MUSPERF 6008 - Major Recital IV
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code MUSPERF 6008 Course Major Recital IV Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 2 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 Coordinator: Aaron Corn
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. 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
The constituent elements of this course have been taught for some years and required resources are currently in place.
Recommended ResourcesThe constituent elements of this course have been taught for some years and required resources are currently in place
Online LearningThe constituent elements of this course have been taught for some years and required resources are currently in place.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesIndividual 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.
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 13 weeks individual/small group supervisions
13 hours per semester
28 hours per week for 13 weeks practice
364 hours per semester
9 hours per week for 13 weeks research/study
117 hours per semester
10 hours per week for 13 weeks rehearsals and forums
130 hours per semester
Total = 624 hours per semester
Learning Activities SummaryLearning 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.
Specific Course RequirementsN/A
Small Group Discovery ExperienceAll individual/small group supervisions (maximum 4) adhere to SGDE principles with students actively engaged in content building and discovery.
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.
Assessment SummaryASSESSMENT TASK 65 minute recital
TASK TYPE Summative Hurdle Requirement
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S) 1, 2, 3, 4.
Assessment Related RequirementsThe 65 minute recital is a hurdle requirement.
100% attendance is required for all supervisions, forums and ensembles.
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.
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%.
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.
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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