units

ATS2809

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

This unit consolidates and extends the intermediate skills in music performance, composition, creative music technology, ethnomusicology or musicology developed in ATS2809 Chief Music Study 4.

Music performance students further develop technical and performance skills by presenting literature drawn from the repertoire of the student's principal instrument or voice. The choice of repertoire should consolidate and go beyond the level of skills attained in ATS2808 Chief Music Study 3. This prepares students for the advanced level of instrumental/vocal technical development required for the next unit in the sequence, ATS3830 Chief Music Study 5.

Composition students further develop technical skills by writing more complex multi-movement works and responding with a well-developed plan to a complex set concept. Students also extend their knowledge of acoustic instruments by writing for large instrumental groups. This prepares students for the advanced level study of compositional techniques in the next unit in the sequence, ATS3830 Chief Music Study 5.

Creative music technology students further develop intermediate technical skills by combining comprehensive production, composition, recording and performance techniques. By participating in a final concert, students demonstrate their acquired theoretical and creative skills, and this prepares them for the advanced level study of creative music technology in the next unit in the sequence, ATS3830 Chief Music Study 5.

Ethnomusicology and musicology students further develop independent research skills through guided reading and critical analysis of methodological and theoretical literature in these disciplines. This prepares students for the advanced level study of ethnomusicology and musicology in the next unit in the sequence, ATS3830 Chief Music Study 5.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit,

Music performance students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate further command of technical skills and concepts encountered in the presentation of appropriate instrumental/vocal repertoire beyond the level attained after completing ATS2808 Chief Music Study 3;
  2. Demonstrate a continuing development of instrumental/vocal technique beyond the level attained after completing ATS2808 Chief Music Study 3 and demonstrate this development through growing control of rhythm, articulation, timbre and intonation (if applicable) in relation to the performance of appropriate repertoire;
  3. Demonstrate a continuing development of knowledge of relevant repertoire, through preparation of specifically chosen works drawn from the literature of the students' instrument/voice of greater difficulty and complexity than that studied in ATS2808 Chief Music Study 3;
  4. Demonstrate continuing development of musicianship through sophistication of phrasing, dynamic control and general expression beyond that attained in ATS2808 Chief Music Study 3.

Students specialising in music composition are able to:

  1. Demonstrate a continuing development of approaches to music composition, including the composition of multi-movement works that go beyond the skills attained in ATS2808 Chief Music Study 3;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to write for large instrumental groups;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop a detailed compositional plan for a multi-movement work in response to a set concept.

Creative music technology students are able to:

  1. Comprehend detailed computer music production techniques following a conceptual theme;
  2. Demonstrate personal 'sound' production values by recording of live music productions;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to performance and improvise using music technology in collaboration with acoustic instruments following a conceptual theme.

Ethnomusicology and musicology students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the methodological forces that have shaped the disciplines of ethnomusicology and/or musicology;
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the key contemporary debates in 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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