MUSJAZZ 3090A - Jazz Performance Extension 3 part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code MUSJAZZ 3090A Course Jazz Performance Extension 3 part 1 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact 5 hours per semester Prerequisites MUSJAZZ 2002 Corequisites MUSJAZZ 3001/3002 Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only. Entry is by permission of the Director of the Elder Conservatorium only. Course Description Specialisations are available in a variety of instruments, or in voice. Students must enrol in the relevant tuition class (jazz masterclass) for their specialisation.
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 are also expected to undertake a minimum of 7 hours per week (in addition to that required for Jazz Performance 3A/3B) 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 voice or chosen instrument.
Course Coordinator: Mr Bruce Hancock
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
- 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.
- Develop effective practising strategies which arise from independent, imaginative and creative approaches to problem solving including the use of contemporary technologies.
- 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 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2 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
As appropriate for practical specialisation:
- Scores of repertoire prescribed by instrumental teacher (Elder Music Library houses an excellent collection of scores available for loan to students). Original music must be used for examinations.
- Technical workbooks as required by instrumental teacher for your specific instrument specialisation.
- A good quality recording device to record practice and performances on a regular basis.
- Metronome, tuner, pencil & eraser, ear plugs - as needed
Regular listening to a variety of performances is recommended. Students can listen to works through the library's Naxos subscription (see library catalogue, search using Naxos as the title and limit search to ‘electronic resources’. You will be prompted to enter your uni ID number and password to access the Naxos catalogue). There is a wealth of material available for listening (but not downloading). The link to the Naxos catalogue is In the Music Resources Guide: http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/music - you will find links to both Naxos and Naxos Jazz under “Quick Links” on the left side of the page.
The Music Resources Guide contains quick links to key music databases for scholarly research and online listening. It also contains links to websites of publicly available online scores, collected editions, and professional associations. Here too you can find a regularly updated list of new books, scores, CDs and DVDs available in the Elder Music Library - http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/music
Music Online: Access to online music from library’s other Music Database (Music Online – incorporating Classical Music Library, Jazz Music Library, American Song, Contemporary World Music and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries) is now integrated in Library Search – just type the work you require into the general Library Search box and narrow down appropriately.
Refer to “My Performance Jazz”, Course Information section on MyUni.
In the Course Materials section, there are folders set up for Performance Forum and for Master classes.
In the Groups section, these practical areas are designated as Groups and can be accessed by students.
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 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 approximately 7 hours per week in addition to the requirements for Jazz Performance 3A and 3B.
Learning Activities Summary
- 5 hours of 1:1 tuition over the Semester; 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.
- Students prepare and practise all repertoire, technical exercises and other material assigned by their teacher. Repertoire for Jazz Performance Extension can, for example, include a discreet set of works designed specifically for technical development, an extended work, transcriptions and performance of specific artists or composers.
The professional portfolio should include the following:
- A photograph of the student designed to be included in a concert program
- Curriculum vitae
- Short biography
- Long biography
- List of performances throughout the year
- Program notes of extension repertoire
- Critiques from conductors, guest artists, including self criticism of concerts and performances.
- A DVD/video of the Extension repertoire
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.
10 - 15 minute performance examination or equivalent
Part of the Extension repertoire to be performed (assessment – work in progress)
20 minute practical examination
1, 2, 3
Assessment Related Requirements
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/current/handbook/Student_Leave_Form_11-11.pdf
PENALTIES - Penalties apply for any unapproved absences as follows:
- Absence - 5 (five) marks for each unapproved absence
Any unapproved absences from an individual instrumental/vocal lessons will result in a 5 (five) mark penalty for each unapproved absence. Any penalties will be applied to the final total performance mark for the year - ie. after all other assessments have been completed and calculated.
Arrival after the scheduled starting time or departure before the scheduled finishing time may, at the discretion of the relevant teacher or Head of Jazz, be regarded as an unapproved absence.
Failure to notify the relevant instrumental teacher at least 24 hours in advance of an impending absence or late arrival will also be regarded as an unapproved absence. This penalty may be waived if the teacher or Head of Jazz is convinced that extenuating circumstances were the cause of the absence or lateness. In such cases it is the student’s responsibility to show that extenuating circumstances are applicable.
End of semester 1:
10 - 15 minute practical examination 25% - Extension repertoire as designated by the relevant specialist teacher. Part of the final examination repertoire is to be presented as a work in progress.
End of Semester 2:
15 – 20 minute practical examination 60% - to comprise repertoire as designated by the relevant specialist teacher
Professional Portfolio 15% - the portfolio is to comprise a curriculum vitae, a biography, critiques of all performances during the year and any other relevant material. This is to be submitted to the Head of Jazz by the beginning of Term 4 (Week 9, semester 2).
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:
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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