MUSEP 3102 - Music Education Performance Studies 3

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

All students will participate in a Music Education Choir/Ensemble, in which students will develop their singing, instrumental, ensemble and direction skills in a two hour weekly rehearsal. In Seminars students will explore the essential pedagogical principles underpinning professional standard choir/ensemble direction and rehearsal. They will explore core pedagogical repertoire that supports the sequential building of skills in student choirs/ ensembles, and will establish their own resource files of musical materials suitable for a variety of ages and ability levels. Students will be given opportunities to direct the choir/ensemble as well as to arrange music in a variety of styles. They will broaden their knowledge of varied genres of music as typically used in the profession, such as classical, jazz, pop, calypso, gospel and folk. Teaching methods that can maximise motivation, progress, concentration and focus within choral and instrumental ensembles will be discussed and explored in class.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSEP 3102
    Course Music Education Performance Studies 3
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 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 All students will participate in a Music Education Choir/Ensemble, in which students will develop their singing, instrumental, ensemble and direction skills in a two hour weekly rehearsal. In Seminars students will explore the essential pedagogical principles underpinning professional standard choir/ensemble direction and rehearsal. They will explore core pedagogical repertoire that supports the sequential building of skills in student choirs/ ensembles, and will establish their own resource files of musical materials suitable for a variety of ages and ability levels. Students will be given opportunities to direct the choir/ensemble as well as to arrange music in a variety of styles. They will broaden their knowledge of varied genres of music as typically used in the profession, such as classical, jazz, pop, calypso, gospel and folk. Teaching methods that can maximise motivation, progress, concentration and focus within choral and instrumental ensembles will be discussed and explored in class.
    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 professional standards of choir/ensemble conducting and direction.
    5. Establish a broad level of knowledge of resource material and repertoire used in pedagogical choir/ensemble/band rehearsals and performances.
    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, 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, 4, 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
    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, 4
    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, 2, 3, 5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Repertoire as appropriate.
    Metronome
    Tuner
    Good quality recording device
    Recommended Resources
    Software for music composition, eg. Sibelius.

    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.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Students will form a Music Education Choir/Ensemble, which will meet and rehearse weekly. Through these rehearsals students will develop their individual musicianship and ensemble skills, alongside their ability to effectively direct and rehearse choirs and ensembles. Key issues relating to practice, repertoire choice, rehearsal etiquette and ensemble direction will be explored in a weekly Seminar.
    Workload

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

    2 hour rehearsals (12 weeks per Semester)
    1 hour seminar (10 weeks per Semester)
    7 hours practice per week
    38 hours reading and assignment preparation

    Total: 156 hours per Semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Weeks 1-12: 2 hour Rehearsal
    10 weeks per Semester: 1 hour Seminar
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Regular SGDE in all Seminar sessions, with close interaction with mentors.
  • 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 of ensemble/ choir participation: 50% Course Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5

    Portfolio of resource material for choir/ ensemble direction: 25% Course Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5

    Directing class choir/ ensemble: 25% Course Learning Outcome 4
    Assessment Related Requirements
    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, 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, 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. Assessment of ensemble/choir participation: Students will be assessed on at least 2 occasions over the course of the semester. Grades will relate to their individual contribution to the overall level of ensemble performance and their demonstration of professional standards of ensemble etiquette: 50% weighting.

    2. Prepare a resource folio of materials relating to choral and ensemble direction: 25%

    3. Directing the class choir/ensemble: students will arrange music to fit the particular instrumentation of the group, then will direct the class in this arrangement: 25% weighting
    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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