MUSPERF 7022 - Major Recital IV
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code MUSPERF 7022 Course Major Recital IV Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 12 Contact Up to 2 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Completed Bachelor 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 Students undertake individual lessons supervised by their principal instrumental /specialist teacher. Performance students also attend regular Performance Classes at which they are expected to perform regularly as required. Performance in regular ensemble activity, as directed and participation in student concerts. Conducting students are expected to participate in activities as designated by their conducting coordinator.
Work in all these areas forms a preparatory path towards a Major (50 minute) Recital at the end of the semester comprising a program of music demonstrating appropriate achievement in stylistic, artistic and technical areas of performance.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all the elements comprising the musical specialisation concerned
2. Exhibit a high level of musical self-awareness and critical judgement
3. Show well-developed understanding of the professional musical world, its musical standards and the context in which the specialisation concerned operates
4. Display reliability and flexibility in responding to a wide variety of musical challenges
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
3,4 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
3 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
Required ResourcesScores for all repertoire and a suitable recording device to self assess performances and weekly performance progress.
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
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.
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.
In Pursuit of Excellence Terry Orlick (HKP)
The Inner Game of Music Barry Green
Mistakes Worth Making Susan Halden-Brown (HKP)
The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard by Leonard Bernstein [OUP 1976]
This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin [Atlantic Books 2007]
Online LearningCheck MyUni for PGCW information on courses
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. 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.
Individual tuition lies at the core of developing advanced performing skills. The instrumental teacher monitors each student’s progress, diagnoses technical problems and suggests strategies for independent practice. The Technique & Repertoire class is managed by the relevant Head of Study and focuses on relevant technical and musical issues pertaining to the family of instruments. The Performance Class provides performance opportunities for each student. As part of each student’s engagement with their peers, students are expected to make critical comments about performances of peers in the Honours Performance Class, as well as about their own performances. Students are also expected to maintain a written journal.
PGCW/Honours Performance Classes are compulsory. They are held Tuesdays 11 - 1 in Elder Hall and the coordinator is Amanda Grigg.
Dates will be on MyUni at the beginning of the semster and you will be scheduled to perform during the semester.
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
14 hours per week for 12 weeks practice = 182 hours per semester
4 hours per week for 12 weeks research/study = 52 hours per semester
5 hours per week for 12 weeks rehearsals and forums = 65 hours per semester
Total = 312 hours per semester
Learning Activities SummaryLearning 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.
12 hours per semester, students are expected to be punctual and prepared for each lesson. The expectation is for students to develop private structured learning.
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.
Students are expected to research the background of the composer and pieces being studied.
Students prepare and practise all repertoire, technical exercises and other material assigned by their instrumental teacher
Students are expected to perform at least once each semester in Performance class, Honours class and/or technique and repertoire classes
Specific Course RequirementsAll scores of music being studied.
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 indiviual teacher regarding accompanist lists.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceAll individual/small group supervisions (maximum 4) adhere to SGDE principles with students actively engaged in content building and discovery.
Tutorials for ensembles and performance classes
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task 1
50 minute recital (a hurdle requirement)
Research for program notes of 600 - 700 words
Course learning Objectives 1,2,3,4
Assessment Task 1 Major Recital 50 minutes must be passed in order to pass MUSPERF 7022
Assessment Task 2
Development of a professional portfolio/journal. For performance students, attendance and participation at postgraduate performance classes, observation of technique and repertoire classes in the students’ specialisation.
Activities for conducting students as designated by conducting coordinator.
Further details on the professional portfolio/journal from Coordinator
Formative and Summative
Check MyUni for additional information
Assessment Related Requirements
The 50 minute recital is a hurdle requirement.
100% attendance is required for all supervisions, one to one lessons, performance classes and ensembles.
Research for program notes of 600 - 700 words which need to be submitted before the recital.
The Major Recital is the core component, providing a focus for their studies in professional performance skills leading to outcomes in their own realisation of musical works.
50 minutes of approved repertoire. Program to be submitted to Coordinator in Week 6 of the semester and be approved by your teacher.
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%.
Professional portfolio/journal will include development of:
Short and long biographies
Journal entries for all activities including rehearsals, performance classes and other activities
SubmissionProgram notes to be submitted at the examination to the examination panel
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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