated to each of the components for the purposes of arriving at the overall percentage for each year's examinations will be as follows: Modules Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Performances Overall Proportion of Programme Course 65% 65% 65% 65%

Module 1: Principal Study Year 1 Mid-year Examination 6%

End- of-year Examination 42%

Continuous Assessment 5%

Chorale 0%

Year 2 Mid-year Examination 6%

End- of-year Examination 36%

Continuous Assessment 5%

Chorale 0%

Chamber Music 12%*

Year 3 Mid-year Examination 6%

End- of-year Examination 42%

Continuous Assessment 5%

Chorale 0%

Chamber Music 12%*

Year 4 Mid-year Examination 24%

End- of-year Examination 24%

Continuous Assessment 5%

Chorale Chamber Music 12%*

Module 2: Performances Classes 12% 18%* 12%* 12%*

Year 1 Song Class 6% Oratorio/Baroque Class 6% Year 2 Song Class 3% Oratorio/Baroque Class 3% Opera Studies 12%* Year 3 Opera Ensemble* 12%* Year 4 Opera Production* 12%*

Module 3: Professional Practice, Lyric Diction, Movement and Acting [1-3] 0% 0% 0% 0%

Supporting Studies overall proportion of programme course 35% 35% 35% 35%

Module 4: Compositional Techniques [1-3] 10½% 10½% 10½% - Year 1 Course Work (portfolios 3 @ 13⅓% each) 40%

End-of-year Examinations 60%

Years 2 - 3 Course Work (portfolios 3 @ 20% each) 60%

End-of-year Examinations 40%

Module 5: Aural Training [1-3] 10½% 10½% 10½% - Mid-year Examination 50% End-of-year Examination 50%

Module 6: History of Music [1-3] 8¾% 8¾% 8¾% - Year 1

Course Work 50%

1 Essay @12½% 4 Assignments @ 12½% totals

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2 Listening Tests @12½% each

End-of-year Examination 50% Years 2-3

Course Work

1 Essay @ 25% 2 Listening tests @ 12½% each

End-of-year Examination 50%

Module 7: Practical Musicianship [1-3] 5¼% 5¼% 5¼% - Year 1 Keyboard Skills 3½% Music Technology 1¾% Year 2 Keyboard Skills 3½% Free Composition 1¾% Year 3 Music Technology 3½% Free Composition 3½% Analysis 1¾% Year 4 Module 3: - - - 35% Aural 0% Analysis 17½%** Composition 17½%** Music Technology 17½%** Conducting 17½%** Dissertation 17½%** Chamber Music or Opera Studies/Opera/Ensemble/OperaProduction* Choose two**

Note:

 (Secondary elements relating to Chorale, Opera, Oratorio and Lieder Classes, Phonetics, Languages*,

Accompaniment and Orchestra will be marked on a pass/fail basis subject to satisfactory participation and teachers' report. * A separate language report from the appropriate language tutor will account for 20% of the total mark at the Mid-year Technical Examination for Singers

 Principal Study (Instrument/voice) will be assessed annually by the appropriate teacher, and the mark will

be integrated into the marks for the Recital performance at the End-of-year examination. The mark by the teacher shall form 5% of the Overall Mark. Such marks will be submitted to the Course Committee for approval prior to the End-of-year examinations

 The Portfolio (Instrument/voice) will be assessed annually on a pass/fail basis by the appropriate teacher

and the Course Committee. It will be available for inspection by the overall Extern Examiner

 The Portfolio (Supporting Studies) will be assessed annually by the appropriate teacher and the overall

Extern Examiner

 All elements (including the Portfolios) must be passed in order for the candidate to proceed to the following

year or to graduate

 Each weighted element shall be marked out of 100 initially and weighted subsequently to conform to the

overall percentages listed above 9.5 Re-sit Assessments

Note

 The result of a re-sit examination will be judged simply on a pass/fail basis. The overall result will not

then be posted according to Class Divisions but will be recorded as either pass or fail. Practical Study [1-4]

Mid-year Examinations and Pass/Fail Examinations

Candidates who fail to meet the pass requirements may be permitted, subject to the approval of the Course Committee, to retake the outstanding examination(s) within three months of the date of the first attempt. Candidates who fail to meet the pass standards at this subsequent attempt or who have not been permitted to take the repeat examination(s) referred to above may be given, at the discretion of the Course Committee, a final opportunity to pass the outstanding examination(s) at the next available opportunity which will be February/March of the next academic

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year. Candidates who do not meet the pass requirements subsequent to the above repeat opportunities will be normally required to terminate their studies at this point.

End-of-year Examination and Chamber Music Examination

Candidates who fail to meet the pass requirements may be permitted, subject to the approval of the Board of Examiners, to retake the outstanding examination(s) in August/September period immediately following the first attempt. Candidates who fail to meet the pass standards at this subsequent attempt or who have not been permitted to take the repeat examinations referred to above, may be given, at the discretion of the Course Committee, a final opportunity to pass the outstanding examination(s) at the next available opportunity which will be May/June of the next academic year. Candidates who do not meet the pass requirements at this time will be normally required to terminate their studies at this point.

Performance Electives [1-4]

For Vocal ensemble and Accompaniment by examination, the student will be required to repeat the examination at the re-sit session in the September immediately following his/her first attempt. Candidates who fail to meet the pass standards at this subsequent attempt or who have not been permitted to take the repeat examinations referred to above, may be given, at the discretion of the Course Committee, a final opportunity to pass the outstanding examination(s) at the next available opportunity which will be May/June of the next academic year. Candidates who do not meet the pass requirements at this time will be normally required to terminate their studies at this point. With all Performance electives, students who fail on attendance will be required to repeat the relevant option with attendance.

Professional Practice [1-3]

Students who fail on attendance will be required to re-sit course work.

Professional Practice, Lyric Diction, Movement/Acting [1-3] Vocal Students only Students who fail on attendance will be required to re-sit course work.

Compositional Techniques, Aural Training, History of Music, and Academic Elective(s) [4]

For Compositional Techniques, Aural Training, History of Music and Academic Electives, the student will be required to repeat the examination at the re-sit session in the September immediately following his/her first attempt. Candidates who fail to meet the pass standards at this subsequent attempt or who have not been permitted to take the repeat examinations referred to above, may be given, at the discretion of the Course Committee, a final opportunity to pass the outstanding examination(s) at the next available opportunity which will be May/June of the next academic year. Candidates who do not meet the pass requirements at this time will be normally required to terminate their studies at this point.

Students who fail Free Composition only may be permitted to repeat this component whilst being allowed to move to the next year.

With all academic electives, students who fail on attendance will be required to repeat the year. Practical Musicianship [1-3] Vocal Students only

For Practical Musicianship components the student will be required to repeat the examination at the re-sit session in the September immediately following his/her first attempt. Candidates who fail to meet the pass standards at this subsequent attempt or who have not been permitted to take the repeat examinations referred to above, may be given, at the discretion of the Course Committee, a final opportunity to pass the outstanding examination(s) at the next available opportunity which will be May/June of the next Academic Year. Candidates who do not meet the pass requirements at this time will be normally required to terminate their studies at this point.

9.6 Result procedures

Students will receive copies of their results and detailed remarks in the case of Principal study and chamber music from specialist extern by e-mail sent from the General Office and copied to the relevant lecturer. This process ensures students receive feedback on their strengths and areas for improvement.

End-of-year results

The results of the individual assessed components for each student for each year will be moderated at a formally constituted Board of Examiners. This Board will consider all relevant matters to a student’s level of performance and attainment at a particular session of examinations and agree a recommended result in respect of each student. Such results certified by the RIAM Director or Director’s nominee will be posted out to the students.

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• Director of the RIAM [Chair] • Overall External Examiner • General Office Supervisor • Heads of Faculty:

Head of Keyboard Head of Musicianship Head of Strings Head of Vocal

Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion • Academic lecturers

• Internal Examiners

• A representative from the RIAM Associated College Degrees Committee 9.7 Appeals procedure

Please refer to the RIAM Regulations and Policy Documents for full-time students 9.8 Academic progression

• All students registered on the Bachelor in Music Performance course must successfully pass all requirements each year in order to progress to the next year of the programme

• The Board of Examiners will meet at the end of the year to moderate assignment marks from all modules, in order to record End-of-year results and to confirm each student’s progression each year.

• Students who successfully complete and pass all compulsory modules on the four year degree course will be eligible for the degree of Bachelor in Music Performance.

• Students who do not choose or are not allowed to proceed to the fourth year but who have successfully passed year 3 of the course are eligible for an exit degree award of Ordinary B.A. Except by permission of the RIAM Associated College Degrees Committee, on the recommendation of the Course Committee, the Ordinary of B.A. may be conferred only on candidates who have spent at least three years registered on the course.

9.9 Awards

The results of the individually assessed components for each student will be considered by a formally constituted Board of Examiners which will consider all relevant matters pertaining to a student’s level of attainment across all examinations and declare a recommended result in respect of each student.

Honors First Class 70% and above

Honors Second Class 1st Division 60% - 69% Honors Second Class 2nd Division 50% - 59%

Honors Third Class 40% - 49%

Note:

 To be eligible for the award of Honors First Class, the candidate must achieve at least 70% in the final year

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Voice

12.

Bachelor in Music Performance - Vocal Studies Modules [1-4]

1 ECTS Credit = 25 hours 60 ECTS Credits = 1500 hours

Bachelor in Music Performance Junior Freshman Summary Table [1] Note:

 Lecturers reserve the right to alter the course module at any stage during the year

Module Components within

Modules Assessment Overall % Contact Hours Workload Student ECTS

Practical Performance 65%

1 Principal Study [1] Main Instrument/ Coaching Chorale Exam Mid-year Exam End-of-year Exam Continuous Assessment Pass/Fail 6% 42% 5% 67 48 500 10 25

2 Performance Classes[1] Song: Junior Song Oratorio: Oratorio/Baroque End-of-year Exam End-of-year Exam 6% 6% 39 39 86 86 10 3 Professional Practice Lyric Diction

Movement and Acting

Professional Practice: Platform Class Performance Psychology Lyric Diction: Phonetics/English Diction Italian Diction

Movement and Acting: Feldenkrais Movement Pass/Fail Pass/Fail Exam Exam Pass/Fail Pass/Fail 12 7½ 14 20 15 14 0 0 10½ 32 0 0 5 Supporting Studies: 35% 4 Compositional Techniques

[1] CounterpointHarmony & Portfolio 40% Exam 60% 10½% 39 86 5 5 Aural Training [1] Aural Training/

Sight-Singing Course Work 50% Exam 50% 10½% 52 73 5 6 History of Music [1] Exam 50%

1 Essay 12½% 4 Assignments 12½% 2 Listening Tests 12½% each

8¾% 36 89 5

7 Practical Musicianship [1] Keyboard Skills Analysis Music Technology Exam Pass/Fail Exam 3½% 1¾% 26 13 8 36 26 16 5 Total 100% 449½ 1050½ 60

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Voice Bachelor in Music Performance Senior Freshman Summary Table [2]

Note:

 Lecturers reserve the right to alter the course module at any stage during the year

*

Singers cast in a major role in an RIAM Opera production are exempt from Chamber Music examinations in years 2 and 3. They will instead be examined on their preparation and performance of the operatic role.

Module Components within

Modules Assessment Overall % Contact Hours Workload Student ECTS

Performance 65%

1 Principal Study [2] Main Instrument/ Coaching Chorale Chamber Music Exam Mid-year Exam End-of-year Exam Continuous Assessment Pass/Fail Exam 6% 36% 5% 12%* 72 48 20 370 10 105 25

2 Performance Classes[2] Song:

Junior Song Class Oratorio: Oratorio/Baroque Opera Studies: Opera Class End-of-year Exam End-of-year Exam End-of-year Exam 3% 3% 39 39 30 50 50 42 10 3 Professional Practice [2] Lyric Diction [2]

Movement and Acting [2]

Professional Practice: Platform Class Performance Psychology Lyric Diction: Phonetics/English Diction Italian Diction German Diction Movement and Acting: Feldenkrais Movement Pass/Fail Pass/Fail Pass/Fail Exam Exam Pass/Fail Pass/Fail 9 7½ 14 10 20 15 14 0 0 10 10 15½ 0 0 5 Supporting Studies: 35% 4 Compositional Techniques

[2] Harmony & Counterpoint Portfolio 40% Exam 60% 10½% 39 86 5 5 Aural Training [2] Portfolio 50%

Exam 50% 10½% 52 73 6 History of Music [2] Exam 50%

1 Essay 25% 2 Listening Tests 25%

8¾% 36 89 5

7 Practical Musicianship [2] Keyboard Skills Analysis Free Composition Exam Pass/Fail Portfolio 3½% 1¾% 13 13 12 37 26 24 5 Total 100% 502½ 997½ 60

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Voice Bachelor in Music Performance Junior Sophister Summary Table [3]

Note:

 Lecturers reserve the right to alter the course module at any stage during the year

*

Singers cast in a major role in an RIAM Opera production are exempt from Chamber Music examinations in years 2 and 3. They will instead be examined on their preparation and performance of the operatic role.

**Students choose one

Module Components within

Modules Assessment Overall % Contact Hours Workload Student ECTS

Performance 65%

1 Principal Study [3] Main Instrument Chorale Chamber Music Exam Mid-year Exam End-of-year Exam Continuous Assessment Pass/Fail Exam 6% 42% 5% 12%* 78 48 20 364 10 105 25

2 Performance Classes[3] Song:

German Lieder French Mélodies English and American Oratorio: Oratorio Opera Studies: Opera Ensemble Pass/Fail Pass/Fail Pass/Fail Pass/Fail Exam 12%* 39 26 13 26 40 20 15 13 15 43 10 3 Professional Practice [3] Lyric Diction [3]

Movement and Acting [3]

Professional Practice: Audition Technique Career Management Performance Psychology Lyric Diction: German Diction French Diction Movement and Acting: Acting Pass/Fail Pass/Fail Pass/Fail Exam Exam Pass/Fail 8 10 7½ 10 20 20 4 5½ 0 15 25 0 5 Supporting Studies: 35%

4 Compositional Techniques [3] Harmony & Counterpoint Portfolio 50% Exam 50% Pass/Fail

Pass/Fail

10½% 39 86 5

5 Aural Training [3] Mid-year Assessment 50%

Exam 50% 10½% 36 89 6 History of Music [3] Exam 50%

Listening Tests 25% Essay 25%

10½% 36 89 5

7 Practical Musicianship [3] Analysis

Free Composition Music Technology Introduction to Conducting Pass/Fail Portfolio Course Work Pass/Fail 3½%** 3½%** 13 12 8 7 13 24 24 24 5 Total 100% 516½ 983½ 60

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