MUSIC227-18Y (HAM)

Performance Ensemble: Choir/Orchestra

15 Points

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

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: kimberley.johnson@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This course comprises two streams: University Chamber Orchestra and University Chamber Choir. The course will cover discipline-specific ensemble skills, vocal/orchestral techniques and discipline, and relevant vocal and orchestral repertoire.
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Paper Structure

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The paper is taught through ensemble rehearsals ( which may include sectionals) and public performances.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • perform the repertoire for that performance to a high standard
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  • be intimately familiar with the works performed and the context in which they were written
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  • comprehend the rehearsal process
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  • have improved their ensemble skills
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  • have improved their sightreading skills
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Assessment

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Attendance at rehearsals is crucial for students to receive a passing grade. As the weekly sessions culminate in public performances it is most important that all members of the ensemble are familiar with the works to be performed, and can contribute to the success of the performance.

Following each of the choir concerts, a short, individual vocal test will be given on the work just performed. This will test whether the student has known the music and therefore made a fair contribution. Failure in this test, and/or the failure to attend rehearsals will result in a fail grade.

If you are, in exceptional circumstances, unable to make a rehearsal, you must communicate with the Director of the ensemble, in advance. Sending a message with a classmate in insufficient. Failure to attend a concert is an instant fail for the course.

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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. Performance and Test
10 May 2018
3:00 PM
30
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
2. Attendance and participation
70
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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Music required will be provided by the Lecturer
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Online Support

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Workload

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The workload for this paper includes individual preparation between all rehearsals leading to a quick and professional learning of ones' individual instrumental and/or vocal parts
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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MUSI227

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