SPECIAL NOTE: required unit for all BMus (keyboard) students
Students must obtain a pass in the ensemble requirement to pass this unit
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
The first of six graduated units of study. In this unit the student focuses on performance fundamentals. Such fundamentals are demonstrated through a closed panel recital which should demonstrate the student`s command of fundamental performance skills of technical fluency, correct rhythm and tempo. The unit is designed to provide an individualised and appropriate program of an approved keyboard instrument, covering both technique and repertoire, and includes a wide range of styles and idioms. It includes technical work and selections from the repertoire of major works, concertante works, recital pieces and technical compositions. Regular consultation between lecturer and student, focusing on a detailed appraisal of technical and interpretative strengths and weaknesses, enables continuous clarification of specific learning objectives and content. Students are also required to attend a weekly performance class which is designed allow learning to occur in an open performance environment and to extend knowledge of the repertoire through constructive listening.
ASSESSMENT: attendance and performance, as scheduled in 1 x 15 min concert practice; technical exam (50%) plus 30-min end-of-sem exam recital: (non-public, panel assessed) (50%)
TEACHING PATTERN: 1 x 90 min performance class; 1 x 60 min specialist lesson (either group or 1-to-1 instruction); 1 x3 hr ensemble rehearsal weekly
NB: Students are allocated one Concert Practice performance date during the semester and are encouraged to participate.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.