MUSTHEAT 2003 - Music Theatre Musicianship 2A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

This course aims to develop an understanding of the means and context of musical theatre throughout its history. Examining music's development from theoretical, historical, practical and conceptual viewpoints, the course explores the variety of paths and practices through which music theatre grew from the late 19th and early 20th century to the modern day. Extending from Contemporary Musicianship 1B, exploration of notational, harmonic, rhythmic and formal concepts is continued, with greater emphasis placed on analysis of music theatre repertoire and how this relates to performance. While equipping students with a knowledge of notated practice, the course also enables students to appreciate music theatre in its wider historical and cultural context and explores some of the continuities that extend beyond the chronological frame.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSTHEAT 2003
    Course Music Theatre Musicianship 2A
    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 N
    Prerequisites MUSPOP 1004
    Restrictions Available to BMusTheatre students only
    Course Description This course aims to develop an understanding of the means and context of musical theatre throughout its history. Examining music's development from theoretical, historical, practical and conceptual viewpoints, the course explores the variety of paths and practices through which music theatre grew from the late 19th and early 20th century to the modern day. Extending from Contemporary Musicianship 1B, exploration of notational, harmonic, rhythmic and formal concepts is continued, with greater emphasis placed on analysis of music theatre repertoire and how this relates to performance. While equipping students with a knowledge of notated practice, the course also enables students to appreciate music theatre in its wider historical and cultural context and explores some of the continuities that extend beyond the chronological frame.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr George Torbay

    Course Timetable

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

    Schedule
    Week 1:  1 Hour Lecture
    2 Hour Tutorial
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Week 2: 1 Hour Lecture, 2 Hour Tutorial 1 Hour Lecture
    2 Hour Tutorial
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Week 3: 1 Hour Lecture, 2 Hour Tutorial 1 Hour Lecture
    2 Hour Tutorial
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Week 4: 1 Hour Lecture, 2 Hour Tutorial 1 Hour Lecture
    2 Hour Tutorial
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Week 5: 1 Hour Lecture, 2 Hour Tutorial 1 Hour Lecture
    2 Hour Tutorial
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Week 6: No Class - Public Holiday No Class No Class
    Week 7: 1 Hour Lecture, 2 Hour Tutorial 1 Hour Lecture
    2 Hour Tutorial
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Week 8: 1 Hour Lecture, 2 Hour Tutorial 1 Hour Lecture
    2 Hour Tutorial
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Week 9: 1 Hour Lecture, 2 Hour Tutorial 1 Hour Lecture
    2 Hour Tutorial
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Week 10: 1 Hour Lecture, 2 Hour Tutorial 1 Hour Lecture
    2 Hour Tutorial
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Week 11: 1 Hour Lecture, 2 Hour Tutorial 1 Hour Lecture
    2 Hour Tutorial
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Week 12: Practical Examination Exam 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Discuss and analyse key historical, aesthetic and theoretical developments in music theatre from the late 19th century to the modern day;
    2. Demonstrate and apply advanced critical listening skills, score reading ability and repertoire knowledge;
    3. Explore and examine music within a wide historical and cultural context using appropriate terminology;
    4. Demonstrate high level research and writing skills, including the use of online resources;
    5. Apply a variety of analytical methodologies to a wide range of music.
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 3, 5

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    2, 4

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1, 2, 4

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    2, 3, 5

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    3, 5

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    2, 3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    1 Course Introduction; Introduction to Form and Style in Musical Theatre
    2 Intro to Scansion and Text Setting
    3 Introduction to Melodic Writing
    4 Counterpoint in Music Theatre 1: First and Second Species
    5 Counterpoint in Music Theatre 2: Third, Fourth and Fifth Species
    6 Modulation and Tonicization in Music Theatre
    7 Analysis in Action 1: Gershwin and Rodgers
    8 Analysis in Action 2: Bernstein and Sondheim
    9 Cultural and Social Contexts of Music Theatre Composition
    10 Extended Techniques in Music Theatre Composition
    11 Analysis in Action 3: Lloyd Webber and Finn
    12 Analysis in Action 4: JRB and Schwartz
    Workload

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

    WORKLOAD – STRUCTURED LEARNING TOTAL HOURS
    12 x 1-hour lecture per week 12 hours per semester
    10 x 2-hour tutorial per week 20 hours per semester


    TOTAL = 32 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • 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)
    2500-word History Essay Summative 30% 1, 3, 4, 5
    Mid-Semester Aural Test Summative 10% 1, 2, 3, 5
    2 x Theory Tests Summative 30% 2, 3, 5
    Course Exam (Aural and Theory) Summative 30% 1, 2, 3, 5

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation, modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
    1. All assessments will be now conducted through MyUni, including theory and aural tests, and exams.
    2. The essay brief and online submissions remain unchanged.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment Description % weighting
    2500 word essay Students will be required to write a 2500-word essay on musical analysis topics related to a nominated music theatre show 30%
    Mid-Semester Aural Test Students will partake in an hour-long aural test, incorporate a repertoire listening test and extended aural skills 10%
    Theory Tests x 2 2x 1-hour theory test, covering topics presented in preceding weeks 30%
    Course Exam (Aural and Theory) 2-hour exam to be held at the end of semester 30%
    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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