Vocal Studies for the Primary School

Course code MUSI2016Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course aims at providing students with the skills to organise and implement vocal/choral programs suited to the primary school context, with an emphasis on establishing primary choirs. Vocal training techniques, selection and adaptation of appropriate repertoire and conducting skills will be the focus of the course.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course student's will demonstrate:

1. skills in the selection and adaptation of suitable repertoire.
2. effective conducting techniques.
3. appropriate vocal techniques.
4. part singing in choral groups.
5. organisational skills for primary school choral groups.
ContentThe course will involve workshops where students will be given musical concepts and practical hands on experience in vocal techniques as well as leading and conducting choral groups.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAART1010 Foundation in Creative Arts (Music strand)
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 1 (15%) Select a song from ABC Sing 200_ and devise teaching strategies appropriate to the primary school context.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 2 (40%) A resource folder of material suitable for the primary context, with suitable warm ups, 3 unison songs, 3 rounds, 3 2-part songs.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 3 (30%) A demonstration of the ability to teach and conduct a unison song or 2-part song from the resource folder. Students will work in small groups and conduct the group for the assessment.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 4 (15%) Sing a unison song from the class repertoire or ABC Sing 2009.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents enrolled in the programs Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Music, are not permitted to enrol in this course if already enrolled as a vocal major student
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI2016