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Raising standards in performance

By Mark Pulman and Robert Davis


Over the past few years, instrumental performance has been subject to considerable\ud research in this journal and elsewhere. A great deal of this research has concentrated on\ud the practice strategies and individual lessons, which most students undertake in preparing\ud as performers. Little has been done on raising standards of performance on a larger scale\ud within the context of a large music department. This article describes the outcomes of a\ud two-year programme undertaken with undergraduates at Barnsley College. It looks\ud speci®cally at the scope for curriculum changes over that period and the way the various\ud individual aspects of performance lessons are brought together through a weekly class\ud which focuses on the demands of a public performance and the strategies required to\ud prepare for that event

Topics: M1
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2001
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