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ATS2808

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSir Zelman Cowen School of Music
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kenji Fujimura (Classical); Associate Professor Robert Burke (Jazz)

Notes

The unit has an ensemble component. For further information see the Student Ensembles page - http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/music/category/performance-studies/student-ensembles/

Synopsis

The unit consolidates intermediate skills in music performance, composition or creative music technology developed in ATS1350 Chief Music Study 2. Students also have the option to specialise in ethnomusicology and musicology, building on the key skills attained in the units ATS13465 Music and history and ATS1346 Music and culture. Music performance students further develop technical and performance skills by studying technically focused repertoire drawn from the literature of the student's principal instrument or voice. The choice of repertoire should consolidate and go beyond the level of skills attained in ATS1350 Chief Music Study 2. This prepares students for the repertoire-based focus of the next unit in the sequence, ATS2809 Chief Music Study 4. Composition students further develop technical skills by writing works for small ensembles, a process that extends students' knowledge of acoustic instruments, and composing works for music technology in combination with acoustic instruments. Students also explore and apply the development of musical materials in the context of multi-movement works and prepare a detailed compositional plan in response to a set concept. This prepares students to study other intermediate level compositional techniques in the next unit in the sequence, ATS2809 Chief Music Study 4. Creative music technology students further develop technical skills by completing intermediate tasks focusing on production and recording techniques. Students also comprehend how to manipulate live instrument and studio recordings that employ a more complicated signal flow. This prepares students for the study of further intermediate level creative music technology techniques in the next unit in the sequence, ATS2809 Chief Music Study 4. Ethnomusicology and musicology students develop independent research skills through guided reading and critical analysis of historical and conceptual literature in these disciplines. This prepares students for the focus of the next unit in the sequence, ATS2809 Chief Music Study 4.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit, music performance students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate a continuing development of instrumental/vocal technique beyond the foundational level attained after completing ATS1350 Chief Music Study 2.
  2. Demonstrate this development through growing control of rhythm, articulation, timbre and intonation (if applicable) through the performance of appropriate technical work.
  3. Demonstrate a continuing development of knowledge of relevant repertoire, through preparation of technical work, etudes and instrumental/vocal literature that is of greater difficulty and complexity than that studied in ATS1349 Chief Music Study 1 and ATS1350 Chief Music Study 2.
  4. Demonstrate continuing development of musicianship through sophistication of phrasing, dynamic control and general expression beyond that attained in ATS1350 Chief Music Study 2.

Upon successful completion of this unit, composition students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate intermediate approaches to music composition, including the combination of acoustic instruments and studio-based work beyond the foundational level attained after completing ATS1350 Chief Music Study 2.
  2. Demonstrate this development through the ability to write works for small ensembles.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop multiple levels of structure in multi-movement works.
  4. Respond with a detailed compositional plan to a set concept.

Upon successful completion of this unit, creative music technology students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of computer music programming, including automation of effects and instruments.
  2. Demonstrate improved workflows in a studio situation, including signal flow, microphone placement and knowledge of appropriate music software programs.
  3. Perform and improvise using music technology in collaboration with acoustic instruments.

Upon successful completion of this unit, ethnomusicology and musicology students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and intellectual forces that have shaped the disciplines of ethnomusicology and/or musicology.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the key conceptual issues in the study of ethnomusicology and/or musicology.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 10%
Exam: 90%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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