Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
* 12 hours attending lessons
* 12–30 hours attending Performance Workshop (Wed 5:00–6:30)/other performance classes and/or masterclasses
* 102–126 hours individual practice, rehearsals, final performance
Individual Performance teachers are assigned to each student.
Performance examination of approximately 15-25 minutes' duration (between 24 Oct and 3 Nov)
Teacher's grade for participation in individual lessons and performance classes
The performance examination will be of approximately 15-20 minutes' duration, including technical exercises and at least one short recital piece. Performance demeanour will also contribute to the mark.
30% may be based on "technical" material relevant to the instrument/voice such as scales and arpeggios, etudes and technical studies, orchestral excerpts, vocalise exercises, works that have a strongly technical component rather than an artistic/interpretative one.**
40% will be based on the artistic performance of solo (or small ensemble) repertoire, and will take into account performance demeanour and presentation, interpretative insight, as well as the successful integration of developing "technical" mastery.
* NB: please note, music performance courses are not eligible for aegrotat consideration
**NB: in the case of some instruments (eg, brass) it may be deemed appropriate to examine this part of the assessment separately.
The teacher's grade will consider such things as: an assessment of punctuality and reliability in attending lessons, consistency of practice and learning through the year, technical mastery gained through the year, breadth of engagement with the repertoire, participation in Performance Workshop (Wed 5:00–6:30), and any Performance Class specific to their instrument (if in addition).
Use of Technology
This course assumes that you have sufficient information and technology skills to confidently use a computer to access material for your course. Your written work will be handwritten and submitted in class time.
You will be required to access our learning management system – LEARN – and to become familiar with its tools. LEARN provides easily-accessible information about the course and assessments, topics and deadlines, and supports the learning you will gain from attending all lectures and tutorials. For help using LEARN, refer to: http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=2157
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.