PERF11026 - Performance and Production Studies 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Through foundation studies in ensemble music performance, students should be able to synthesize their specialised performance skills within the context of publicly presented music ensemble performances. These music ensemble activities give students the opportunity to work in various performance, technical and creative roles as appropriate so that they have the opportunity to develop foundational skills in problem-solving, creative, self-regulated and critical thinking, within a team-based environment.

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 CG51 Bachelor of Music (Specialisation)

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
  • 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
Students expressed satisfaction with the delivery of ensemble rehearsals and the opportunities for student performance in 'real world' settings. Course evaluations Continue to offer students opportunities to perform in a variety of public contexts relevant to jazz and popular music.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Perform, at a foundational level, a range of music ensemble repertoire pertinent to your instrument and specialisation within various rehearsal and public performance settings;
  2. Apply, at a foundational level, a range of technical, creative and performance skills specific to music ensembles within various rehearsal and public performance settings;
  3. Develop, to a foundational level, musical skills of stylistic authenticity within a range of music ensembles;

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:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • 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 CoordinatorJason Smyth-Tomkins (j.smyth-tomkins@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

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.


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

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.

28 April - 5th Floor Jam at CQUni City Campus

Week 8 01-05-2017

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.

12 May Friday Jazz @ the Con with Kerry Armstrong (voice).

Week 10 15-05-2017

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Repertoire and music production study relevant to upcoming performances.

Production Week
Masterclasses and performances at CQCM with Dan Barnett (voice/trombone).

26 May - Big Night In Concert

Week 12 29-05-2017

Study Week

Self and Peer Assessment task distributed

Jazz Ensemble Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Commercial Ensemble Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Jazz Ensemble
Task Description

This assessment item involves students rehearsing for and presenting a variety of practical performance based events through participation in a music ensemble. The ensemble may be themed or geared to a particular style, as appropriate to the performance event.

Students are expected to approach their field of study in a professional and conscientious manner. This involves seeking to attain the highest possible standards of achievement. Each ensemble has a number of scheduled rehearsals per week, supervised and self-directed.

It is a requirement of this course that students maintain high levels of attendance at rehearsals and performances. Failing to do so will negatively affect student results in this assessment item. Students should aim to be characterised by punctuality to classes, lessons, rehearsals and performances. It is expected that students take an active role in their musical education, demonstrating initiative in developing an effective practise schedule and a positive work ethic towards the established curriculum.

Continuous assessment is applied to students based on their participation throughout the term.

Note: If students are absent from rehearsals and / or performances due to illness a doctors certificate MUST be provided to the course coordinator. You will find further support material for this assessment task on the Moodle site for this course.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students End of examination period.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Musical Skills

  • Intonation and tone 10%
  • Balance and dynamic shaping 5%
  • Articulation, rhythmic accuracy and groove 10%
  • Stylistic phrasing 10%
  • Improvisational skills 10%
  • Awareness of role within the ensemble and musical interaction 10%

Professionalism

  • Stage presence and appropriate attire 5%
  • Degree of initiative in completing tasks in a variety of technical, creative and performance areas 5%

General

  • Application of concepts presented during rehearsals to performance 5%
  • Focus, concentration and attention during rehearsals 7.5%
  • Focus, concentration and attention during performance 7.5%
  • Preparedness and punctuality 10%
  • Ability to take direction 5%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

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

1. Perform, at a foundational level, a range of music ensemble repertoire pertinent to your instrument and specialisation within various rehearsal and public performance settings;

2. Apply, at a foundational level, a range of technical, creative and performance skills specific to music ensembles within various rehearsal and public performance settings;

3. Develop, to a foundational level, musical skills of stylistic authenticity within a range of music ensembles;

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Commercial Ensemble
Task Description

This assessment item involves students rehearsing for and presenting a variety of practical performance based events through participation in a music ensemble. The ensemble may be themed or geared to a particular style, as appropriate to the performance event.

Students are expected to approach their field of study in a professional and conscientious manner. This involves seeking to attain the highest possible standards of achievement. Each ensemble has a number of scheduled rehearsals per week, supervised and self-directed.

It is a requirement of this course that students maintain high levels of attendance at rehearsals and performances. Failing to do so will negatively affect student results in this assessment item. Students should aim to be characterised by punctuality to classes, lessons, rehearsals and performances. It is expected that students take an active role in their musical education, demonstrating initiative in developing an effective practise schedule and a positive work ethic towards the established curriculum.

Continuous assessment is applied to students based on their participation throughout the term.

Note: If students are absent from rehearsals and / or performances due to illness a doctors certificate MUST be provided to the course coordinator. You will find further support material for this assessment task on the Moodle site for this course.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students End of examination period.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Musical Skills

  • Intonation and tone 10%
  • Balance and dynamic shaping 10%
  • Articulation, rhythmic accuracy and groove 10%
  • Stylistic phrasing 10%
  • Awareness of role within the ensemble and musical interaction 10%

Professionalism

  • Stage presence and appropriate attire 5%
  • Degree of initiative in completing tasks in a variety of technical, creative and performance areas 5%

General

  • Application of concepts presented during rehearsals to performance 5%
  • Focus, concentration and attention during rehearsals 10%
  • Focus, concentration and attention during performance 10%
  • Preparedness and punctuality 10%
  • Ability to take direction 5%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

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

1. Perform, at a foundational level, a range of music ensemble repertoire pertinent to your instrument and specialisation within various rehearsal and public performance settings;

2. Apply, at a foundational level, a range of technical, creative and performance skills specific to music ensembles within various rehearsal and public performance settings;

3. Develop, to a foundational level, musical skills of stylistic authenticity within a range of music ensembles;

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work



3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Self and Peer Assessment
Task Description

Students will be involved in Self and Peer Assessment (SPA) as a part of their participation in a number of music ensembles and events, as a part of assessment items 1 and / or 2. They will be allocated to groups by the lecturing staff and will engage in rehearsals, workshops, concerts and other performance related events.

Students will be actively involved in establishing processes to produce group goals, responsibilities, programming rehearsal schedules and preparing for performances. During unsupervised rehearsals, groups are expected to demonstrate self-management with limited direction from academic staff. At all stages, students are expected to be motivated to produce the highest possible music product and conduct themselves in a professional and conscientious manner.

Students should aim to be characterised by punctuality to classes, lessons, rehearsals and performances. In order to pass this course, students must complete a minimum of 90% of the self and peer assessment (SPA) reports and attend all related events and activities, including supervised and unsupervised rehearsals, workshops, concerts and other performance related events. As the self and peer assessment (SPA) system relies on email notifications, students are required to regularly access their university email account.

Assessment Due Date Students will receive notification of SPA's through their student email account at various times during the term.
Return Date to Students End of examination period.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria
Students are required to rate themselves and others in the group according to the following criteria:
  • Was dependable in attending group meetings / rehearsals
  • Willingly accepted assigned tasks
  • Contributed positively to group discussions
  • Completed work on time or made alternative arrangements
  • Helped others with their work when needed
  • Did work accurately and completely
  • Contributed their fair share of the work
  • Worked well with other group members
  • Overall was a valuable member of the team
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submission of SPA is delivered through the links sent in the notification email.

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

2. Apply, at a foundational level, a range of technical, creative and performance skills specific to music ensembles within various rehearsal and public performance settings;

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

8. Ethical practice




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