BMACP601 – Intermediate Performance

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Module code
BMACP601
Module title
Intermediate Performance
Prescription
The module is designed to further develop, extend and enhance the student's level of proficiency on their principal instrument in various styles of contemporary music within its social and cultural contexts. It prepares the student to perform in a variety of settings at a high standard of professionalism. Through individual lessons students will meet the technical demands of their instrument and apply these in various styles. The student will develop a vocabulary and technique as used by music
Programmes
  • BM9601
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
30
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
120
Self directed hours
180
Total learning hours
300
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
2.1 Understand a process which advances the structured and reflective refinement of a contemporary music performance brief
-identify the situations and issues set in the course brief
-complete self-directed research and reflect upon working processes
-structured resolution of a process through the generation, regeneration, manipulation and refinement of ideas
-discuss with peers and tutors the individual working process adopted
-show evidence of independent and interdependent processes for working

2.2 Understand selected concepts and their application in many contemporary music performance environments
-critique current and historical issues in the performance environment
-integrate analysis of contemporary music genres and apply appropriate terminology
-control the process of performance in a live stage presentation (stagecraft) and a session environment

2.3 Refine musicianship skills appropriate to the realisation of contemporary musical works
-analyse and interpret musical works in different styles/genres
-explore advanced sight reading skills
-demonstrate relevant embellishment and articulation appropriate to the style being performed
-develop improvisation skills

2.4 Understand and practice concepts associated with contemporary music performance
-test individual professional performance practices in a variety of settings e.g. solo performance, group performance, sessions
-critique a variety of professional performances of many differing Contemporary Music genres
-identify roles and apply convention competencies to the technical (stagecraft) aspect of a performance


2.5 Comprehend the process of graded assessment
-employ a vocabulary for describing work
-demonstrate the integration of conceptual knowledge and practice
-consider and reflect upon composition processes and decisions
-participate in on-going formative assessment
-consider, discuss and document self and peer performances for graded assessment
Content
3.1The 'live' performance
Solo

3.2 The 'session'
Solo
Group (preparation of solos within the ensemble)

3.3 Performance concepts
Analysis of spiritual and cultural values
Historical and contemporary performance
Stagecraft
Presentation skills
Performance values
Performance by memory
Genre characteristics in performance
Identifying and dealing appropriately with different performance environments

3.4 Practice
A practice log book
Time management
Networking with other musicians and performers

3.5Rehearsing versus Practicing
Structured rehearsal and practice techniques maintaining cultural values and customs
Musical analysis; interpreting the music of a specific genre for performance

3.6 Improvisation
Developing improvisation skills and techniques

3.7Performance Psychology
Performance planning and preparation
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lecturer provides teaching of relevant knowledge of the chosen instrument.
Lecturer provides industry or professional focus in project brief
Students research briefs to extend and individualise performance projects
Students identify problems with their performance process and adopt strategies to address those problems
Lecturer prescribes issues, students identify specific questions in relation to those issues
Students participate in formal assessed performance situations
Students contribute to the delivery of course content
Students negotiate and define criteria and procedures for graded assessment
Graded assessment performed by self, peers and tutor
Assessment Criteria
Assignment 1 Performance Workshop
Students will be required to perform each term and performances are assessed by the department of music and the students' peers (for written comment only).

Assignment 2 Performance
The assignment will include all of the aspects of the performance assessment.
-The performance will consist of a minimum of twenty-five minutes of music or four pieces of music and are to be performed in contrasting styles/genres and tempi at an appropriate performance level.
-The instrumental tutor must approve of the programme.
-A minimum of two of these items are to be played from memory. Programme Notes on the selected works must be provided.

Assignment 3 Examination
The exam will include all of the aspects of the performance assessments, through to a higher degree of difficulty.
-The exam will consist of a minimum of twenty-five minutes of music or four pieces and are to be performed in contrasting styles/genres and tempi at an appropriate performance level.
-The instrumental tutor must approve of the programme.
-All items are to be played from memory. Programme Notes on the selected works must be provided.

Other tests will include:
Sight-reading: the student will be given an unknown piece to sight-read at the test.
Improvisation: the student will be given a chord chart/lead sheet for a piece at the test. The student will be required to improvise over this piece (a backing track may be used).
Accompanying - chords/inversions/voicings (where applicable): the student will be given a chord chart and/or lead sheet at the test. Students will be required to create a stylistically appropriate accompaniment for the piece.
Scales and arpeggios (where applicable): students will be required to play scales and arpeggios as requested by the examiner. Instrument specific techniques: students will be required to demonstrate specific techniques covered during the course as requested by the examiner.

Programme Notes
Programme notes must include the title of the piece, the composer, lyricist and any other information relating to the style or genre. (Minimum 300 words)

Assignment 1 Performance Workshop (compulsory) 10 percent

Assignment 2 Performance 30 percent

Assignment 3 Examination 60 percent


To pass this module, students must complete all assignments and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50 percent.

WINTEC provides a Te Reo policy which must be adhered to (The Media Arts Handbook)
Attendance requirements of the Department of Media Arts must be observed