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KEYB3226: Piano 6 (Extended)

Semester 1, 2021 [Normal day] - Remote

This semester will involve an early discussion with the teacher regarding the programme and the suitability of repertoire for the student's individual presentation. Students will be supported through opportunities to present aspects of their recital work during performance workshop. On completion of this unit students should be able to perform a public recital demonstrating sound analytical, harmonic, stylistic, technical, interpretive and musical awareness in their specific recital repertoire.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit
Credit points 12
Prerequisites
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KEYB3225
Corequisites
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None
Prohibitions
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Bernadette Harvey, bernadette.harvey@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Skills-based evaluation Junior recital
Performance at Junior Recital
100% Formal exam period 35-40 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3

Assessment summary

Junior recital: i) any complete work by Bach or Handel; ii) a complete Sonata by Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert; iii) 2 works, one from the 19th and one from the 20th or 21st century showing contemporary trends. 

 

Assessment criteria

The following assessment criteria are used for performance work in this unit of study:

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

Comprehensive and outstanding technical control and musical integrity in relation to developmental expectations. Musical individuality consistently projected to create a persuasive personal representation of the work. Performance flair indicative of soloist standard. A mark of 95 or above indicates extraordinary technical virtuosity and musical artistry.

Distinction

75 - 84

Excellent technical, musical and stylistic achievement. Consistently coherent and expressive performance. Some personal interpretation of the work suggesting soloist potential. 

Credit

65 - 74

Confident technique with evidence of solid musicality and some stylistic achievement. Occasional lapses indicative of unresolved technical, artistic and/or stylistic issues. Projects potential for further development.

Pass

50 - 64

Satisfactory level of preparation and musical engagement. Some inconsistencies in musicianship, style and/or technique. Musical imagination and overall performance sense developing though some insecurity in this area.

Fail

0 - 49

Unsatisfactory technical achievement and/or unsatisfactory level of musical and artistic engagement. Limitations may be of such a scale and consistency as to call into question the student’s future direction in the programme.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

The University's assessment system is designed to ensure that conditions are fair to all students, are as consistent as possible and that individual students are not disadvantaged by adverse personal circumstances beyond their control or by the activities of other students. Generally, serious illness, injury or misadventure will be taken into account when considering a student’s performance in a course or unit of study. More information on Special Consideration, including the online form, is available through MyUni or at: http://sydney.edu.au/current_students/special_consideration/index.shtml Simple extensions are an informal arrangement between a student and a unit of study co-ordinator to permit late submission of work. The Unit of Study coordinator may approve a request, though it must be in writing, and for a maximum of 2 days. Please see the following: http://sydney.edu.au/ab/whats_new/simple_extensions.shtml

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Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Weekly 1 x 1 hour individual piano lesson per week. One-to-one tuition (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
2 hour weekly performance workshop including two performances Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance:  Full (100%) and punctual attendance is a requirement in all activities where students have a role as active participants in the class or activity. Active participation includes situations where the student’s contribution is to perform or contribute as an audience member. Active participation also includes all one to one lessons. Except in cases of illness or misadventure, failure to attend activities or classes where a student is an active participant will result in failure to meet the requirements of the unit of study. 
  • Due to COVID-19, this information is subject to change and in class attendance may be substituted for online activities. Please always refer to your timetable and information on Canvas.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 12 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 240-300 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. have grasped pianism, repertoire and performance through work on the study program
  • LO2. play with stylistic awareness and pianistic competence in the major historical styles represented in the piano repertoire
  • LO3. present works of your own choice (assessed) as agreed with the unit of study coordinator from this program in performance workshop.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

There have been no changes in this unit of study since it was last offered.

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