MUSCLASS 3200 - Classical Performance 3A
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code MUSCLASS 3200 Course Classical Performance 3A Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites MUSCLASS 2201 Incompatible MUSCLASS 3001, MUSCLASS 3100A Restrictions Available to BMus students only Course Description Students undertake intensive 1:1 tuition in their chosen instrument (9 hours per Semester). Students must enrol in the relevant tuition class for their specialisation. Through the study of appropriate repertoire and technical exercises, students will develop their individual technical and musical potential, together with a sound understanding of interpretive principles and performance skills. Students are also expected to undertake a minimum of 10 hours per week of structured individual practice as designated by their instrumental teacher including repertoire study and a wide variety of technical exercises relevant to the student's chosen instrument.
Through the Performance Classes, students will be given the opportunity to develop a range of preparation and performance practice skills. Through the Technique and Repertoire Classes, students will develop a range of skills and approaches which will aid their technical development, and will be given the opportunity to present, perform, and discuss their current repertoire with fellow students as 'work in progress'. Students are expected to further their development of their specialisation in Classical Performance 3A in advance of that achieved in Classical Performance 2B.
Course Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth LaytonAssociate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM
LG14 Elder Hall Building
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1.Exhibit technical and musical skills that, through accuracy, fluency and stylistic awareness, illustrate a strong and maturing conceptual and interpretative understanding of the student’s instrument and chosen repertoire.
2.Exhibit effective practising strategies which arise from independent, imaginative and creative approaches to problem solving including the use of contemporary technologies
3.Manifest critical understanding of the performance standards required for professional endeavour and an ability to assess one’s own performances and those of fellow musicians
4.Exhibit skills in performance etiquette, communication and interaction with an audience.
5.Exhibit curiosity, self-awareness and problem-solving skills that will enable continuous learning and growth.
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)
1,3,5 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
2,3,5 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
4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
4,5 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
3,5 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
As appropriate for practical specialisation:
1. Scores of repertoire prescribed by instrumental teacher (Elder Music Library houses an excellent collection of scores available for loan to students). Original copies of the music must be used for examinations.
2. Technical workbooks as required by instrumental teacher for your specific instrument specialisation.
3. Engagement of the services of a professional accompanist for lessons (where required), performance examinations and other performances.
4. A good quality recording device to record practice and performances on a regular basis.
5. Metronome, tuner, pencil & eraser, ear plugs - as needed
Regular listening to a wide range of performances. 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 as follows:
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.
In the Course Materials section, there are folders set up for each of the various practical areas namely: Brass, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, and Woodwind.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Individual tuition lies at the core of developing advanced performing skills. The instrumental teacher monitors each student’s progress, diagnoses technical problems and suggests strategies for independent practice. The Technique & Repertoire class is managed by the relevant Head of Study and focuses on relevant technical and musical issues pertaining to the family of instruments. The Performance Class provides performance opportunities for each student. As part of each student’s engagement with their peers, students are expected to make critical comments about performances of peers in the Performance Class, as well as about their own performances. Students are also expected to maintain a written journal.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Individual 1:1 tuition - 1 hour per week
9 hours per semester
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. These structured learning skills prepare the student for ensuring that the material set for 1:1 lessons is prepared. Students should note however, that the demands of the music profession are such that considerably more time should be spent in private instrumental practice.
121 hours per semester
Performance Class: 12 hours per semester
Technique & Repertoire Class: 14 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
Each component will have its own schedule of lessons, classes and topics to be covered as applicable to the particular aspect of the activity being undertaken. Students will be advised in advance of repertoire to be studied, and of the topics to be included as relevant for the various specialisations.
Individual Tuition :
9 hours per semester, students are expected to be punctual and prepared for each lesson. The expectation is for students to develop private structured learning.
Students are expected to maintain 100% attendance at one to one lessons. See below for penalties.
Lessons should not be scheduled at times that conflict with any other required classes.
At each lesson, both the staff member and the student must sign the roll sheet, indicating the date and length of the lesson.
Should a student be absent without notice, the roll sheet must be signed by the staff member with an appropriate comment. The Head of Studies should be notified (preferably by email) within 48 hours. The teacher will be under no obligation to make up this lesson.
Where either the teacher or the student is unable to attend at a previously arranged time, at least 24 hours notice must be given and an alternative time negotiated.
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 are expected to research the background of the composer and pieces being studied.
Independent Practice :
Students prepare and practise all repertoire, technical exercises and other material assigned by their instrumental teacher for at least three hours per day.
Up to 12 hours per semester
Students are expected to perform at least once each semester and will be assessed on their performance
Technique and Repertoire
Up to 14 hours of classes each semester
Students are expected to perform regularly in various contexts of solo repertoire, mock orchestral auditions and other designated repertoire
Students will prepare for a technical assessment at the end of the semester. The technical work requirements will be provided at the beginning of the academic year
Specific Course Requirements
Students may need to regularly book practice facilities in order to meet the requirements of this course.
Depending on practical specialisation, some students will need to engage the services of a professional accompanist for lessons, performances and examinations. Consult with your individual teacher or see the accompanist list available from the Music Office.
Small Group Discovery Experience1;1 lessons, Technique and Repertoire and Performance classes are all SGDE
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)
Performance Exam (25 minutes)
Course Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5
Week 6 Assessment
Formative and Summative
Course Learning Outcomes 1,2,3
Technique and Repertoire
Course Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4
Course Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5
The Performance Exam (25 minutes) must be passed in order to pass Classical Performance 3A. Classical Performance 3A must be passed in order to progress to Classical Performance 3B.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
All assessments will be done online, and now look as follows:
Week 5 assessment 10% - as usual, online
Tech & Rep 20% - classes moving to online. Assessment no longer in person. Students will upload and submit work to Head of Area. Please consult your instrumental teacher regarding exact requirements and upload approx. 10 mins of technical work no later than May 25th.
Performance class 10% - All performances are cancelled. Students will upload performance, 10 mins, of unaccompanied work (no need for accompanist) OR submit 1000 word assignment on performance related topic. As students do not have access to accompanists, the option is provided to do either an unaccompanied work or a 1000 word assignment on a performance related topic. Consult with your teacher about which choice is most appropriate and feel free to be creative with assignment topics!
NB the date for submission of performances /assignments is now June 4th. Submit to either Elizabeth Layton or Elizabeth Koch, depending on which class you were assigned.
Performance exam 60% - In exam week. Exam performances will now be uploaded and submitted online. All exam requirements remain the same and course coordinators will advise about the availability of accompanists and the best way to submit recordings nearer the time.
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).
Student Participation and Attendance Leave Guidelines
All students enrolled in courses taught by the Elder Conservatorium of Music are expected to actively and positively participate in 100% of required rehearsals, workshops, classes, lectures, tutorials and performances. In courses where Participation & Attendance penalties apply (as defined in the Course Outline), any student who misses more than 40% of required classes will be ineligible for assessment in that course, irrespective of the amount of leave that has been formally approved.
The Conservatorium recognises that extenuating circumstances may occasionally affect a student’s ability to participate in a rehearsal, workshop, class, lecture, tutorial or performance. In such cases leave may, upon application, be approved by the relevant staff member (this could be the Head of Studies, teacher, conductor, lecturer or course coordinator as appropriate).
The following types of Leave are applicable:
In cases of sickness, a medical certificate must be submitted within 7 days of your return to classes.
Students must make every effort to notify the relevant staff member of an impending absence for reasons of sickness. Where a rehearsal or performance is involved, Leave will only be approved if the relevant staff member is notified before the event.
Normally, an original medical certificate must be supplied to verify the circumstances. The relevant staff member or Head of Studies may waive the requirement to produce a medical certificate if they have clear evidence of illness and believe that a medical certificate is unnecessary or impossible to obtain.
Compassionate Leave may be granted at the discretion of the relevant staff member where extenuating circumstances have prevented a student participating in a rehearsal, workshop, class, lecture, tutorial or performance. Usually this means circumstances which were unforeseen and legitimately beyond anyone’s control, however this will not always be the case.
Where the circumstance is known in advance, approval for the Leave must also be obtained prior to the event.
In cases such as bereavement or where care of a close family member is required, notification as soon as possible is expected.
Verification of the circumstances will usually be required.
Professional Development Leave
Professional Development (PD) Leave may be granted in cases where the student has made a case to the relevant Head of Studies for an activity which they believe will be of considerable professional and educational benefit. This activity should: be directly related to Coursework within your Conservatorium program or
involve Coursework or study at a major tertiary national or international music institution or
involve Performance, Workshops or other relationships and activities with a high profile, national or international artist(s)
When determining PD leave, the duration of the project also affects approval, particularly for absences greater than one week.
PD leave will not be granted if the proposed activity conflicts with any commitments a student has to a Conservatorium performance where their attendance at rehearsals and the performance itself are a required part of their studies.
PD Leave is only granted in advance of the activity (normally at least 7 days prior). It will NOT be granted retrospectively.
Final arrangements for any professional development commitments must wait until formal approval has been granted by the Head of Studies and then all signatures of relevant staff members are obtained. Approval is not necessarily guaranteed.
Verification will be required as part of the approval process.
Leave applications must have documentation attached (if required), following the steps below.
Step 1: NOTIFYING STAFF
Notify the relevant staff member(s) and where appropriate, Head of Studies, of your absence as soon as possible.
Step 2: VERIFYING ABSENCE
Check with the relevant staff member or Head of Studies to see whether verification or proof will be required. (Please note that this is usually essential however it will not always be necessary.)
Step 3: OBTAINING APPROVAL
Obtain approval from the relevant staff member(s) or Head of Studies concerned. Please note individual instructions listed in various leave types above, particularly for Professional Development Leave where prior approval is needed.
Step 4: ATTACHING CERTIFICATION
Attach any certification you have been asked to provide and submit request to the relevant staff member or Head of Studies.
Step 5: MAKE COPIES
Keep copies of any relevant documentation for your records.
Penalties apply for any unapproved absences as follows:
INDIVIDUAL LESSONS, TECHNIQUE and REPERTOIRE CLASSES and PERFORMANCE CLASSES
Absence - 5 (five) marks for each unapproved absence for lessons and classes.
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 Studies, 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 Studies 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.
Students should refer to their specialist Guidelines for detailed technical and repertoire information.
Performance Exam (25 minutes) 60% weighting
Week 6 Assessment 10% weighting
Technique and Repertoire 20% weighting
Performance Class 10% weighting
Performance Exam: to comprise of repertoire as designated by the relevant specialist teacher. Unless agreed otherwise with specialist teacher, one piece or movement from the repertoire will be performed from memory.
Week 6 Assessment: assessed in the week 6 lesson by the specialist teacher. This assessment will provide early feedback on the student’s preparation and commitment at this point in the semester.
Technique and Repertoire Technical Assessment: an assessment at the end of the semester to test the technical and accuracy skills of the student
Performance Class: one performance will be assessed on repertoire being prepared for the Performance Exam
No information currently available.
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.
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