MUSICED 3100A - Music Education Workshop 3 Part 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

This practically-based course seeks to develop arranging and conducting skills for choral and instrumental ensembles. There will be an introduction to general techniques of arranging, and specific arranging aspects for both choral and instrumental ensembles. Students will actively participate through singing and playing instruments to form a workshop ensemble which will play the arrangements written by students. Each student will conduct their own arrangements.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSICED 3100A
    Course Music Education Workshop 3 Part 1
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MUSICED 2010/2020
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only
    Quota 20
    Course Description This practically-based course seeks to develop arranging and conducting skills for choral and instrumental ensembles. There will be an introduction to general techniques of arranging, and specific arranging aspects for both choral and instrumental ensembles. Students will actively participate through singing and playing instruments to form a workshop ensemble which will play the arrangements written by students. Each student will conduct their own arrangements.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Rosevear

    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 develop knowledge and skills in:

    1. Arranging for vocal and instrumental ensembles
    2. Choral and instrumental ensemble participation
    3. Conducting techniques for choral and instrumental ensembles
    4. Effective rehearsal strategies
    5. Repertoire that is suitable for choral and instrumental ensembles
    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, 4, 5
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 3, 4
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 3, 4, 5
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 3, 4
  • Learning Resources
    Online Learning

    MyUni will be used to provide lecture notes and other course materials, and information about relevant resources. Myuni will be used to assist communication.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    The approach is practically-based. Students will be actively involved through playing and singing, as well as conducting their own arrangements for the workshop ensemble. Students will develop arranging skills with which they will be able to experiment through the workshop ensemble.

    Workload

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

    Over semesters 1 and 2:

    2 hours per week contact x 24 weeks  = 48 hours

    2 hours per week independent study x 24 weeks  = 48 hours

    2.5 hours per week reading, assignment preparation x 24  weeks  = 60 hours

    Total: 156 hours

    Learning Activities Summary

    Main topics:

    (a)   General arranging techniques, such as roles of melody, accompaniment, chord voicing and countermelodic ideas

    (b)   Choral arranging, including text setting and piano accompaniment

    (c)   Instrumental arranging, including instrument ranges and textures

    (d)   Conducting patterns and techniques

    (e)   Rehearsal strategies and problem solving in rehearsals

    Specific Course Requirements
    100% attendance is expected.
  • 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

    Summative Assessment:

    Participation in workshop ensemble      10%      Obj 2, 4, 5

    Choral exercises and arrangement        40%      Obj 1, 5

    Band exercises and arrangement          40%      Obj 1, 5

    Conducting of workshop ensemble        10%      Obj 3, 4

    Assessment Related Requirements

    A minimum of 50% Pass is required for each of the choral arrangement and band arrangement assessment tasks.

    Assessment Detail

    Through participation in the workshop ensemble, students will develop ensemble skills whilst observing various rehearsal strategies and furthering their knowledge of suitable repertoire. By writing and performing choral and instrumental arrangements, students will develop arranging skills and rehearsal strategies. Conducting their own arrangements will enable students to develop leadership skills and to practice various rehearsal strategies.

    Submission

    Detailed assessment requirements will be provided for each assessment task, including information about method of submission for each task.



    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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