MUSJAZZ 2001 - Jazz Performance 2A
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code MUSJAZZ 2001 Course Jazz Performance 2A Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 3 hours plus 9 hours 1:1 tuition per semester Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites MUSJAZZ 1001, MUSJAZZ 1002 Corequisites MUSJAZZ 2400A/B, MUSJAZZ 2500A/B Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only Quota 100 Course Description Through the study of appropriate technical and jazz repertoire, students develop further advanced technical skills together with a high level of understanding in jazz style/interpretative principles. They are expected to perform their chosen repertoire with accuracy and fluency, displaying rhythmic control together with a very 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.
Students must enrol in the relevant jazz masterclass for their instrument.
Course Coordinator: Mr Bruce Hancock
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
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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 Jazz Masterclass is managed by the relevant instrumental lecturer and focuses on technical and musical issues pertaining to the instrument. Jazz Forum provides one or two performance opportunities per semester. Students are also expected to make critical comments about performances of peers at the Forum and to provide written comments.
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
- 9 hours per semester, students are expected to be punctual and prepared for each lesson. The expectation is for students to develop private structured learning.
- Students are expected to maintain 100% attendance at one to one lessons. See Course Profile for penalties.
- Students prepare and practise all repertoire, technical exercises and other material assigned by their instrumental teacher
- The focus is on relevant technical issues and repertoire, professional issues and performance opportunities.
- Attendance at weekly Forum
- Students are scheduled to perform at Forum within their Small Ensemble at least once per semester
- Active and positive participation through critical documentation & discussion of performances.
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 (Summative) Outcomes being assessed Semester 1 Assessment breakdown 25 minute practical examination with technical focus 70% 1, 2 Jazz Masterclass 20% 1, 2, 3 Teacher’s Assessment 10% 1, 2, 3
Assessment Related Requirements
The Semester 2 practical examination must be passed in order the pass the course as a whole.
Student Participation and Attendance Leave Guidelines
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.
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).
Students should refer to their specialist Guidelines for detailed technical and repertoire information.
For each Semester, 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
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.
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.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
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