Performing Baroque Music

Course code MUSI1142Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Performance study and research in at least two different styles 16th to 18th centuries, making two performance projects. At least one project will involve ensemble performance. Students in a wide range of instruments including voice may enrol. The course gives the opportunity for keyboard students to study harpsichord and/or fortepiano; baroque brass, etc. The course will involve detailed study, performance and analysis of works from the chosen periods or styles, including improvisation and continuo playing; and performance techniques specific to the aims of historically informed performance

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe course is designed to give students
* practical experience in historically informed performance, an area of increasing importance in professional music-making and teaching worldwide.
* an integration of practical and academic studies
* a broad repertoire and ensemble experience in 16th to 18th century music
* knowledge of improvised ornamentation in solo repertoire relevant to instrumental and vocal teaching and other creative processes in baroque music
* experience of different types of historical vocal and instrumental ensembles.
ContentThis course is presented as part of a proposal to consolidate student access to and experience in types of ensemble found specifically in 16th to 18th century music. It will be taught by existing full time staff, and will make use of the collection of baroque instruments that has been built up at the Conservatorium over the years, and the extensive library collection and research resources in this field. The unit introduces students to concepts of researching source material, editions, and their own interpretation of musical works.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAn awareness of historical periods of music.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsWorkshop
Assessment Items
JournalEnd of Semester
Short written submission or class presentation reflecting aspects of performance research in the styles or genres which the student is studying.
Other: (please specify)Performance Project 2:
Class presentation of a chosen work in a different style/genre from Project 1. This may include the student's own ornamented version of a Da Capo aria or a slow movement of an approved work, in either notated or improvised form, or a performance/demonstration on a historical instrument (e.g. Harpsichord. Baroque flute, natural trumpet, etc); or other approved creative work. 40% of total assessment, including 30% performance assessment; 10% documentation


This assessment profile will ensure that students exhibit both an awareness of ability to learn historical based perspective in the chosen style or genre, and an ability to conceptualize their understanding of the chosen style or genre in words.
Other: (please specify)Performance Project 1:
Class presentation of a solo or ensemble work in a chosen style of baroque music, based on the student’s research.
40% of total assessment including 30% performance assessment; 10% documentation (templates are supplied).

This assessment profile will ensure that students exhibit both an awareness of historical based perspective in the chosen style or genre, and an ability to conceptualize their understanding of the chosen style or genre in words.
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI1142