MUSPERF 7023 - Minor Recital V

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

The aim of this course is to develop a program of works in the repertoire of the specialisation that contributes to the development of advanced specialist knowledge in music performance. It culminates in the presentation of a 25-minute public recital. The recital projects are supported by 1:1 tuition and workshops. Repertoire may include solo works, chamber music, orchestral material, concerti, and accompaniment. Recital programs are subject to approval and details must be submitted within the first 6 weeks of the course. The program of works is expected to demonstrate advanced performance with consistent confidence in technical presentation, demonstrate mastery beyond the knowledge of style, convince the audience of the vision of the work, and present a professional demeanour. The overall standard of the final recital is expected to be commensurate with entry level into the profession.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSPERF 7023
    Course Minor Recital 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 Available to PGCW Music students only
    Course Description The aim of this course is to develop a program of works in the repertoire of the specialisation that contributes to the development of advanced specialist knowledge in music performance. It culminates in the presentation of a 25-minute public recital. The recital projects are supported by 1:1 tuition and workshops. Repertoire may include solo works, chamber music, orchestral material, concerti, and accompaniment. Recital programs are subject to approval and details must be submitted within the first 6 weeks of the course. The program of works is expected to demonstrate advanced performance with consistent confidence in technical presentation, demonstrate mastery beyond the knowledge of style, convince the audience of the vision of the work, and present a professional demeanour. The overall standard of the final recital is expected to be commensurate with entry level into the profession.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM
    LG14 Elder Hall Building
    +61 3135343
    elizabeth.koch@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

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

    Individual lessons must be arranged with your teacher by week one of the semester.
  • 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. Show an understanding of the professional musical world, its musical standards and the context in which the specialisation concerned operates.

    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 Resources
    Required Resources
    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
    PGCW details are posted on MyUni
  • 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.

    Attendance at Honours Performance Clksses is compulsory. Dates for classes will be posted on MyUni at the beginning of the semester and you will be scheduled to perorm duing the semester. The Honours coordinator is Amanda Grigg.
    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

    18 hours per week for 12 weeks practice                                           234 hours per semester

     5 hours per week for 12 weeks rehearsals and forums                         65 hours per semester

                                                                                              Total = 312 hours
    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.

    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.
    Specific Course Requirements

    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 individual teacher or see the accompanist list available from the Music Office.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    All individual/small group supervisions (maximum 4) adhere to SGDE principles students actively engaged in content building and discovery.
  • 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                  25 minute recital

    TASK TYPE                               Summative

    WEIGHTING                              100%

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

    Assessment Related Requirements
    The 25 minute recital is a hurdle requirement.
    100% attendance is required for all supervisions, forums and ensembles.

    In this course, penalties apply for any absences which are not formally approved, as outlined in the Conservatorium’s Student Participation and Attendance Leave Guidelines (see following). Leave Application forms are available from the Music Office and can be downloaded from the Music website – see http://music.adelaide.edu.au/study/current/leave.pdf.

    Student Participation and Attendance Leave Guidelines

    EXPECTATION
    All students enrolled in courses taught by the Elder Conservatorium of Music are expected to actively and positively participate in 100% of required rehearsals, workshops, classes, lectures, tutorials and performances. In courses where Participation & Attendance penalties apply (as defined in the Course Outline), any student who misses more than 40% of required classes will be ineligible for assessment in that course, irrespective of the amount of leave that has been formally approved.

    LEAVE
    The Conservatorium recognises that extenuating circumstances may occasionally affect a student’s ability to participate in a rehearsal, workshop, class, lecture, tutorial or performance. In such cases Leave may, upon application using this Leave form, be approved by the relevant staff member (this could be the Head of Studies, teacher, conductor, lecturer or course coordinator as appropriate).
    Assessment Detail
    The Minor Recital is the core component, providing a focus for studies in professional performance skills leading to outcomes in their own realisation of musical works.

    25 minutes of approved repertoire.

    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
    Program notes to be submitted to the examination panel at the examination
    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.

  • Student Feedback

    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.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

    Previous feedback not available
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