MUSJAZZ 3070 - Jazz Performance Advanced 3A
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code MUSJAZZ 3070 Course Jazz Performance Advanced 3A Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites MUSJAZZ 2071 or outstanding achievement in MUSJAZZ 2002 Incompatible MUSJAZZ 2001, MUSJAZZ 3090A Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only. BY PERMISSION ONLY Course Description This course is available BY PERMISSION ONLY. Entry will be determined on the basis of the pre-entry audition score and instrument sub-quotas. Students receive individual tuition for their instrument/voice (14 hours per semester). 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, exhibit a strong conceptual understanding of the compositions performed, together with an enhanced ability to communicate with their audience.
Course Coordinator: Mr Bruce Hancock
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Perform their chosen repertoire with accuracy and fluency, displaying rhythmic control together with a very well developed creative and expressive sense
- Develop advanced technical skills together with a high level of understanding in jazz style/interpretative principles
- Demonstrate jazz improvisation in appropriate styles
- 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, 2, 3 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 3 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 5
Required ResourcesVarious music scores, recordings, personal instrument as required.
Recommended ResourcesNo additional resources
Online LearningMyUni will be used for specific course materials including repertoire listings.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesIndividual 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.
Masterclass and performance forum enable students to further their technical and performance skills.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x instrumental/vocal lesson per week
14 hours per semester
1 x 1-hour masterclass per week
12 hours per semester
Individual practice, 8.8 hours per week
106 hours per semester
1 x 2 hours Jazz Performance Forum per week
24 hours per semester
Total: 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
An individual schedule of repertoire and technical requirements will be arranged during the individual lessons with the assigned instrumental/vocal teacher and during masterclasses.
Students will attend the weekly performance forum where they will regularly perform in assigned small ensembles and listen to the other small ensembles.
Specific Course Requirements100% attendance is required for 1:1 lessons, forums and masterclasses. Penalties apply if this attendance requirement is not met.
At each one to one lesson, both the staff member and the student must sign the roll sheet, indicating the date and length of the lesson.
Bachelor of Music students may need to be available outside the formally designated teaching weeks in order to accommodate the full quota of lessons.
Students may need to regularly book practice facilities in order to meet the requirements of this course.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe schedule of 1:1 individual lessons enables technical and musical issues to be explored, and short-term and long-term goals to be designed in order to target individual needs.
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.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
40 minute technical/performance examination
1, 2, 3
Formative and Summative
1, 2, 3, 5
Assessment Related Requirements100% attendance is required for 1:1 lessons, forums and masterclasses.
Assessment DetailSee above Assessment Summary.
The Professional Portfolio (10%) is to comprise a curriculum vitae, a biography, critiques of all performances during the semester and any other relevant material.
SubmissionProfessional portfolio to be submitted to Head of Performance at the beginning of Week 10. Performance examinations will be scheduled by the Conservatorium Office and will take place during the Examination period.
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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