Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
2 consecutive weekends: 30-31 July and 6-7 August 2011. 9:00am - 4:00pm on each day of classes.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4 days of intensive-mode classes, running 9:00am - 4:00pm on each day. |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 136 352
Fax: +61 3 8344 5258
|Subject Overview:||This subject covers the theory and practice of teaching and learning improvisation in cross-cultural perspective. Examples will be drawn from the world’s major improvised music traditions — Jazz, North Indian classical music, Persian and Arabic classical music and West African and Brazilian percussion ensembles. The subject is geared towards music educators, musicians with an interest in world music, and music students with an interest in theory and method in ethnomusicology.|
On completion of this subject, students should have gained:
|Assessment:||Research paper of 3500 words, relating to improvisation pedagogy, due six weeks after the final class (75%); 30 minute presentation on research paper topic, in the final class (25%).|
Musical Improvisation: Art, Education, Society, ed. Gabriel Solis and Bruno Nettl. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009
A reading pack, including articles on Jazz education, North Indian music education and Brazilian music, will be distributed prior to the first class.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students will have enhanced the following generic skills:
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