MUSIC227-23D (HAM)

Performance Ensemble: Choir/Orchestra/Jazz Big Band Ensemble

15 Points

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What this paper is about

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This paper is about learning both the technical and collaborative skills for performing in a larger music ensemble. Each ensemble will present two public performances each year.
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How this paper will be taught

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The paper will be taught as a series of weekly rehearsals, culminating in a performance each trimester. The rehearsals may involve sectionals and full ensemble work. There are three ensembles available for MUSIC227 and 327, which are taught combined:

University Chamber Choir: Tuesdays 1.10pm - 3pm in Te Whare

University Big band: Wednesdays 6pm - 7.30pm in the Play House

University Chamber Orchestra: Thursdays 3.30pm - 5pm in the Concert Chamber (NB. Orchestra rehearsals will not take place weekly, but in the weeks leading up to the performance. Some weekend work required)

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Required Readings

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Music required will be provided by the Lecturer
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Perform the repertoire studied to a high standard
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  • be intimately familiar with the works studied and the context in which they were written
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  • comprehend the rehearsal process
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  • have improved their ensemble skills
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  • have improved their sightreading skills
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Attendance at rehearsals is crucial for a student to receive a good passing grade. Rehearsals culminate in public performances and it is important that all members of the ensemble are familiar with the works to be performed, and can contribute to the success of the performance. The final grade will be a culmination of attendance record and the advance on skill levels in the rehearsals and the concert.

During the preparation for each of the concerts, or immediately after the concert, a short, individual progress assessments will be given on the material being prepared. Failure in this test, and/or the failure to attend rehearsals will result in a fail grade for that assessment..

If you are, in exceptional circumstances, unable to make a rehearsal, you must communicate with the Director of the ensemble, in advance. Sending a message with a classmate in insufficient. Failure to attend a concert is an instant fail for that part of the course, except for the most exceptional circumstances.

You will be assessed on your own personal progress and development, not in comparison to other students.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Progress Assessments
30 May 2023
No set time
40
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
2. Public Performances
30
3. Rehearsal logbooks
30
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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