ENS 3025A - Elder Conservatorium Chorale 3 part 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

Rehearsal and performance of accompanied and unaccompanied choral works in a variety of musical and choral styles; on-going development of choral, musical and ensemble skills to a high level.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENS 3025A
    Course Elder Conservatorium Chorale 3 part 1
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact Up to 2.5 hours per week, plus additional rehearsals prior to concerts
    Prerequisites Audition
    Incompatible 5106 (pre-2002)
    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 in a variety of musical and choral styles; on-going development of choral, musical and ensemble skills to a high level.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Carl Crossin OAM

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. 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 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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    All musical materials (musical scores) are provided
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Student 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 relevant 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 Summary
    To be provided once the schedule for 2014 is confirmed.
    Specific Course Requirements
    The nature of an ensemble such as this means that some rehearsals and all performances will occur outside of the regular weekly rehearsal time.
  • 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
    Two individual practical assessments of repertoire set for rehearsal and performance in 2014 will be undertaken at the following times: TBA
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Attendance is expected at 100% of rehearsals and performances. Penalties apply for un-authorised non-attendance.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.


    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    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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