MUSGEN 2002EX - International Study Tour: Music

External - Summer - 2020

This course enables University of Adelaide students to undertake a short study tour led by Adelaide teaching staff. Students will be expected to complete a number of intensively taught preliminary classes at Adelaide before travel overseas. While on location, students will undertake a series of seminars, masterclasses, performances and visits. This course is designed to enhance students understanding and appreciation of the contemporary musical world and gain a deeper insight into cultures of selected foreign countries. Topics may include detailed study of a traditional musical culture, enhanced through attending performances; study of different pedagogical approaches to music study, enhanced through attendance and participation in masterclasses; performance experience through playing in concerts, including with students from the destination country; study of the structural, economic and social foundations of the music profession in the destination country.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSGEN 2002EX
    Course International Study Tour: Music
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Summer
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s External
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 30 hours per week for 3 weeks
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Available to BMus students only
    Quota A quota of 10 applies
    Course Description This course enables University of Adelaide students to undertake a short study tour led by Adelaide teaching staff. Students will be expected to complete a number of intensively taught preliminary classes at Adelaide before travel overseas. While on location, students will undertake a series of seminars, masterclasses, performances and visits. This course is designed to enhance students understanding and appreciation of the contemporary musical world and gain a deeper insight into cultures of selected foreign countries. Topics may include detailed study of a traditional musical culture, enhanced through attending performances; study of different pedagogical approaches to music study, enhanced through attendance and participation in masterclasses; performance experience through playing in concerts, including with students from the destination country; study of the structural, economic and social foundations of the music profession in the destination country.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM
    elizabeth.koch@adelaide.edu.au
    08 83135343
    LG14 Elder Hall building.
    Course Timetable

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

    The study tour will take place from February 5th to February 19th, 2018 in London UK.
    Students are expected to attend all activities.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Learning outcomes:

    (1) Demonstrate a close understanding of the music culture of another country

    (2) Understanding of the role of music in another cultural context

    (3) Appreciation of the professional standards of musical performance in another cultural context

    (4) Ability to solve practical problems of organisation, travel and communication in another cultural context.

    (5) Manifest critical understanding of the performance standards required for professional endeavour and an ability to assess one's own performance 

    (6) Exhibit curiosity, self-awareness and problem solving skills that will enable continuous learning and growth.

    (7) Demonstrate enhanced understanding of different approaches to music pedagogy.

    (8) Demonstrate high level written and oral communication skills
    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)
    1,2,3,4,
    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
    2,3,4,5,6,7
    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
    3,4,5.7,8
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2,3,4,5.6
    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
    1,2,3,4
    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
    1,2,3,4,5,6,8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Any required resources will be specified at pre-departure meetings.

    Access to full orchestral scores or predetermined repertoire is essential. IMSLP can be assessed for orchestral excerpts downloads.
    Before the tour begins, vocal students will be required to familiarise themselves with all vocal, choral or operatic repertoire presented in organised concerts during the tour.

    Journal – all notes are to be taken in a journal during any of the scheduled activities
    Recommended Resources


    Recordings and scores of London orchestral, vocal and operatic repertoire.

    Listening to a variety of recordings 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 ID number and password to access the Naxos catalogue.
    Online Learning
    There is a MyUni site for this course. Resources and other information are posted there; assignments must also be submitted through MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    Study tours involve scheduled activities that may include observation of masterclasses, workshops, classes and concert attendance. It will also include cultural activities and other learning modes.
    Students will attend orchestral concerts, an opera and a West End musical. Observation of masterclasses, workshops, classes and orchestral rehearsals will take place at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire at Greenwich.
    Workload

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

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements. The workload for this course equates to that required for a three unit course (eg 156 hours) including scheduled learning activities and personal study, research and observations.

    London schedule of events 30 hours minimum per week = 60
    Reading, private practice, preparation of excerpts = 52
    Pre departure meetings = 4
    Preparation and writing of assessment requirements = 40
    Learning Activities Summary


    1.Students are expected to listen to all of the prescribed repertoire for the major orchestral, choral and operatic performances to be attended in London
    2. A thorough knowledge of the context of the specialist instrumental and vocal excerpts is essential
    3. Students are expected to research the background of the concert repertoire
    4. Students are expected to be early for all scheduled departures for the course events
    5. Students are expected to attend all scheduled events. There will be a penalty for lateness or absence
    6. Students are expected to maintain up to date notes in their daily journals and submit assessment material by the due date.

    Specific Course Requirements
    Detailed knowledge of specific orchestral and operatic works to be listed in the pre departure sessions.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    This course will offer students a short term but intensive engagement with experts in the classical music field. Students may be able to access observation of small groups within the tertiary music institutions to be visited in London.
    Many activites will take place within a small group context with mentoring by University staff.
  • 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
    Reflective Journal                                         Formative and Summative   50%      Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

    Attendance and participation                                                                  10%     Learning Outcomes 4

    Individual performance and concert reviews    Formative and Summative   40%    Learning Outcomes 2,3,5,7,8
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Attendance at all pre-departure meetings is compulsory. Failure to attend any scheduled events in London without permission from the course coordinator may result in the student being precluded from passing the course.
    Assessment Detail


    Reflective Journal (50%)
    2500 words (or equivalent essay) reflecting on the international learning experience while away from Adelaide. This will include a detailed account of learning activities, reflections on cultural differences, analysis of the learning experiences, discussion of the educational impact of the study tour on the student and on the student cohort.

    Excerpt awareness assessment, preparation and concert reviews (40%)
    Assessment of individual student's performances in pre-departure instrumental and vocal excerpts awareness test. In addition, reviews of 2 of the 4 main concerts are to be assessed. 450 words for each concert.

    Attendance and Participation (10%)
    All scheduled learning activities are compulsory. Marks will be deducted for absences.

    Both the Written Journal and the Concert reviews are due on Monday February 25, 2019.

    Submit through MyUni
    Submission
    Written Journal to be submitted by February 25th 2019
    Reviews of London concerts to be submitted by February 25th, 2019
    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 (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) 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.

    Student feedback from the 2018 study tour is not available due to not enough responses being received.
  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
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