MUSPERF 6016 - Negotiated Project IV

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with professional skills and understanding complementary to their major study. The course consists of activities as negotiated between supervisor and student which will enhance their specialist knowledge of music performance. This may involve participation in an ensemble/chamber music group, accompanied by a written assignment related to this activity.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSPERF 6016
    Course Negotiated Project IV
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites Successful completion of a Bachelor of Music or another relevant undergraduate degree
    Incompatible PERF 6016A/B
    Restrictions Available to Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance) students only
    Course Description The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with professional skills and understanding complementary to their major study. The course consists of activities as negotiated between supervisor and student which will enhance their specialist knowledge of music performance. This may involve participation in an ensemble/chamber music group, accompanied by a written assignment related to this activity.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch

    PGCW coordinator Associate professor Elizabeth Koch AM
    Elder Hall Building

    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:

    1. Exhibit facility in working within the genres and styles associated with the musical specialisation concerned.

    2. Demonstrate familiarity with the overarching structure of music and its role as an expressive art

    3. Display flexibility of musical thought and judgement within the musical specialisation concerned

    4. Show independence, initiative and a desire for continued self-improvement as a musician

    5. Show an understanding of the professional musical world, its musical standards and the context in which the specialisation concerned   operates
    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 2
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1, 2, 3
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    As appropriate for the Negotiated Project activity. Discuss with coordinator.
    All music for ensembles will be provided.
    Recommended Resources

    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: - 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.

    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.
    Online Learning Music Online is a portal that enables searching in Grove Music Online and other Oxford reference content in the one location. Students can access Oxford Music Online which houses Grove music online through the link on the Elder Music Library website at:
    Grove music online [electronic resource] can also be located as a title search through the library catalogue. Course documents, including the Course Outline and assignments will be available on MyUni
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Attendance at ensemble rehearsals and individual or small-group (maximum 4) supervisions form the central teaching and learning mode. Students pursue their performance project using instrumental practice to advance and finesse their goals. Individual/small group discussion encourages testing and sharing of musical theory and practice. Staff concerned have skills and knowledge in the specialist area being developed and are able to assist in the location and use of appropriate materials and scholarly and/or performance conventions and standards.

    Students may be expected to sight read parts in some instances, and to listen to recordings of works being studied.

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

    1 hour per week for 12 weeks individual/small group supervisions               12 hours per semester
    14 hours per week for 12 weeks practice                                                 182 hours per semester

     4 hours per week for 12 weeks research/study                                         52 hours per semester

     5 hours per week for 12 weeks rehearsals and forums                               65 hours per semester
    Total = 312 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Schedules of rehearsals, performances and other activities will be provided by the staff member responsible for each ensemble or class.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    This will be in the form of tutorials and sectionals from time to time
  • 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)

    Ensemble participation, other performance
    related activity, research project or
    negotiated assessment                                             Summative              70%                               1, 2, 3, 4

     Written assignment (1200 words)                             Summative              30%                               1, 2, 3, 4
    Assessment Related Requirements
    100% attendance is required for all supervisions, forums and ensembles.
    Assessment Detail
    Content and requirements of final assessment will be negotiated and confirmed in writing between the Course Coordinator, teaching staff members and student within two weeks of the commencement of the course. Two assessment tasks will be required.

    No information currently available.

    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.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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