MUSPERF 6008 - Major Recital IV

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills and understanding to produce a performance relevant to their specialisation. This will involve a performed program of approximately 65 minutes duration. Projects must demonstrate familiarity with and skills in the formulation of appropriate creative ideas bearing upon the specialisation concerned and deemed to be at postgraduate level. Preparatory work will be supervised individually or in small groups as approved by the Conservatorium and will involve the student in considerable time spent developing specialist knowledge, skills and insights bearing upon the program of works to be completed.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSPERF 6008
    Course Major Recital IV
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 12
    Contact Up to 10 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge Completed Bachelor of Music in the specialisation to be pursued or equivalent as determined by the Elder Conservatorium.
    Restrictions Available only to students in PGCW Music programs
    Course Description The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills and understanding to produce a performance relevant to their specialisation. This will involve a performed program of approximately 65 minutes duration. Projects must demonstrate familiarity with and skills in the formulation of appropriate creative ideas bearing upon the specialisation concerned and deemed to be at postgraduate level. Preparatory work will be supervised individually or in small groups as approved by the Conservatorium and will involve the student in considerable time spent developing specialist knowledge, skills and insights bearing upon the program of works to be completed.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch

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

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

    Lessons as arranged with specialist teacher and rehearsals as per ensemble schedule. See ensemble conductor for further details. Performance classes - please contact Coordinator PGCW for further information
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
     
    1.   Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all the elements comprising the musical specialisation concerned

    2.   Exhibit a high level of musical self-awareness and critical judgement
     
    3.   Show well-developed understanding of the professional musical world, its musical standards and the context in which the specialisation concerned operates
     
    4.   Display reliability and flexibility in responding to a wide variety of musical challenges
    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
    3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    3, 4
    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
    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
    4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources


    Scores for all repertoire and a suitable recording device to self assess performances and weekly performance preogress.

    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
    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:
    http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/music - 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.
    http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/music

    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


    Check MyUni for PGCW information on courses
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    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 as students move towards a summative assessment in the form of a recital. 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. 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 as students move towards a summative assessment in the form of a recital. 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.



    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.
    Workload

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

    WORKLOAD  -  TOTAL HOURS
     
    1 hour per week for 12 weeks individual/small group supervisions  =  12 hours per semester

    28 hours per week for 12 weeks practice = 364 hours per semester

    9 hours per week for 12 weeks research/study  =  117 hours per semester

    10 hours per week for 12 weeks rehearsals and forums  =   130 hours per semester
     
    Total = 624 hours per semester


    Learning Activities Summary
    Learning activities centre around weekly individual/small group supervisions. These accommodate the learning styles of participants while encouraging a developmental curve in skills acquisition and knowledge based understandings. Ensemble rehearsals and performance forums underpin gains in stage presentation and musical projection.

    12 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.

    PGCW 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

    Students are expected to perform at least once each semester in Performance class, Honours class and/or technique and repertoire classes





    Specific Course Requirements
    All scores of music being studied.

    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 indiviual teacher regarding acconpanist lists.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    All individual/small group supervisions (maximum 4) adhere to SGDE principles with students actively engaged in content building and discovery.
    Tutorials for ensembles and performance classes
  • 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     65 minute recital
     
    TASK TYPE                  Summative Hurdle Requirement

     WEIGHTING               100%  

    COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)  1, 2, 3, 4 
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
    Assessment Related Requirements
    The 65 minute recital is a hurdle requirement.
    100% attendance is required for all supervisions, one to one lessons, performance classes and ensembles.
    Research for program notes which need to be submitted before the recital
    Assessment Detail

    The Major Recital is the core component, providing a focus for their studies in professional performance skills leading to outcomes in their own realisation of musical works.

    65 minutes of approved repertoire. Program to be submitted to Coordinator in Week 6 of the semester and be approved by your teacher.

    Program notes are required for recitals. Notes should be prepared for each work performed and should demonstrate careful research and independent thought. Plagiarism must be avoided and quoted sources should be acknowledged. The quality of program notes will be taken into account by the examiners and may influence the final result for the recital. They will be assessed as excellent, satisfactory, or unsatisfactory, and increase or reduce the overall marks by a margin of up to 5%.
    Submission

    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.

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