MUSPERF 7025 - Ensemble V
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
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 Available to PGCW Music students only 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 ensembles and/or chamber ensemble to develop a program of works in the repertoire of the specialisation that may culminate in the presentation of a public concert. Additional sectional and concert rehearsals may be required. Repertoire may include chamber music, orchestral material, choral activities and accompaniment. Participation in established Conservatorium ensembles may occur based on audition. 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: Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Discuss with PGCW coordinator and director of the ensemble
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
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
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.
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.
In Pursuit of Excellence Terry Orlick (HKP)
The Inner Game of Music Barry Green
Mistakes Worth Making Susan Halden-Brown (HKP)
The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard by Leonard Bernstein [OUP 1976]
This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin [Atlantic Books 2007]
Online LearningPGCW information will be posted on MyUni
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Attendance at ensemble rehearsals and associated activities (sectionals, tutorials, classes, 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.
Attendance is compulsory at all rehearsals
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
Schedule of rehearsals, performances, specific classes and other activities will be provided by the staff member responsible for each ensemble or class.
Specific Course RequirementsAttendance at all scheduled activities is 100%
Small Group Discovery ExperienceSGDE experiences are included in tutorials and sectionals in the ensemble work
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 TASK 1
Ensemble participation (includes ongoing assessment)
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S) 1, 2, 3, 4.
ASSESSMENT TASK 2
Ensemble participation (includes ongoing assessment)
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S) 1, 2, 3, 4.
the 2 activities are tio be discussed with the coordinator.
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Assessment Related Requirements
100% attendance is required for all ensembles and classes
Assessment DetailParticipation in all ensemble rehearsals, tutorials, and concerts forms the core requirements of this course.
SubmissionAssessments are held during the semester
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.
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.
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