MUSJAZZ 1001 - Jazz Performance 1A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

Specialisations are available in a variety of instruments, or in voice. Students receive individual tuition for their specialisation (9 hours per semester). Through the study of appropriate technical and jazz repertoire, students develop advanced technical skills together with a sound understanding of jazz style/interpretative principles. They are expected to perform their chosen repertoire with accuracy and fluency, displaying rhythmic control together with a well developed creative and expressive sense. They need to demonstrate jazz improvisation in appropriate styles and a strong conceptual understanding of the compositions performed together with an ability to communicate with their audience.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSJAZZ 1001
    Course Jazz Performance 1A
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3.5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Corequisites MUSJAZZ 1100A/B
    Incompatible JAZZ 1000A/B
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only
    Course Description Specialisations are available in a variety of instruments, or in voice. Students receive individual tuition for their specialisation (9 hours per semester). Through the study of appropriate technical and jazz repertoire, students develop advanced technical skills together with a sound understanding of jazz style/interpretative principles. They are expected to perform their chosen repertoire with accuracy and fluency, displaying rhythmic control together with a well developed creative and expressive sense. They need to demonstrate jazz improvisation in appropriate styles and a strong conceptual understanding of the compositions performed together with an ability to communicate with their audience.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Bruce Hancock

    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 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 professional endeavour.
    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
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1, 3
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 2
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    Individual tuition lies at the core of developing advanced performing skills. The instrumental/vocal teacher monitors each student’s progress, diagnoses technical problems and suggests strategies for independent practice. The Masterclass is managed by the relevant lecturer and focuses on relevant technical and musical issues pertaining to the family of instruments.  The Jazz Forum provides at least one performance opportunity per semester. Students are also expected to make critical comments about performances of peers at the Forum and to maintain a written journal.

    Workload

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

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

     

    In addition to the required contact hours, students are expected to prepare and practise all repertoire, technical exercises and other material assigned by their instrumental teacher for at least three hours per day.

    Learning Activities Summary

    Individual Tuition 

    ·            18 hours over the full year; students are expected to be punctual and prepared for each lesson.

    ·            Students are expected to maintain 100% attendance at one to one lessons. See below for penalties.

     

    Independent Practice

    ·         Students prepare and practise all repertoire, technical exercises and other material assigned by their instrumental teacher for at least three hours per day.

    ·         Journal – Some instrumental areas expect students to complete journal entries on a weekly basis, and submit journals to the relevant teacher at the end of each semester.

     

    Instrumental Masterclass

    ·         The focus is on relevant technical issues and repertoire, professional issues and performance opportunities.

     

    Jazz Forum

    ·         Attendance at weekly Forum

    ·         Students are scheduled to perform at Forum within their allocated Small Ensemble at least once per semester

    ·         Active and positive participation through critical documentation & discussion of performances.

  • 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 (Summative) Learning Objective/s Addressed
    Semester 1  
    Assessment breakdown 20 minute practical examination with technical focus 60%  1, 2
    Teacher assessment 20% 1, 2, 3
    Masterclass 20% 1, 2, 3
    Assessment Related Requirements

    The practical examination must be passed in order the pass the course as a whole.

     

    Student Participation and Attendance Leave Guidelines

     

    EXPECTATION

    All students enrolled in courses taught by the Elder Conservatorium of Music are expected to actively and positively participate in 100% of required rehearsals, workshops, classes, lectures, tutorials and performances.  In courses where Participation & Attendance penalties apply (as defined in the Course Outline), any student who misses more than 40% of required classes will be ineligible for assessment in that course, irrespective of the amount of leave that has been formally approved.

    LEAVE

    The Conservatorium recognises that extenuating circumstances may occasionally affect a student’s ability to participate in a rehearsal, workshop, class, lecture, tutorial or performance.  In such cases Leave may, upon application using this Leave form, be approved by the relevant staff member (this could be the Head of Studies, teacher, conductor, lecturer or course coordinator as appropriate).

    Assessment Detail

    Practical Exams:

    Students should refer to their specialist Guidelines for detailed technical and repertoire information.

     

    For the end of Semester examination, in conjunction with the Instrumental Teacher, a performance program of the specified time (as listed in 5.1) is to be prepared, typically comprising Technical Studies (eg Etude), Solo Jazz Study/Tune or Transcription, Jazz Performance Piece (accompanied). In addition, candidates will be required to perform, without written music, one or two Jazz Tunes from the relevant Tunes List, as requested by the examiners.

     

    Teacher assessment: - based on progress demonstrated in individual instrumental lessons

     

    Masterclass Assessment:- based on ongoing assignments, both written and practical, as set by the particular instrumental area (see ‘Masterclass Outlines’)

    Submission

    Students must be available during the identified University examination periods. 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.

    Students can collect copies of Examiners’ reports and teachers’ reports from the Music Office once the Examination Board Meeting has occurred at the end of each semester.

    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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