MUSCLASS 2090A - Classical Performance Extension 2 part 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

This course is BY PERMISSION ONLY. Entry will be determined on the basis of results in the performance examinations of Classical Performance 1B/Classical Vocal Performance 1B and instrument/voice sub-quotas. Classical Performance Extension 2 can only be taken in combination with Classical Performance 2A and Classical Performance 2B. In addition to the tuition provided in Classical Performance 2A and 2B, students will undertake further intensive 1:1 tuition in vocal or chosen instrument (5 hours per semester). Students will further develop their individual technique and musical potential, together with a mature understanding of interpretive principles and performance skills through the study of appropriate repertoire and technical exercises. In consultation with their instrumental/vocal teacher, students will also undertake an extended study consisting of either, a discreet set of works designed specifically for technical development, an extended work, or orchestral excerpts relevant to their instrument. Students are also expected to undertake a minimum of 7 hours per week (in addition to that required for Classical Performance 2A and 2B) of structured individual practice as designated by their instrumental/vocal teacher including repertoire study and a wide variety of technical exercises relevant to the student's chosen voice or instrument.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSCLASS 2090A
    Course Classical Performance Extension 2 part 1
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact Minimum of 7 hours per semester
    Prerequisites MUSCLASS 1002, MUSCLASS1100A/B, entry to this course is by permission on;y and is dependent on results in MUSCLASS 1002 or MUSCLASS 1052
    Corequisites MUSCLASS 2001A and MUSCLASS 2100A
    Assumed Knowledge Assumed private structured learning and practice
    Restrictions Available by permission only to Bachelor of Music students
    Assessment Semester 1: 10-15 minute performance exam or equivalent 25%, Semester 2: 20-25 minute practical exam 60%, Professional portfolio 15%
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch OAM
    LG15 Elder Hall

    Heads of Studies:

    Howard Parkinson
    8313 5129
    Schulz 805

    Lucinda Collins
    8313 5966
    LG08 Elder Hall

    Amanda Grigg
    8313 3666
    Madley G08

    Associate Professor Keith Crellin OAM
    8313 3673
    LG21 Elder Hall

    Guila Tiver
    8313 3600
    LG09 Elder Hall

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch OAM
    8313 5343
    LG15 Elder Hall

    Music office Locations:

    Main Music Office: Schulz Building, level 2.
    Elder Hall office, rear of Elder Hall
    8313 5995
    8313 4168

    Contact email:

    To contact staff by email:

    Staff availability for students: By appointment (email or telephone to arrange).
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The objectives of this course are to:
    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. 1,3
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1
    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
    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 & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • 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

    Semester 1

    Assessment breakdown

    10- 15 minute performance examination or equivalent - 25% (Learning Objectives Addressed 1, 2)

    Part of the Extension repertoire to be performed (assessment – work in progress)



    Assessment Detail

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    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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