MUSPERF 7021 - Minor Recital IV

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020

Students undertake individual lessons supervised by their principal instrumental teacher. They also attend a weekly Performance Forum at which they are expected to perform regularly as required. Performance in regular ensemble activity is also required, as directed. Work in all these areas forms a preparatory path towards a Minor (25 minute) Recital at the end of the semester comprising a program of music demonstrating appropriate achievement in stylistic, artistic and technical areas of performance.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSPERF 7021
    Course Minor Recital IV
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites Successful completion of Bachelor of Music or another relevant undergraduate degree
    Incompatible PERF 6015A/B
    Restrictions Available to GDipMus(Perf) students only
    Course Description Students undertake individual lessons supervised by their principal instrumental teacher. They also attend a weekly Performance Forum at which they are expected to perform regularly as required. Performance in regular ensemble activity is also required, as directed. Work in all these areas forms a preparatory path towards a Minor (25 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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM
    LG14 Elder Hall Building
    +61 83135343
    elizabeth.koch@adelaide.edu.au

    C
    oordinator of Honours/PGCW Performance Class
    Amanda Grigg
    +61 83133666
    amanda.grigg@adelaide.edu.au

    Please make a meeting time with the coordinator each semester to discuss progress and ideas for future goals.

    Course Timetable

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

    Attendance at Honours/PGCW Performance class is compuslory.
    The classes are held on Tuesdays 11 to 1 in Elder Hall. Dates will be available at the beginning of the semester from Honours coordinator Amanda Grigg. Students will be scheduled to perform during the semester and expected to attend all classes.

    An accompanist will be available.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On 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
    4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Scores for all repertoire and a suitable recording device to self assess performances and weekly performance preogress.

    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
    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.

    Suggested reading:
    Reference Books
    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 Learning
    Resources and announcements may be posted on MyUni
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    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 and 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 Honours/PGCW performance classes, as well as about their own performances. Students are alaso expected to maintaina written journal.

    Students will be advised by their teacher repertoire to be studied, and of the topics to be included as relevant for the various specialisations.

    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.

    Independent Practice
    Students prepare and practise all repertoire, technical exercises and other material assigned by their instrumental teacher for at least three hours per day.
    Workload

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


    WORKLOAD
    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 performance classes 65 hours per semester

    Total = 312 hours per semester


    Learning Activities Summary
    A developmental curve in performance skills is expected through the agency of individual practice under direction received from the student’s individual teacher in one-to-one teaching mode. Ensemble performance and rehearsal under supervision is designed to achieve a similar result in this aspect of performance. Performance classes are designed to encourage effective public performance and provide regular feedback from peers and staff following students’ performances. Students’ critical faculties are also developed as they audit other performances in Forums.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Depending on practical specialisations, some students will need to enagage the services of a professional accompanist for lessons, performances and examinations. Consult with your individual teacher.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The schedule of 1:1 lessons enables technical ansd musical issues to be explored, and short-term and long-term goals to be designed in order to target individual needs.
  • 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 25 minute Minor Recital
    Task type Summative
    Weighting 100%
    Course Learning Outcomes 1 – 7

    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. Performances will now be uploaded and submitted online.
    2. 600 - 700 words on your recital program to be submitted to Elizabeth Koch by June 15, 2020

    Assessment Related Requirements
    Recital Program Notes - program notes are an non-graded requirement.
    For a 25 minute recital program notes are expected to be 2 pages comprising approximately 600 -700 words.
    Program notes are to be submitted to the PGCW Coordinator by the end of the week before the exam period. Copies must be given to the exam panel along with scores of all repertoire.


    Assessment Detail
    25 minute recital worth 100%
    Program notes to be submitted to the examination panel
    Submission
    Program notes to be submitted to the examination panel 
    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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