ENS 2031 - Chamber Music 2B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

A series of Chamber Music Workshops and tutorials provides an environment in which students can investigate the nature of Chamber Music and the musician's role in a small ensemble. Students develop skills in ensemble playing and rehearsal techniques through the preparation and performance of appropriate chamber repertoire. Students are encouraged to form their own group prior to enrolment. Participation in the program is dependent on the availability of a place within a viable ensemble. Work prepared through Early Music Workshop, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble is also assessable.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENS 2031
    Course Chamber Music 2B
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 1.5
    Contact Up to 2.5 hours per week
    Prerequisites ENS 2030
    Incompatible 7880 (pre-2002)
    Restrictions Priority is given to Music degree students in a Performance specialisation but course is available to non-music students (by audition)
    Course Description A series of Chamber Music Workshops and tutorials provides an environment in which students can investigate the nature of Chamber Music and the musician's role in a small ensemble. Students develop skills in ensemble playing and rehearsal techniques through the preparation and performance of appropriate chamber repertoire.
    Students are encouraged to form their own group prior to enrolment. Participation in the program is dependent on the availability of a place within a viable ensemble. Work prepared through Early Music Workshop, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble is also assessable.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Lucinda Collins

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. To offer students a variety of lecture/ workshop-style presentations by staff, guest artists and advanced students focussing on stylistic analysis, rehearsal techniques and performance.

    2. To provide increased familiarity with a wide range of chamber music repertoire

    3. To provide through the workshops, a supportive environment for student groups presenting works in open tutorials.

    4. To provide an environment in which students can investigate the nature of Chamber Music and the musician's role in a small ensemble

    5. To develop skills in ensemble, rehearsal techniques and management of the rehearsal process

    6. To enable students to experience supervised rehearsals in preparation for performance

    7. To encourage the live performance of chamber music through the Assessment Concerts.
    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, 2, 4, 5, 6
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2, 3, 4, 5
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2, 4
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 2, 7
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Student learning takes place in student-directed chamber music rehearsals, with supervision from performance staff.
    Workload

    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:
    • weekly chamber music workshops in which there may be performances by visiting artists and performance staff
    • regular tutorials of each chamber group with performance staff
    • preparation of individual parts as needed for the repertoire
    • weekly chamber group rehearsals
    Learning Activities Summary

    Students will participate in a chamber music group, with students being encouraged to form their own group prior to enrolment.
    All students will attend at weekly chamber music workshops in which there may be performances by visiting artists and performance staff with subsequent discussion.
    Regular tutorials of each chamber group with performance staff.
    Weekly chamber group rehearsals will focus on the preparation and performance of appropriate chamber repertoire.
    Students are required to prepare their individual parts as needed for the repertoire.

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    1. The weekly Chamber Music Workshop will feature lecture/demonstrations by the Australian String Quartet, various staff members, guest lecturers and visiting artists. It will also provide a forum for student performances, supervised rehearsals, discussion and analysis of chamber music repertoire.
    2. Students will select appropriate chamber repertoire in consultation with their lecturers. Chamber Music Tutorials with specialist staff will assist the students in the preparation of their ensemble programs. Students are expected to undertake a minimum of 3 hours unsupervised rehearsal in preparation for each tutorial session. Five tutorials are provided for each group per semester.
    3. Repertoire prepared for and supervised through Early Music Workshop, Brass Ensemble, or Percussion Ensemble can be assessed as Chamber Music, and may also be presented in Chamber Music Assessment Concerts.
    Specific Course Requirements

    LEAVE
    Sick Leave, Compassionate Leave or Professional Development Leave may, upon application using the relevant Leave of Absence form, be approved by the Course Coordinator. (See Leave descriptors in the Conservatorium’s Participation and Attendance Policy outlined previously, for details.)

    PENALTY
    Where a student fails to maintain 100% attendance at Chamber Music Workshop they will incur a three (3) mark penalty for each unapproved absence, this being applied to the final total performance mark for the semester – ie. after all other assessments have been completed and calculated. Unapproved late arrival or departure before the scheduled finishing time may, at the Co-ordinator’s discretion, be regarded as an absence.

  • 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

    1. Tutorial Assessment (conducted in week 8 or 9) - 30%

    2. End of Semester Practical Assessment - 70%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must be available during the examination periods where an examination is an assessment requirement for any course they are undertaking. Students are not entitled to sit an examination at another time, nor are they entitled to any other concessions if an examination conflicts with a planned vacation or special event. Under no circumstances will a student be granted a special or supplementary examination on the grounds of misreading or failing to read the timetable. It is your responsibility to check your examination times.

    GUESTS A limited number of guests will be allowed, where groups require additional players or specific instrumentation. Guests must first be approved by the Course Co-ordinator, and their names and contact details included on the Application for Assessment form (see below). Where a student approaches a guest with a view to inclusion in a group they must first ascertain that guest’s availability during the examination period.

    PROCEDURAL INFORMATION ·
    Students will receive an “Application for Assessment” form at the beginning of the semester. This form needs to be completed and returned by Thursday of the third week. Failure to submit the form by the due date may result in students being precluded from examination. · Should a student not be able to form a group they should notify the Course Co-ordinator so that they can be placed in a group by the end of the third week of semester. · Once student groups have been confirmed the Course Co-ordinator will assign tutors to each group. · It is the students’ responsibility to organise tutorials with their tutor.  All student groups will be provided with a folder, and students are required to maintain accurate records of their attendance at all tutorials and rehearsals. · Tutors are required to sign off in the folder for each tutorial they give. · Folders must be handed to the panel at the time of the Chamber Music Assessment. ·
    Students must provide examiners with a full score of the work(s) being presented for assessment

    REPLACEMENT/ ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT
    1. On medical grounds Any student who cannot sit for an examination, or cannot complete assessment components due to illness must make a formal application for a Replacement/ Additional assessment based on medical grounds. The appropriate form must be used and submitted within the timeframes nominated in the University policy detailed at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/supps.html. The form would normally need to be certified by a medical practitioner, although there may be instances whereby an academic staff member will waive that requirement and will annotate the form accordingly.

    2.  On compassionate grounds For information about Replacement Assessment on compassionate grounds, refer to the University policy at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/supps.html

    3.  On academic grounds A Replacement Assessment on academic grounds will be offered only when the result is in the 45% - 49% range and only if it is possible for an individual student to redeem the work involved. In the case of ensemble, forum or group-based classes a supplementary would not normally be offered. The maximum final result that can be achieved for a supplementary examination on academic grounds is 50 Pass. Full information concerning Replacement/Additional Assessments can be found on the University website at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/supps.html

     PENALTY Where a student fails to maintain 100% attendance at Chamber Music Workshop they will incur a three (3) mark penalty for each unapproved absence, this being applied to the final total performance mark for the semester – ie. after all other assessments have been completed and calculated. Unapproved late arrival or departure before the scheduled finishing time may, at the Co-ordinator’s discretion, be regarded as an absence.
    Assessment Detail

    1. TUTORIAL ASSESSMENT (30%) to be conducted in weeks 8-9

    2. CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT (70%)

    The Tutorial Assessment will take place at a scheduled tutorial session during week 8 or 9 of semester. (This tutorial is included as one of the five sessions assigned to each group.) An assessing tutor designated by the Course Co-ordinator will hear prepared material and will work for one hour with the group. Students should ensure that they have set up and tuned, ready to commence the session promptly at the appointed hour. The assessment will address punctuality, preparation, class participation, responsiveness and ensemble skills for each group member who is enrolled in the Course. It is the students’ responsibility to organise their Tutorial Assessment with their assessor in a timely manner to ensure that it takes place within the designated time frame.
    Any student who is unable to attend the Tutorial Assessment will be required to produce the appropriate medical certificate within seven days as per the leave policy.

    Chamber Music Performance Assessment Requirements:
    Level 2 - minimum duration 12mins

    In addition to the two assessments, students are required to maintain satisfactory attendance throughout the semester at workshops, rehearsals and tutorials

    CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT DATES
    Semester 2: Wed, Thurs, Fri of Swot Week

    Submission
    Not applicable.
    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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