MUSIC201-18Y (HAM)

Secondary Performance Studies 2

15 Points

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Division of Arts, Social Sciences and Law
School of Arts
Music

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: kimberley.johnson@waikato.ac.nz

Placement Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5 or 9 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
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Paper Description

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This course teaches fundamental technical and musical training to facilitate greater proficiency and understanding of your chosen musical instrument and repertoire.

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Paper Structure

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Lessons

Weekly 30min lesson times or one hour specialised group class will be arranged with your individual teacher in the first week of semester. Students are also required to attend the studio classes of the instrument they are learning, and the weekly performance hour every Friday.

Attendance and absence: You are expected to be warmed-up and ready for your lessons and classes at the allocated time. As this course involves a lecturer/student ratio of 1:1, you must give as much notice as possible to your tutor/lecturer of any unavoidable absence. The tutor/lecturer is under no obligation to allocate an alternative time.

Preparation: You are expected to arrive at your lessons and classes having fully prepared the material set by your tutor/lecturer. This requires self-discipline and thorough practice. You are welcome to utilise the practice facilities available in the Music Programme, but you should also expect to practise at home. Practice rooms may be booked by MUSIC201 students. Please be considerate to each other in your use of the rooms. Booking charts can be found on the door of each room.

Instrumental/Voice Class

As mentioned above MUSIC201 students must also attend the group classes that all BMus performance majors attend. Vocal, Piano, Violin, Cello and Wind class run at varying times over the week at the Academy of Performing Arts. Times will be arranged at the beginning of each semester. Please inquire with your instrumental/vocal lecturer if you are unsure of times and locations. If there are clashes with your timetable for your Major studies, please discuss this with your teacher, or Stephanie Acraman - Head of Performance.

Performance Hour

Friday, 1-2.30pm in the Concert Chamber, Academy of Performing Arts

You are required to attend these sessions, contribute to the discussions, and perform as directed by your performance teacher. Should your teacher ask you to perform in Performance Hour, you should book by using the google ‘Friday Performance Hour and Resthome’ booking calendar, or ask an administrator to do this. Note that MUSIC101 students are not included in the Concert Duties roster, this involves BMus performance students only.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Instrumental or Vacal Proficency
    By the end of the course, the student should have achieved a much improved level of instrumental proficiency and musical understanding, as well as a greater ability to express the music in a way that blends the style and intentions of the composer with the students own understanding and personal ideas.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Final Performance (7)
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Assessment

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Progress Assessments (60%)

These assessments will take into consideration the following:

- Ability to take onboard ideas given to you during one-on-one lessons, and groups classes

- Class preparation

- Management of self directed learning

- Proactive approach to learning music given to you

- Level of development across assessment periods

- Participation in group classes

- Abilty to work with those around you

- Technical achievement

FInal Performance Assessment (40%)

You must give a technical presentation (e.g. scales, arpeggios, studies, sight-reading etc.) and present a programme of works displaying the variety and extent of your techniques. Your test should last a total of up to 20 minutes, including technical presentation and programme, and may be divided between two assessments, Semester A and Semester B, or can be taken as one examination at a time that is set by your teacher.

You will be graded on technical achievement and also musical understanding. The following qualities will be examined in order to ascertain technical achievement; posture, breath control, tone quality, rhythmic understanding, intonation, understanding and execution of technique as appropriate to the works being performed (ie appropriate bowing technique, shifting).

Final performance assessment content: Programme and length must be presented exactly as instructed and can only be changed by agreement with your tutor/lecturer.

Final performance assessment dates: Students will be given individual final performance assessment times based on the following: Vocal students will have their final performance assessment divided between two assessments, one scheduled between June 13-15, and one scheduled between October 29 - 31. Instrumental students will have their final performance assessment scheduled between November 1-2, 2018.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. 1st progress test
29 Mar 2018
9:29 PM
10
  • Other: In Class
2. 2nd progress test
11 May 2018
9:29 PM
10
  • Other: In Class
3. 3rd progress test
1 Jun 2018
9:29 PM
10
  • Other: In Class
4. 4th progress test
3 Aug 2018
9:29 PM
10
  • Other: In Class
5. 5th progress test
7 Sep 2018
9:29 PM
10
  • Other: In Class
6. 6th progress test
5 Oct 2018
8:29 PM
10
  • Other: In Class
7. Final Performance
40
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There will be no required readings unless specifically requested by your instrumental/vocal teacher.
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Other Resources

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Concerts: Most Conservatorium of Music concerts are free to all music students. Details of the 2017 concert schedule can be found in the biannual Concert Programmes and also on the google calendar ‘Music Student Information Calendar’. For viewing rights to this calendar email either a university or gmail email address to a music administrator (Margaret Amies or Kim Johnson). It is recommended that students study this, diary the events and attend all concerts offered. The Wednesday Lunchtime Recital Series begins on Wednesday March 4 at 1–2pm in the Concert Chamber of the Academy of Performing Arts and runs throughout the semester.

Listening: Extensive and intelligent listening is one of the primary tools for developing an understanding and appreciation of the variety and extent of techniques available on your chosen instrument. Critical listening is required at the Performance Hour sessions and instrumental classes and is recommended at the Wednesday Lunchtime Recital Series as well as other public concerts offered locally and further afield. Students should make an effort to attend all NZSO, Opus Orchestra and NZ Chamber Music concerts. Students are recommended to incorporate listening of recordings into their study. CD and video collections are available in the University Library and Hamilton Public Libraries for this. Students are encouraged to subscribe to the google “Music Student Information Calendar’ as this is a centralised source of information regarding performances relevant to music students. Please email an administrator with your university or google email address and a request for viewing rights to this calendar.

Choir and Orchestra: Participation in the University Orchestra and Choir is also recommended in order to enhance progress.

Choir: Rachael Griffiths-Hughes rgh@waikato.ac.nz / Orchestra : James Tennant jamest@waikato.ac.nz
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Online Support

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Moodle will be used to communicate internal assessments and performance opportunities in performance hour.
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Workload

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Each student will have a 30 minute weekly lesson, and to progress at a level to successfully pass this course, it is expected that the student practises no less then 6 hours per week.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: MUSIC101 or MUSI101

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MUSI201

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