MUSPERF 7021 - Minor Recital IV
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MUSPERF 7021 Course Minor Recital IV Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 2 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 The aim of this course is to develop a program of works in the repertoire of the specialisation that contributes to the development of advanced specialist knowledge in music performance. It culminates in the presentation of a 25-minute public recital. The recital is supported by 1:1 tuition and supporting classes. Repertoire may include solo works, chamber music, orchestral material, concerti, and accompaniment. Recital programs are subject to approval.
Performance in regular ensemble activity is recommend as directed by the coordinator.
Work in all these areas forms a preparatory path towards a Minor (25? min) recital at the end of the semester comprising a program of music demonstrating appropriate achievement in stylistic, artistic and technical areas of performance. Development of a professional portfolio is required. Attendance and participation at performance classes or orchestral activities is required as directed by the coordinator.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth KochAssociate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM
LG14 Elder Hall Building
Coordinator of Honours/PGCW Performance Class
Please make a meeting time with the coordinator each semester to discuss progress and ideas for future goals.
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Lessons as arranged with teacher.
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 foer the performance class.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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 LearningResources and announcements may be posted on MyUni
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesIndividual 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 Performance Class, as well as about their own performances. Students are also expected to maintain a written journal.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
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 SummaryA 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 Honours classes.
Specific Course RequirementsDepending 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.
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 practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task 1
25 minute recital
Program notes of 600 - 700 words
Task type Summative
Course Learning Outocmes 1,2,3,4
Asessment Task 1 Performance 25 minute Minor Recital must be passed in order to pass MUSPERF 7021
Assessment Task 2
Development of a professional portfolio to include:
Attendance and participation at postgraduate performance classes, observation of technique and repertoire classes in the students’ specialisation or participation in orchestral activities and development of a curriculum vitae and biographical details
Formative and Summative
Course Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4
Check MyUni for additional information
Assessment Related Requirements
Recital Program Notes
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.
Professional Portfolio/journal development to include:
short and long biographies
Journal entries of all activities undertaken during the semester.
Further details from coordinator
25 minute recital
Learning objectives 1,2,3,4
Program notes 600 - 700 words to be submitted to the examination panel
Program notes and full scores to be submitted to the examination panel.
Formative and summative
Learning objectives 1,2,3,4
SubmissionProgram notes 600 - 700 words to be submitted to the PGCW coordinator by the end of the week before the exam period. Bring copies as well as scores of all examination repertoire for 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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