MUSPERF 7025 - Ensemble V

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSPERF 7025
    Course Ensemble V
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Aaron Corn

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    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
    4
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Attendance 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.
    Workload

    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 per semester                                  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 Summary
    Ensemble rehearsals   Weeks 1 - 12
  • 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                   Ensemble aprticipation (includes ongoing assessment)

    TASK TYPE                                Summative

    WEIGHTING                               100%

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

     
    Assessment Related Requirements
     
    100% attendance is required for all ensembles.
    Assessment Detail
    Participation in all ensemble rehearsals, tutorials, and concerts forms the core requirements of this course.
    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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