MUSGEN 3015EX - International Study Tour: Music

External - Summer - 2020

This course enables University of Adelaide students to undertake a short study tour led by Adelaide teaching staff. Students will be expected to complete a number of intensive preliminary classes at Adelaide before travelling overseas. While on location, students will observe a series of workshops, seminars, masterclasses and performances. This course is designed to enhance the students? musical understanding and appreciation of the contemporary musical world and gain a deeper insight into the cultures of selected foreign countries. Topics may include detailed study of a traditional musical culture, enhanced through attending performances; study of different pedagogical approaches to music study, enhanced through attendance and observation of masterclasses and performance experiences through hearing concerts, including the study of the structural, economic and social foundations of the music profession in the destination country.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSGEN 3015EX
    Course International Study Tour: Music
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Summer
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s External
    Units 3
    Contact 4 hours pre departure; up to 30 hours per week for 2 weeks
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 12 units of Level I and Level II courses must be completed in one of the eight Music majors (specialisations)
    Assumed Knowledge At least 24 units of Level I courses must be completed in the BMus or BMus(Adv)
    Restrictions Available to BMus students only
    Course Description This course enables University of Adelaide students to undertake a short study tour led by Adelaide teaching staff. Students will be expected to complete a number of intensive preliminary classes at Adelaide before travelling overseas. While on location, students will observe a series of workshops, seminars, masterclasses and performances. This course is designed to enhance the students? musical understanding and appreciation of the contemporary musical world and gain a deeper insight into the cultures of selected foreign countries. Topics may include detailed study of a traditional musical culture, enhanced through attending performances; study of different pedagogical approaches to music study, enhanced through attendance and observation of masterclasses and performance experiences through hearing concerts, including the study of the structural, economic and social foundations of the music profession in the destination country.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM
    LG15 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.



    The study tour will take place from February 5 to 19, 2019 in London United Kingdom.
    Students are expected to attend all scheduled activities.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1.Demonstrate a close understanding of the music culture of another country
    2.Understanding the role of the profession of music in another cultural context
    3.A more mature appreciation of the professional standards of musical performance in another cultural context than that expected in International Study Tour Music Level 11
    4.Ability to take a leadership role in the solving of practical problems of organisation, travel and communication in another cultural context.
    5.Manifest a more mature critical understanding of the performance standards required for professional endeavour and an ability to assess one’s own performance.
    6. Exhibit curiosity, self-awareness, initiative and problem solving skills that will enable continuous learning and growth.
    7.Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of different approaches to music pedagogy
    8.Demonstrate a high level of written and oral communication skills
    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)
    1,2,3,4,
    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
    2,3,4,5,6
    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
    3,4,5,7,8
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2,3,4,5,6
    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
    1,2,3,4
    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
    1,2,3,4,5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Any required resources will be specified at pre-departure seminars.
    Access to full orchestral scores of predetermined repertoire is essential. IMSLP can be accessed and orchestral excerpts downloaded.
    All notes to be taken in a journal during any of the scheduled sessions
    Recordings and scores of London orchestral concert repertoire.

    Listening to a variety of recordings 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 ID number and password to access the Naxos catalogue.
    There is a MyUni site for this course. Resources and other information are posted there; assignments must also be submitted through MyUni.
    Recommended Resources


    Recordings and scores of London orchestral, vocal and operatic repertoire.

    Listening to a variety of recordings 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 ID number and password to access the Naxos catalogue.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Teaching and Learning Modeas will occur in London February 5 to February 19 at various locations and venues.

    Study tours involve scheduled activities that may include observation of masterclasses, workshops, classes and concert attendance. It will also include cultural activities and other learning modes.
    Students will attend orchestral concerts, an opera and a West End musical. Observation of masterclasses, workshops, classes and orchestral rehearsals will take place at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire at Greenwich.
    Workload

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

    WORKLOAD – SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING TOTAL HOURS
    London schedule of events 30 hours per week minimum 60
    Reading, private practice, preparation of pre-departure repertoire 52
    Pre departure meetings 4
    Preparation and writing of assessment requirements 40
    TOTAL =156
    Learning Activities Summary
    ASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
    Reflective Journal Formative and summative 50% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

    Attendance and participation 10% 4

    Concert Repertoire Awareness Test and Concert Reviews Formative and Summative 40% 2,3,5,7,8

    1.Students are expected to listen to all of the prescribed repertoire for the major orchestral, choral and operatic performances to be attended in London
    2. A thorough knowledge of the context of the specialist instrumental and vocal excerpts is essential
    3. Students are expected to research the background of the concert repertoire
    4. Students are expected to be early for all scheduled departures for the course events
    5. Students are expected to attend all scheduled events. There will be a penalty for lateness or absence
    6. Students are expected to maintain up to date notes in their daily journals and submit assessment material by the due date.
    Specific Course Requirements
    100% attendance at all activities is required
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    This course will offer students a short term but intensive engagement with experts in the classical music field. Students may be able to access observation of small groups within the tertiary music institutions to be visited in London.
    Many activities will take place within a small group context with mentoring by University staff.
  • 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 TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
    Reflective Journal Formative and summative 50% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
    Attendance and participation 10% 4
    Concert Repertoire Awareness Test and Concert Reviews Formative and Summative 40% 2,3,5,7,8
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Attendance at all pre-departure meetings is compulsory. Failure to attend any scheduled events in London without permission from the course co-ordinator may result in the student being precluded from passing the course.
    Assessment Detail


    Reflective Journal (50%)
    3500 words (or equivalent essay) reflecting on the international learning experience while away from Adelaide. This will include a detailed account of learning activities, reflections on cultural differences, analysis of the learning experiences, discussion of the educational impact of the study tour on the student and on the student cohort.

    Excerpt awareness assessment, preparation and concert reviews (40%)
    Assessment of individual student's performances in pre-departure instrumental and vocal excerpts awareness test. In addition, reviews of 4 of the main concerts are to be assessed. 450 words for each concert.

    Attendance and Participation (10%)
    All scheduled learning activities are compulsory. Marks will be deducted for absences.
    Submission
    Journals and reviews - submissions due February 25th, 2019
    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 is not available as this is the first time MUSGEN 3015EX has been offered.
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  • Policies & Guidelines
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