MUSPERF 7020 - Negotiated Project IV

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with professional skills and understanding complementary to their major study. The course consists of activities as negotiated between supervisor and student which will enhance their specialist knowledge of music performance. This may involve participation in an ensemble/chamber music group, an internship, a mock orchestral audition, conducting activities, accompanied by a written assignment related to this activity.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSPERF 7020
    Course Negotiated Project IV
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites Successful completion of Bachelor of Music or another relevant undergraduate degree
    Incompatible PERF 6016A/B
    Restrictions Available to GDipMus(Perf) students only
    Course Description The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with professional skills and understanding complementary to their major study. The course consists of activities as negotiated between supervisor and student which will enhance their specialist knowledge of music performance. This may involve participation in an ensemble/chamber music group, an internship, a mock orchestral audition, conducting activities, accompanied by a written assignment related to this activity.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch

    LG14 Elder Building
    +61 3135343
    elizabeth.koch@adelaide.edu.au

    P
    lease make a meeting time each semester to meet with the PGCW coordinator to discuss progress and future goals.

    Office hours are generally 9 - 5, however please email first to make an appointment
    Course Timetable

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

    Timetable to be discussed with coordinator once the project has been established
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Exhibit facility in working within the genres and styles associated with the musical specialisation concerned.

    2. Demonstrate familiarity with the overarching structure of music and its role as an expressive art

    3. Display flexibility of musical thought and judgement within the musical specialisation concerned

    4. Show independence, initiative and a desire for continued self-improvement as a musician

    5. Show an understanding of the professional musical world, its musical standards and the context in which the specialisation concerned operates
    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.

    1,2,

    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.

    1,2,3

    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.

    3

    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.

    4

    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.

    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.

    4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    As appropriate for the Negotiated Project activity. Discuss with coordinator.
    All music for ensembles will be provided.
    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 (Human Kinetics Publishing)
      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

    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.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Attendance at ensemble rehearsals and individual or small-group supervisions form the central teaching and learning mode, ior as required for the specified project. Students pursue their performance project using instrumental and/or conducting practice to advance and finesse their goals. Individual/small group discussion encourages testing and sharing of musical theory and practice. 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.

    Students may be expected to sight read parts in some instances, and to listen to recordings of works being studied.
    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/preparation 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, performamnce classes and/or other activities as specified by the coordimnator 65 hours per semester

    Total = 312 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Schedules of rehearsals, performances and other activities will be provided by the staff member responsible for each ensemble or class.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Attendance at all scheduled activities is 100%
  • 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)

    Ensemble participation, other performance related activity, research project, internship or negotiated assessment
    70%
    Learning objectives 1,2,3,4
    Formative and Summative

    Written assessment to include development of a portfolio or journal which will include reflections on the chosen negotiated project.
    30%
    1200 words
    Summative

    Written work is to be submitted by Friday June 11
    Assessment Related Requirements
    100% attendance is required for all supervisions, forums and ensembles.
    Assessment Detail
    Content and requirements of final assessment will be negotiated and confirmed in writing between the Course Coordinator, teaching staff members and student within two weeks of the commencement of the course. Two assessment tasks will be required.
    Submission
    Submission on the first day of the examination period for Semester 1 depending on the project undertaken.
    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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    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 Selt feedback is not available
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