MUSA242-22S2 (A) Semester Two 2022 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Performance Major 2B

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022

Description

Performance work involving weekly individual lessons, performance classes and ensemble training in an approved instrument or in voice.

The course aims to develop technical skills, musical knowledge and understanding in an instrument or voice, through regular lessons, practice and rehearsals that lead to three (or more) public performances through the semester, one of which is an end-of-semester assessment concert. The course also develops knowledge of repertoire for the specific instrument or voice, as well as a working knowledge of chamber and ensemble music that includes it. To support the public performance skills expected of the student, attendance is required at a weekly Combined Performance Workshop (Wednesday 5–6:30pm); also required is attendance at a Performance Class related specifically to their instrument/voice; and the students are also expected to be available for at least four of the Friday lunchtime (1:10-2pm) concerts held in the Arts Centre Recital Room to perform and/or support (by listening to) their community of fellow students, performance staff and selected guests.

This is the second course in a sequence that leads the student towards MUSA342, in which the student will be expected to demonstrate a superior professional level of performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who pass this course will have developed:
  • Further technical performance skills in an instrument or voice;
  • Advanced music understanding through performance in an instrument or voice;
  • Wide knowledge of repertoire for a specific instrument or voice;
  • Professional preparation and performing skills, including public speaking and engagement with one’s community.
  • Transferable skills: Public performing; setting and achieving goals; time management; performance under pressure; self-assessment and persistence; self-motivation; connection to community.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

MUSI 241

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:30 - 14:00 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
02 Wednesday 12:30 - 14:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
03 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:30 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
04 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:30 Arts Centre 203 Camerata
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
05 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:30 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Timetable Note

Workload
Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
• 12 hours attending lessons
• 18 – 36 hours attending Performance Workshop (Wednesday 5:00-6:30) / other performance classes and/or masterclasses
• 4 – 12 hours attending and/or performing at UC Friday lunchtime concerts
• 90 – 116 hours individual practice, rehearsals, final performance

Course Coordinator

Mark Menzies

Individual Performance Teachers are assigned to each student

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Participation 20% In the individual lessons and any technical exams that has been scheduled during the semester
Workshops 10% Attendance at the Combined Performance Workshop as well as a Performance Class appropriate to the participant’s instrument or voice
Public Performances 40% A minimum of two public performances throughout the semester, either on the Friday lunchtime concert series, at the combined performance workshops (Wednesdays at 5pm) or another venue
Concert Performance 30% End of Semester concert performance (scheduled between 21 October - 1 November 2019


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 semester, growth of the students’ technical mastery, and breadth of engagement with the repertoire. The teacher’s grade could also include assessments from one or more technical exams set during the semester; these would not be public performances.

Participation in the Combined Performance Workshop (Wednesday 5:00-6:30), and any Performance Class specific to their instrument (if in addition) are an important support system to the learning environment provided by the teacher.

The two (or more) performances through the semester ask the student to aspire to an artistic performance of solo – or small ensemble repertoire that features the student’s instrument or voice – with stage presence, interpretative insight, as well as the successful integration of a developing “technical” mastery.

The end-of-semester performance will be of approximately 20-30 minutes duration, and will include at least two short recital pieces; these can include repeat performances of repertoire presented during the semester, and can include small ensemble repertoire as appropriate – the assessment will, like the other performances, take into account performance demeanor and presentation, interpretative insight, as well as the successful integration of developing “technical” mastery.

Please note that music performance courses are not eligible for aegrotat consideration.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $892.00

International fee $4,313.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts .

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