ENS 2027A - Bella Voce 2 part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ENS 2027A Course Bella Voce 2 part 1 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 2 hours per week, plus additional rehearsals prior to concerts Prerequisites Audition Restrictions Priority is given to Music degree students but course is available to non-music students (by audition) Course Description Rehearsal and performance of accompanied and unaccompanied choral works for female voices in a variety of musical and choral styles; on-going development of choral, musical and ensemble skills to a high level.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Carl Crossin OAM
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Develop musical performance skills in the context of choral ensemble rehearsals and concerts that display accuracy, fluency, advanced technical skills and a mature expressive sense along with a strong conceptual and interpretative understanding of the chosen and prescribed works
2. Develop effective practising strategies which arise from independent, imaginative and creative approaches to problem solving including the use of contemporary technologies
3. Develop critical understanding of own and others’ musical performances in relation to the standards required for a professional orchestral career
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, 3 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1
Required ResourcesAll musical materials (musical scores) are provided
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesStudent learning takes place with structured conductor-directed full ensemble rehearsals, student-directed sectional rehearsals, and the actual performances themselves.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The workload for this course consists of:
• One 2.5 hour rehearsals per week
• Up to 3.5 hours of individual preparation of vocal parts
A schedule of rehearsals and performances will be provided to students before week 1 of semester 1. This schedule lists ALL rehearsals and performances for the entire year and will be attached to this course profile.
Learning Activities SummaryTo be provided once the schedule for 2014 is confirmed.
Specific Course RequirementsThe nature of an ensemble such as this means that some rehearsals and all performances will occur outside of the regular weekly rehearsal time.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryTwo individual practical assessments of repertoire set for rehearsal and performance during the year will be undertaken at times to be advised.
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance is expected at 100% of rehearsals and performances. Penalties apply for un-authorised non-attendance.
Assessment DetailTwo individual practical assessments of repertoire set for rehearsal and performance during the year will be undertaken at times to be advised.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
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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