MUSC11409 - Principal Music Studios 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Students completing the Principal Music Studios series of units will undertake a series of developmental practical music studies relating to their primary study area. In Principal Music Studios 1, students will engage in practical music studies in one instrument, voice or composition, focusing on foundational level repertoire and technical work. Students are expected to demonstrate cumulative levels of skill and knowledge through this series of units.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in either CG51 Bachelor of Music, CU01 Bachelor of Music (Teach Out) or CC41 Diploma of Music to enrol in this unit.

The distance education mode of delivery for this unit is only available to students who enrol in the Diploma of Music course. Students in the distance education mode of delivery for CG51 Bachelor of Music (Music Studies) are not permitted to enrol in this unit.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance
  • Mackay

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 40%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. Practical Assessment 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Curriculum enhancements for vocal students. Staff/Students In the repertoire curriculum, students will now have a more diverse contemporary choice in the repertoire list.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. perform the foundational technical work covered in this unit
  2. execute the foundational level repertoire and skills studied in this unit
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the stylistic and interpretive requirements of the foundational repertoire studied in this unit.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment    
2 - Practical Assessment  
3 - Practical Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy    
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment          
2 - Practical Assessment        
3 - Practical Assessment      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorPeter Mckenzie (p.mckenzie@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Week 2 13-03-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Week 3 20-03-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Week 4 27-03-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Week 5 03-04-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Week 7 24-04-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Week 8 01-05-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Week 9 08-05-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Week 10 15-05-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Week 11 22-05-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Week 12 29-05-2017

Individual lessons on technical and practical materials.

Aural class (MKY only)

Rhythm class (MKY only)

Practical Assessment Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Practical Assessment Due Friday (09 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Practical Assessment Due Friday (09 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

For the distance students undertaking one-one lessons in regions other than (Albury, Wagga, Bathurst), please ensure you have adequate internet services where you are located. The online lessons will require a high quality internet connection and a laptop camera to enable the lessons to occur in an efficient manner. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Unit Coordinator, Peter McKenzie.

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

MKY Cohort

Instrumental and vocal students:

This assessment item involves students preparing and presenting an end of term technical test on their primary instrument. The purpose of this technical exam is to build the basic rudiments of music relating to:

  • Keys
  • Scales/modes
  • Chords
  • Transcriptions
  • Patterns and studies

The Course Coordinator and your specific tutor will determine your technical materials list through the Moodle website.

Distance Cohort (Albury/ Wagga Wagga/ Bathurst)

This assessment item involves students preparing and presenting an end of term technical test on their primary instrument. The purpose of this technical exam is to build the basic rudiments of music relating to:

  • Keys
  • Scales/modes
  • Arpeggios/chords
  • Studies

The Course Coordinator and your specific tutor will determine your technical materials list through the Moodle website.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
This will take place during the examination week.
Return Date to Students End of term
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

ASSESSMENT ITEM 1

Assessment criteria
Students will be assessed according to the following criteria:

40% - Accuracy / Fluency
40% - Intonation / Articulation / Tone
20% - Posture / technique



Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy

DISTANCE STUDENTS (ALBURY/WAGGA WAGGA, BARTHURST) will upload video files to the moodle website (maximum size 500mb per video)

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. perform the foundational technical work covered in this unit

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

MKY Cohort

Students are required to undertake a test focused on the performance aspects of music. Depending on the instrument, students will be given a list of repertoire (jazz standards) to perform. In this setting students must:

  • Perform the pieces/materials from memory without the use of printed music of any kind
  • Horns, vocals, guitar, bass and keys must improvise
  • Demonstrate the use of the harmonic/rhythmic language presented in lessons and apply this to the repertoire.
  • Drummers must perform a range of grooves and studies

Distance Cohort (Albury/Wagga Wagga/ Bathurst)

Students are required to undertake a test focused on the performance aspects of music. Depending on the instrument, students will be given a list of repertoire (Classical or Contemporary) to perform. In this setting students must:

  • The examination consists of a 20-30 minute recital. At least 10% of this examination is to be performed from memory.
  • The program should show a variety of styles and tempo
  • The program is to be chosen in consultation with your teacher to ensure an appropriate level of difficulty is attempted.
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
End of term examination period
Return Date to Students End of term
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

ASSESSMENT ITEM 2

Students will be assessed according to the following criteria:

MKY Cohort
30%- Technique — Intonation/Articulation/Tone
30%- Demonstrated knowledge of tunes and chord progressions
20% - Stylistic authenticity
20% - Improvisation / interpretation

DISTANCE Albury/Wagga Wagga/ Bathurst

30%- Technique — Intonation/Articulation/Tone
30%- Accuracy/Fluency
20% - Stylistic authenticity
20% - Interpretation

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy

DISTANCE STUDENTS (ALBURY/WAGGA WAGGA/BATHURST) will upload video files to the moodle website (maximum size 500mb per video)

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. execute the foundational level repertoire and skills studied in this unit

3. demonstrate an understanding of the stylistic and interpretive requirements of the foundational repertoire studied in this unit.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

MKY Cohort

Students are required to present a variety of aural and rhythm based materials in a practical test setting. Each week, students will engage in aural and rhythm classes. Students will present the following:

  • Scale and chord recognition
  • Interval recognition
  • Learning pieces in multiple keys
  • Chord progression recognition
  • Note values, subdivisions and time signatures
  • Sight reading
  • Groove and transcription reading

Distance Cohort (Albury/Wagga Wagga/ Bathurst)

Program notes

Students must submit program notes on their practical performance (Assessment item 2). They provide you with the opportunity to research the pieces that you are performing and present this information in a written format at your practical exam. They are much like the 'general knowledge' component of a practical exam.

Length of program notes

They should be a minimum of 200 words for each piece of music that you are playing in your performance exam. You do not need to do program notes on your study as is part of the Technical exam.

Classical pieces

  1. Who wrote the piece and when?
  2. Is this piece part of a larger work? Is it a movement, section or piece that belongs to a larger set of pieces?
  3. What is the key and form of the piece?
  4. What are the main musical features of the piece?
  5. What effects or emotions was the composer trying to achieve?
  6. What other major works did this composer write and for what instruments?

Contemporary popular pieces/songs

  1. Who wrote the words and the music and when?
  2. Who has recorded this work and when?
  3. Is this song part of a larger work such as a musical?
  4. What is the key and the form of the song?
  5. What is the musical style of this song?
  6. What other songs did this composer and lyricist write?

Upload the program notes as a Word Doc.

Referencing

Since this is a written piece of assessment, you should include a Reference List at the end and properly reference any direct quotes that you make. The referencing style is APA, 6th Edition.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
End of term examination period
Return Date to Students End of term (Distance students must submit program notes through Moodle)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

MKY Cohort


50% - Aural based materials test

50% - Rhythm based materials test

Distance Cohort (Albury/Wagga Wagga/Bathurst)

35% - Outline of general knowledge of each piece

35% - Identification of specific musical features of each piece

20% - Demonstration of an ability to write clearly and logically

10% - Accuracy of referencing

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy

(Distance students must submit program notes through Moodle)

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. demonstrate an understanding of the stylistic and interpretive requirements of the foundational repertoire studied in this unit.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence




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