MUSPERF 7025 - Ensemble V
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code MUSPERF 7025 Course Ensemble V 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 Assumed Knowledge Completed year 1 of a Masters of Music in the specialisation to be pursued or equivalent as determined by the Elder Conservatorium. Restrictions Only available to students in PGCW Music programs Course Description This course develops advanced musicianship in the context of an ensemble by focussing on rehearsal discipline, stylistic interpretation and advanced ensemble skills. It consists of rehearsals with an ensemble to develop a program of works in the repertoire of the specialisation that culminates in the presentation of a public concert. Additional sectional and concert rehearsals may be required. Repertoire may include chamber music, orchestral material and accompaniment. Participation in established Conservatorium ensembles may occur based on audition and in such cases, the candidate is expected to undertake higher duties within the ensemble such as section leader or soloist. The candidate is expected to demonstrate advanced performance skills with consistent confidence in technical presentation; demonstrate mastery beyond the knowledge of style; and present all work in line with practices and expectations of the professional. The overall standard of the concert work is expected to be commensurate with entry level into the profession.
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. 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. Demonstrate familiarity with practices and expectations of the professional musician
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
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
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
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesAttendance at ensemble rehearsals and associated activities (sectionals, tutorials, concerts) form the central teaching and learning mode. Students pursue their performance project using instrumental practice to advance and finesse their goals. 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
5 hours per week for 13 weeks rehearsals 65 hours per semester
12 hours per week for 13 weeks practice 156 hours per semester
4 hours per week for 13 weeks related activities 52 hours per semester
3 hours per week for 13 weeks score reading and listening 39 hours per semester
Total = 312 hours per semester
Learning Activities SummaryEnsemble rehearsals Weeks 1 - 12
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- 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 TASK Ensemble participation (includes ongoing assessment)
TASK TYPE Summative
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S) 1, 2, 3, 4.
Assessment Related Requirements100% attendance is required for all ensembles.
Participation in all ensemble rehearsals, tutorials, and concerts forms the core requirements of this course.
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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