MUSEP 2103 - Music Education Performance Studies 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

Students will receive training in key skills relating to professional performance standards as an instrumentalist, alongside developing an understanding of how to develop these skills in others. They will further develop their individual skill level as practising musicians, alongside their understanding of the key pedagogical principles involved in teaching instrumental music. All students will also gain ensemble experience in one of the Conservatorium's ensembles. Through involvement in rehearsals in which students gain experience with professional ensemble directors, students will develop effective practising strategies, rehearsal discipline and creative approaches to problem solving. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of teamwork, an awareness of professional standards and expectations, and be given opportunities to build effective working relationships with colleagues. Central to the course is a focus on professional standards and expectations, with students building upon the learning established in Level I Music Education Performance Studies.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSEP 2103
    Course Music Education Performance Studies 2
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge Ability to read musical notation and participate in instrumental music making/singing
    Course Description Students will receive training in key skills relating to professional performance standards as an instrumentalist, alongside developing an understanding of how to develop these skills in others. They will further develop their individual skill level as practising musicians, alongside their understanding of the key pedagogical principles involved in teaching instrumental music. All students will also gain ensemble experience in one of the Conservatorium's ensembles. Through involvement in rehearsals in which students gain experience with professional ensemble directors, students will develop effective practising strategies, rehearsal discipline and creative approaches to problem solving. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of teamwork, an awareness of professional standards and expectations, and be given opportunities to build effective working relationships with colleagues. Central to the course is a focus on professional standards and expectations, with students building upon the learning established in Level I Music Education Performance Studies.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Emily Dollman

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    1. Exhibit technical and musical skills that, through accuracy, fluency and stylistic awareness, illustrate a strong and maturing conceptual and interpretative understanding of the student’s instrument and chosen repertoire.
    2. Exhibit effective practising strategies which arise from independent, imaginative and creative approaches to problem solving including the use of contemporary technologies.
    3. Manifest critical understanding of the performance standards required for professional endeavour and an ability to assess one’s own performances and those of fellow musicians.
    4. Exhibit skills in performance etiquette, communication and interaction with an audience.
    5. Exhibit curiosity, self-awareness and problem-solving skills that will enable continuous learning and growth.
    6. Exhibit understanding of how key repertoire can sequentially develop skills on their instrument.
    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, 3, 5
    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
    2, 3, 5
    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, 4
    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, 5
    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, 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
    1, 3, 5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Scores of repertoire as required.
    Metronome, tuner, pencil, eraser.
    Additional resources will be provided on MyUni, or will be available through the University of Adelaide Library system.
    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.
    Additional course materials will be posted on Canvas MyUni, including articles, digital readings and links to videos and websites.
    Online Discussion Boards are available for posting questions related to Course Content.
    Announcements will be made relating to Course Activities and Professional Development Opportunities via MyUni.
    Written Assignments will be submitted via Turnitin.
    Online Learning
    Additional course materials will be posted on Canvas MyUni, including articles, digital readings and links to videos and websites.

    Online Discussion Boards are available for posting questions related to Course Content.

    Announcements will be made relating to Course Activities and Professional Development Opportunities via MyUni.

    Written Assignments will be submitted via Turnitin.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The course will include an exploration of issues and concepts centrally relevant to performance based music education in Australia today. Students will develop a full understanding of these through a combination of regular participatory music making opportunities, readings, and seminars.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Seminar: 1 hour per week 
    Ensemble: 2 hours per week 

    Private practice: 10 hours per week.

    TOTAL: 156 hours per Semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Week 1: Seminar: Specialised performance studies
    Weeks 2-11: Seminar and ensemble rehearsal
    Week 12: Seminar
    Specific Course Requirements
    This subject involves active participation in music making. Please bring your instrument to all ensemble sessions.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    All seminar sessions involve small group discovery, in which students will discover and share specialised knowledge of various instruments, ensemble grouping (eg. string quartet, brass ensemble, school choir etc). All students will have regular personal interaction with the lecturer.
  • 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
    1. Demonstration of individual performance skills in class: 30%, Course Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5
    2. Teaching materials assignment: 20%, Course Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 6
    3. Assessment of ensemble participation: 50%, Course Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4
    Assessment Related Requirements
    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, tutorial 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, 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
    1. Demonstration of individual performance skill: performance in class of a key piece of repertoire for their chosen area of specialisation. 30%

    2. Teaching materials assignment: analysis of key pedagogical elements related to the work performed in class: 20%

    3. Assessment of ensemble performance: Students will be assessed on at least two occasions over the course of the semester. Grades will relate to their individual contribution to the level of ensemble performance and their demonstration of professional standards of ensemble etiquette: 50%
    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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    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.

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