MUSJAZZ 3070 - Jazz Performance Advanced 3A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Bruce Hancock

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On 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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Various music scores, recordings, personal instrument as required.
    Recommended Resources
    No additional resources
    Online Learning
    MyUni will be used for specific course materials including repertoire listings.
  • 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.

    Masterclass and performance forum enable students to further their technical and performance skills.
    Workload

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

    WORKLOAD

    TOTAL HOURS

    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 Requirements
    100% 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 Experience
    The 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.
  • 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 TASK

    TASK TYPE

    WEIGHTING

    COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)

    40 minute technical/performance examination               

    Summative

    70%

    1, 2, 3

    Teacher assessment

    Summative

    10%

    2, 4

    Professional Portfolio

    Summative

    10%

    5

    Masterclass

    Formative and Summative     

    10%

    1, 2, 3, 5

    Assessment Related Requirements
    100% attendance is required for 1:1 lessons, forums and masterclasses.
    Assessment Detail
    See 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.
    Submission
    Professional 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.
    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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