• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Paul McMahon
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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Within this course students will be provided with opportunities to develop skills in music performance. Each Performance course will require students to demonstrate an increasing proficiency in both solo and ensemble music performance. Styles covered can include classical, jazz, contemporary and folk/world music.  Learning and teaching activities will include lectures, small group teaching and ensemble work. Students will be able to access one-to-one tuition, master classes or conferences with School of Music Staff or through a Performance Development Allowance. All students wishing to enrol in these courses must have successfully completed an audition.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

First Semester 2018

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate a high level of accomplishment, command of instrumental/vocal technique and attention to performance accuracy with a highly distinctive emphasis on the artistic outcome in the music performed;
  2. demonstrate a professional degree of control, subtlety of musical expression and awareness of musical textures, structure, style, character and emotional intent of the music being performed;
  3. demonstrate a clear emphasis on the artistic outcome of a performance, with expression of a more original voice including the establishment of an individual style; and
  4. demonstrate the ability to propose a research question and explore the question leading to a performance outcome. The student will be able to explain this process and outcome orally or in writing.
Second Semester 2018

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. demonstrate a high level of accomplishment, command of instrumental/vocal technique and attention to performance accuracy with a highly distinctive emphasis on the artistic outcome in the music performed;
  2. demonstrate a professional degree of control, subtlety of musical expression and awareness of musical textures, structure, style, character and emotional intent of the music being performed;
  3. demonstrate a clear emphasis on the artistic outcome of a performance, with expression of a more original voice including the establishment of an individual style;
  4. demonstrate the ability to propose a research question and explore the question leading to a performance outcome. The student will be able to explain this process and outcome orally or in writing;
  5. provide immediate verbal feedback to a range of performers on their live concert performance; and
  6. demonstrate their continuous development as ensemble performers.

Indicative Assessment

First Semester 2018

Precise details of assessment requirements and criteria vary according to the nature of the instrument / voice, the needs of the student, and the current performance activities of the School.
The Performance Convenor will determine these individual details as appropriate, utilising performance opportunities within the School or in approved community and professional contexts.

A typical pattern of performance assessment activities consists of:

  • Recital assessment appropriate to genre (50%) learning outcomes [1,2,3]
  • Ensemble performance assessment (20%) learning outcomes [1,2,3]
  • Concert practice assessment (20%) learning outcomes [1,2,3]
  • Written / oral research component assessment (10%) learning outcomes [4]

Performance assessment will cover all learning outcomes.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Second Semester 2018

Precise details of assessment requirements and criteria vary according to the nature of the instrument / voice, the needs of the student, and the current performance activities of the School.
The Performance Convenor will determine these individual details as appropriate, utilising performance opportunities within the School or in approved community and professional contexts.

A typical pattern of performance assessment activities consists of:

·        Recital assessment appropriate to genre (50%) learning outcomes [1,2,3]

·        Ensemble performance assessment (20%) learning outcomes [1,2,3,6]

·        Concert practice assessment (20%) learning outcomes [1,2,3,5]

·        Written / oral research component assessment (10%) learning outcomes [4]

Performance assessment will cover all learning outcomes.

 

Concert Practice

Performing live in a concert can only be learned through actually participating in a concert, not only as a performer, but also as an audience member. As an audience member you learn about live performance from observing a range of live performances and providing live feedback to a range of performers on their live performance. Having an audience changes the dynamic and so it is essential that an audience is present for the live performance. The absence of an audience has a negative impact on the concert practice experience. As such, in order to pass this course students must, unless they have a relevant medical certificate, participate in at least 80%

of Concert Practice time by active listening within each performance and offering constructive feedback based on this active listening when called upon to do so.

 

Ensemble

Performing in an ensemble can only be learned through actually participating in an ensemble, and the absence of an ensemble member has a negative impact on the ability not only of themselves but also of each of the other ensemble members to continuously develop as ensemble performers. As such, in order to pass this course students must, unless they have a relevant medical certificate, participate in at least 80% of ensemble rehearsal time.
 

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 66 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of instrumental/vocal instruction (or equivalent approved PDA activity), 24 hours of performance ensemble, 18 hours of concert practice and 12 hours of performance seminars; and
b) 64 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Music and must have successfully completed MUSI3301.

Prescribed Texts

Supporting written and aural material pertaining to the stylistic specifics of each unit will be prescribed by the lecturer.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3408 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8295 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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