units

ATS3830

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 advanced skills in music performance, composition or creative music technology, ethnomusicology and musicology developed in ATS2809 Chief Music Study 4. 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 ATS2809 Chief Music Study 4. This prepares students for the repertoire-based focus of the final unit in the sequence, ATS3831 Chief Music Study 6. Composition students further develop technical skills by conceiving of and articulating the conceptual basis for a distinctive original work. Students also study the development of diverse sonic materials analogously from a work's conceptual basis. This prepares students for the extended focus of the final unit in the sequence, ATS3831 Chief Music Study 6. Students specialising in creative music technology further develop technical skills by conceptualising and articulating a distinctive work (i.e., a performance or installation). Students develop new strategies and refine personal 'sound' production values in relation to this task, and this prepares them for the extended focus of the final unit in the sequence, ATS3821 Chief Music Study 6. Ethnomusicology and musicology students further develop skills by undertaking supervised but independent research on a topic of their own choosing and writing an original piece of research for presentation at an academic conference. This prepares students for the extended focus of the final unit in the sequence, ATS3831 Chief Music Study 6.

Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced instrumental/vocal technique beyond the level attained after completing ATS2809 Chief Music Study 4.
  2. Demonstrate this achievement through extended control of rhythm, accuracy, articulation, tone quality and intonation (if applicable) through performance of appropriate technical work and repertoire.
  3. Demonstrate an extended knowledge of relevant repertoire, especially that which is technical in emphasis, through preparation of technical work, etudes and vocal/instrumental literature of greater difficulty and complexity than that studied in ATS2808 Chief Music Study 3 and ATS2809 Chief Music Study 4.
  4. Demonstrate further refinement of musicianship through sophistication of phrasing, dynamic control and general expression beyond the level attained in ATS2809 Chief Music Study 4.

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

  1. Conceive of and articulate the conceptual basis for a distinctive musical work.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to develop sonic materials analogously from a work's conceptual basis.

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

  1. Conceptualise and articulate the basis for a distinctive work.
  2. Develop strategies and technologies to facilitate detailed concepts.
  3. Identify ways in which to refine personal 'sound' production values that are inherent in recorded music.

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

  1. Under supervision, identify an area of music study requiring original independent research.
  2. Cultivate research skills in order to prepare a presentation for an academic conference.

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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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

ATS2809 (Students must achieve a Credit grade in the recital component of ATS2809 to be eligible to enrol in this unit)