MUSIC 2002B - Style Studies II MS Pt 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

Topic I - historical, theoretical and practical study of the stylistic characteristics of Jazz; inma studies. Topic II - a survey of the main stylistic characteristics of Western 'art' music in historical and cultural context, including particular reference to contemporary Australian music; inma studies.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSIC 2002B
    Course Style Studies II MS Pt 2
    Coordinating Unit Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 2
    Contact 1.5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MUSIC 1021 A/B or MUSIC 2002A
    Restrictions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students only
    Course Description Topic I - historical, theoretical and practical study of the stylistic characteristics of Jazz; inma studies.
    Topic II - a survey of the main stylistic characteristics of Western 'art' music in historical and cultural context, including particular reference to contemporary Australian music; inma studies.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Jennifer Newsome

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Teaching Period: Semester 2
     
    Day and Time: Thursday 9.30 – 11.00 [Seminar] 
     
    Location: 6th Floor, Schulz Building: 603, 609, CASM Studios
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    WESTERN 'ART' MUSIC
    1. An overview knowledge of Western ‘art’ music from the early Middle Ages to the present day.
    2. A broad understanding of the cultural and historical contexts of the development of Western ‘ art’ music.
    3. An ability to apply a knowledge of music theory to an understanding of the stylistic characteristics of Western ‘art’ music (ie. texture, melodic/harmonic/rhythmic and formal structures, compositional techniques).
    4. An analytical understanding of monophonic, polyphonic, and homophonic textures in the context of Western ‘art’ music.
    5. An analytical understanding of selected works.
    6. An understanding of the roles of composers, performers and listeners in Western ‘art’ music traditions.
    7. An appreciation of the contemporary context of Western ‘art’ music (including through live performance), with special reference to Australian contemporary music composition and practice.
    8. An understanding of the integral interrelationship between music notation and music practice in Western ‘art’ music traditions.
    9. A broad knowledge of the musical instruments used in the performance of Western ‘art’ music.
    10. An ability to follow fully notated scores selected from the main periods of Western ‘art’ music.
    11. A practical introduction to the performance of a simple example of fully notated music in Western ‘art’ music style on a selected instrument, observing basic stylistic conventions.
    12. A well developed ability to appreciate and apply analytical and comparative perspectives to diverse musical styles.
    13. The ability to apply independent research skills.
    14. A high level ability to apply effective learning skills relevant to interactive small group learning situations.
    TRADITIONAL 'INMA' STUDIES (PRACTICAL COMPONENT)
    1. An in depth understanding of the significance and role of story, song and dance in Aboriginal cultural traditions, and of their relationship to people, country and sites.
    2. A well developed understanding of the integrated relationships between stories, songs, dances and body design in Aboriginal cultural traditions (with a knowledge of specific examples from selected Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara inma).
    3. A well developed understanding of the significance of ongoing traditions in Aboriginal culture.
    4. A knowledge of selected stories, songs and dances from the Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara inma tradition, and of their relationship to specific people, places and sites.
    5. An ability to sing and/or dance selected songs and/or dances from the Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara inma tradition.
    6. A working knowledge of Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara language and vocabulary relevant to the study of selected Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara inma.
    7. A well developed ability to apply learning skills and protocols relevant and appropriate to the learning of Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara inma as taught by Aboriginal knowledge holders.
    8. A high level ability to apply effective learning skills relevant to interactive small group learning situations.
    9. An in depth understanding of the principle of ‘rights of transmission’ of traditional knowledge by traditional Aboriginal knowledge holders.
    10. A well developed understanding of copyright issues and protocols relevant to collective rights and ownership of traditional Aboriginal knowledge by Aboriginal knowledge holders
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-14; 1-10
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 4,5,7,10-14; 4,5,7-10
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3- 5,7,9-14; 1,3-8
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8,11,12; 1-3, 8-10
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 13; 7
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3-5,7,10-14; 1, 3, 4, 5-7
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 3-5, 7, 10, 11-14; 1-5, 7-10
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 2,6-8,10-14; 1-4, 7-10
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    • Class notes and reading materials provided
    • Music Dictionary
    • Music manuscript paper (A4)
    • Large A4 folder and A4 writing paper with plastic insert sleeves + topic dividers
    • 2x (2B) pencils + eraser + pencil sharpener
    • Biro or pen
    • Highlighter (light coloured)
    • USB
    • Access to computer with Sibelius/Cubase + MyUni
    Recommended Resources

    Desk top computer, laptop or tablet with Cubase/Sibelius + midi keyboard
    Elder Music Library: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/about/libraries/eml/
    Elder Music Library: online Music Resources Guide http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/music
    Online Learning
    See Course Information on MyUni
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course aims to introduce students to the main stylistic characteristics of Western ‘art’ music, and to build on studies of traditional inma undertaken in Style Studies 1MS and Style Studies 11MS Part A. The Seminar component provides a small group interactive learning environment for the attainment of key knowledges and skills, including those required for completion of assessed components. The Practical component provides an interactive group learning environment for the development of key knowledges and skills incorporating relevant practical and cultural knowledges/skills.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    In addition to attendance at and participation in the Thursday Seminars (1.5 hrs per week = 18 hours over the full Semester), students are expected to devote at least 4 hours per week of independent study in preparation for classes, including required reading and research, attendance at at least one live concert performance, and completion of summative assessment tasks.
    Learning Activities Summary
    SEMESTER 2 - LECTURE GUIDE

    Weeks 1 - 12: Key Topics

    1. Introduction to the course, review of characteristics of style in music, chronological overview of Western ‘art’ music
    2. Music of the Early Middle Ages - music, music and society, stylistic characteristics, instruments, performance practice, and notation
    3. Music of the Late Middle Ages - music, music and society, stylistic characteristics, instruments, performance practice, and notation
    4. Music of the Renaissance 1 - music, music and society, stylistic characteristics, instruments, performance practice, and notation
    5. Music of the Renaissance 2 - music, music and society, stylistic characteristics, instruments, performance practice, and notation
    6. Music of the Baroque - music, music and society, stylistic characteristics, instruments, performance practice, and notation
    7. Music of the Classical Period - music, music and society, stylistic characteristics, instruments, performance practice, and notation
    8. Music of the Romantic Period - music, music and society, stylistic characteristics, instruments, performance practice, and notation
    9. Music of the early C20th - music, music and society, stylistic characteristics, instruments, performance practice, and notation
    10. Contemporary ‘art’ music - music, music and society, stylistic characteristics, instruments, performance practice, and notation
    11. Attendance at Live Concert, Inma Studies
    12. Inma Studies
    Specific Course Requirements
    INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION OF LEARNING

    It is expected that students will make every effort to integrate and apply learned knowledge and skills in this course across all aspects of their program of studies at CASM, and in particular in the Aural Development 11MS, Style Studies 11MS, Practical Music Study 11MS, Performance 11MS and Practical Extension 11 courses.

    ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION

    Students are required to attend all classes in this course, to participate fully in all activities offered in the classes, and to prepare class work by the due date. Please note that it is a formal requirement to attend a minimum of 70% of all classes in this course to achieve a Pass or above grade. It is expected that students will submit all formal assignment work by the due date.

    It is also expected that students will apply their theoretical, practical and cultural knowledge learned in other areas of their studies to their studies of music styles throughout their program of studies at CASM.

    ASSIGNMENT COVER AND PLAGIARISM STATEMENT

    All submitted assigned tasks must be accompanied by a completed and signed CASM Assignment Cover Sheet. These are a legal requirement and are legally binding. Copies of the blue CASM Assignment Cover Sheet are available to students in Room 603, and are also available from the CASM Office upon request.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    This course is delivered in small group interactive mode, with an emphasis on reflective thinking, critical enquiry and practical application.  The course also incorporates small group attendance at a live concert performance of Western 'art' music.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment in this course aims to assess key knowledges and skills:

    1. Attendance and Participation (continuous) - Western ‘art’ music and inma classes (formative)
    * Application of effective active learning approaches in lectures and inma classes
    * Application of learned knowledge (including through practical application)

    2. In-Class Music Score Reading exercises (formative)
    Ability to follow selected music scores across a range of styles and genres, and to utilise music scores for music analysis

    3. Style Review Sheets (10 sheets – 1 per class) - Western ‘art’ music (summative)
    Knowledge of key facts (western ‘art’ music) utilising personal lecture notes, texts, and course materials as learning resources.

    4. Concert Performance Report (Term 4) - Western ‘art’ music (summative)
    Attendance at a live concert performance, application of independent reflective, analytical and research skills, including the ability to effectively use relevant texts and course materials as resources for research.
    Assessment Related Requirements

    ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS: Students are required to attend and participate effectively in a minimum of 70% of classes in this course to receive a Pass Grade. Students who do not attend 70% of classes in this course will normally receive a Fail Grade.

    MODIFIED ARRANGEMENTS FOR COURSEWORK ASSESSMENT: EXTENSIONS, REPLACEMENT EXAMINATIONS, AND ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT

    In accordance with the principle that course assessment must be fair and equitable, course assessment practices may be modified under specific eligibility conditions as follows:
     
    Assessment Task Extensions
     For eligible students whose capacity to demonstrate their true level of competence in an assessment task was, is or will be seriously impaired because of medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.

    Replacement Examinations
    For eligible students whose capacity to demonstrate their true level of competence in a final examination was, is or will be seriously impaired because of medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances. 

    Additional Assessments
    A second opportunity for eligible students who obtain a Fail grade in a course to demonstrate the required skills, knowledge and other course outcomes

    Students may be eligible for modified course assessment on grounds of MEDICAL, COMPASSIONATE or EXTENUATING circumstance. Details of eligibility criteria are contained in the University’s Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/3303/)

    Where a student wishes to apply for modified arrangements for their coursework assessment, they are required to submit a written application using the appropriate CASM Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment form.

    These are available from the CASM Office, or on the desk in Room 603:

    Form A: Application for Assessment Task Extension
    Form B: Application to Undertake Replacement Assessment: Tests
    Form C: Application to Undertake Replacement Assessment: Examinations
    Form D: Application to Undertake Additional Assessment: Last Course

    For details regarding Guidelines for the Presentation of Written Work please see the Course Profile for this course provided in the first two weeks of the course.  For details about the University of Adelaide and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) plagiarism policy, please refer to the CASM Policy Statement & Information Sheet On Plagiarism Information Handout. For further details about Assessment Related Requirements please see the relevant CASM Academic Program Handbook.
    Assessment Detail
    TOPIC 2 (50% of the overall year’s mark for the course)

    1. Attendance and participation (continuous non-graded) (LO 1-14, 1-10 ) 5% (formative)

    Attendance alone is not regarded as active participation. The Assessment Criteria for participation in this course are as follows:

    a) Punctual attendance at class, and remaining for the full duration of the class
    b) Preparation for classes, including set readings and completion of take home exercises. Take home reading and tasks should be completed to the best of the student’s ability.
    c) Active participation in all learning activities to the best of one’s ability, including non-graded assessment tasks
    d) Constructive contribution to the in-class learning environment, including active engagement in learning processes through active listening, note-taking, contribution to discussion, contribution to group and leadership activities, undertaking guided learning tasks, and seeking clarification where needed
    e) Satisfactory completion of formative guided in-class tasks and activities. Students should actively engage in all learning tasks and activities and attempt each task and/or activity to the best of their ability.

    2. In-Class Score Reading Tasks (LO 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14) 10% Formative

    Individual in-class guided score reading tasks relevant to the specific style topics

    3. Style Review Sheets (10 sheets) (LO 1-10) 20% Formative/Summative

    Completion of provided individual style sheets relevant to the specific style topics

    4. Concert Performance Report (Term 4) (LO 1-10, 12, 13) 15% Summative

    Attendance at a live concert performance of music from the Western ‘art’ music tradition, and completion of the written Concert Performance Report
    Submission
    All assessable work in this course should be submitted in person to the course lecturer. The only exception to this is where the assessment task specifies electronic return. All assessment tasks must be submitted by the due date.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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