MUSJAZZ 3002 - Jazz Performance 3B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

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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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSJAZZ 3002
    Course Jazz Performance 3B
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    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 2001, MUSJAZZ 2002
    Incompatible JAZZ 3000A/B
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Dusty Cox

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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    University Graduate Attributes

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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 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.

    Further Specifics:
    Through the study of appropriate technical and recital literature, you will have the opportunity to develop advanced technical skills together with a sound understanding of interpretative principles. You are expected to perform your chosen and prescribed repertoire with accuracy and fluency, displaying rhythmic control together with a well-developed expressive sense. You need to develop and demonstrate a strong conceptual understanding of the works performed together with an ability to communicate with your audience.
    By studying appropriate technical material and jazz repertoire, you will develop advanced technical skills together with a sound understanding of interpretative and stylistic principles. You are expected to perform your chosen repertoire with accuracy and fluency, displaying rhythmic control together with a sound creative and expressive sense. Your playing should demonstrate well-developed jazz improvisation skills in appropriate styles together with a strong conceptual understanding of the repertoire performed.
    Workload

    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 two hours per day on average.

    Forum 2 x 12 hours per week = 24 hours per semester
    Masterclass 1 x 12 hours per week = 12 hours per semester
    Individual practice 9.25 hours per week = 111 hours per semester
    9 hours 1:1 tuition per semester = 9 hours per semester
    = 156 hours per semester
    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.
    • Students are expected to be prepared to perform in every class. In this class students are expected to discuss issues that arise in theirs and their fellow students’ playing. This is an opportunity to practice performing and to critique other performances in the class, thus creating strong bonds between students in a supporting nurturing environment.
    • There will be attention to professionalism and preparation for this class.
    • Specialist Guidelines may be provided for individual instruments pertaining to specific technique and repertoire matters. A Scales Syllabus is provided for all students/instruments to maintain consistency of achievement for each semester & level.

    Jazz Forum
    • 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.
  • 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 Outcomes Addressed
    Semester 2
    Assessment breakdown 45 minute recital/ practical examination 70% 1, 2
    Instrumental Masterclass 30% 3
    Assessment Related Requirements
    The Semester 2 practical examination must be passed in order the pass the course as a whole.

    In this course, penalties apply for any absences which are not formally approved, as outlined in the Conservatorium’s Student Participation and Attendance Leave Guidelines (see following). Leave Application forms are available from the Music Office and can be downloaded from the Music website – see http://music.adelaide.edu.au/study/current/leave.pdf
    Assessment Detail
    Practical Exams:

    Semester 2: End of Year Performance Examination

    In conjunction with the Instrumental Teacher and Jazz Lecturers, a performance examination (recital) of 45 minutes duration is to be prepared including the following categories of Jazz performance:
    • Completely Solo piece (for pianists & guitarists)
    • Duo OR Solo piece (for all other instruments)
    • Fast piece (with improvisation) - Tempo > MM = 280 (approx)
    • Bebop tune (with improvisation)
    • Ballad
    • Latin piece (with improvisation)
    • Funk/Rock piece (with improvisation)
    • Unusual Time Signature piece (with improvisation)
    • Modal/Contemporary piece (with improvisation)
    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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