Percussion Principal Study

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Percussion Principal Study

PRCN1601 Percussion 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one hour lessons/semester and performance workshop/wk Assessment: Teacher Grade (100%)
Students will explore repertoire appropriate to their individual development. There will be an emphasis on the development of technical skills and musical expression. Students will gain experience in performance and presentation through the performance workshop where they will also learn from reflecting on their own and their peers' work. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate musical and technical skills that will prepare their instrumental studies at higher levels.
PRCN1602 Percussion 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one hour lessons/semester and performance workshops/wk Prerequisites: PRCN1601 Assessment: Jury recital 10-15 mins (50%). Teacher Grade (50%). Students must pass both assessed components.
Students will develop an approach to repertoire choice and development that will support their technical development. This semester focuses on the technical development with the aim of improving musical expression through their repertoire choice. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate sound musical and technical skills that will underpin their instrumental studies at higher levels.
PRCN2603 Percussion 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: B Mus: 13 one hour lessons/semester and performance workshop/week; B Mus Studies/B Mus Ed: 12 one hour lessons and performance workshop/week Prerequisites: PRCN1602 Assessment: Teacher Grade (100%)
Note: Dip Mus students must also enrol into PRCN2703 with this unit
In this unit students will negotiate with their teacher a programme of study that will support their musical development. Students work in close collaboration with each other and gain experience of peer learning and creative expression through performance workshops. They will have opportunities to perform in performance workshop and develop their performance analytic skill through critique of peers in the class. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate technical competence, fluency and some interpretative distinctiveness.
PRCN2604 Percussion 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: B Mus: 13 one hour lessons/semester and performance workshop/week; B Mus Studies/B Mus Ed: 12 one hour lessons and performance workshop/week Prerequisites: PRCN2603 Assessment: Jury exam assessed by Panel 15-25 minutes (BMus 25 mins: BMusStud & BMus MusEd 15 mins) or public recital at junior level assessed by panel 40 minutes (DipMus only). Teacher Grade (20%). Panel Grade (80%). Students must pass both assessed components.
Note: Dip Mus students must also enrol into PRCN2703 with this unit
Students at this level will be working closely with their teachers to prepare performance for jury assessment. They will gain experience in preparing for a sustained performance and further develop their critical capacities in performance workshop. On completion of this unit students should be able to perform with sound technical competence, fluency and some interpretative distinctiveness.
PRCN2703 Percussion 3 (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 one hour unit-specific performance class/week and/or unit-specific masterclasses and/or concerts. Prerequisites: PRCN1602 Corequisites: PRCN2603 Assessment: 2 seminar performances/presentations; performance project; practice/performance journal; attendance/participation in master classes as required (100%).
Note: This unit is open only to DipMus students.
In this unit students should develop critical analysis and writing skills through the construction of a performance journal. They will undertake some project-based assignments, participate in master classes and attend concerts to develop their breadth of understanding of concert and practice protocols. The unit involves participation in one-hour seminars where they have the opportunity to explore instrumental performance practices in depth with other students. Advanced Principal Study allocates advanced practice time for students to prepare final programs. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrably connect analytical, harmonic, stylistic, technical, interpretive and musical awareness to the preparation of their specific repertoire.
PRCN2704 Percussion 4 (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 one hour unit-specific performance class/week and/or unit-specific masterclasses and/or concerts. Prerequisites: PRCN2703 Corequisites: PRCN2604 Assessment: 2 seminar performances/presentations; performance project; practice/performance journal; attendance/participation in master classes as required (100%).
Note: This unit is open only to DipMus students.
In this unit students should continue to develop critical analysis and writing skills through the construction of a performance journal. They will undertake some project-based assignments, participate in master classes and attend concerts to develop their breadth of understanding of concert and practice protocols. Advanced Principal Study allocates advanced practice time for students to prepare final programs. On completion of this unit students should be able to perform a public recital demonstrating analytical, harmonic, stylistic, technical, interpretive and musical awareness in their specific recital repertoire.
PRCN3605 Percussion 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 one hour lessons and performance workshop/week Prerequisites: PRCN2604 Assessment: Teacher Grade (100%)
Students in this unit will continue to refine their instrumental foundation, build musical and artistic skills and the attributes essential to a flexible and broad engagement with musical performance. They will attend individual lessons, performance workshop. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate progress in technical achievement, awareness of stylistic diversity, and a sense of their individual creativity.
PRCN3606 Percussion 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 one hour lessons and performance workshop/week Prerequisites: PRCN3605 Assessment: Jury exam 20 mins assessed by panel. Teacher grade (20%). Panel grade (80%). Students must pass both assessed components.
This semester will involve an early discussion with the teacher regarding the programme and the suitability of repertoire for the student's individual presentation. They 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 with sound technical facility, awareness of stylistic diversity, and a sense of their individual creativity.
PRCN3205 Percussion 5 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one to one lessons/semester, 2 hours/week of performance workshop or unit specific classes Prerequisites: PRCN2604 Prohibitions: PRCN3605 Assessment: Teacher grade (50%), Unit assessment including at least 2 performances at Performance Workshop (50%). Students must pass both assessed components.
Students in this unit will continue to refine their instrumental foundation, build musical and artistic skills and the attributes essential to a flexible and broad engagement with musical performance. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate progress in technical achievement, awareness of stylistic diversity, and a sense of their individual creativity.
PRCN3206 Percussion 6 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one to one lessons/semester, 2 hours/week of performance workshop or unit specific classes, including at least 2 performances in the Performance Workshop. Prerequisites: PRCN3205 or PRCN3605 Prohibitions: PRCN3606 Assessment: Public recital at junior level assessed by panel (40 mins) (80%), Teacher grade (20%). Students must pass both assessed components.
Note: ACCP3611/3612/3613 Recital Preparation 1, 2 or 3 must be taken by students who wish to use Faculty Accompaniment staff for their public recital.
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.
PRCN4207 Percussion 7 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one to one lessons/semester, 2 hours/week of performance workshop or unit specific classes Prerequisites: PRCN3206 or PRCN3606 Prohibitions: PRCN4607, PRCN4707 Assessment: Teacher grade (50%), Unit assessment including at least 2 performances at Performance Workshop (50%). Students must pass both assessed components.
This unit comes prior to the final recital requirements of Principal Study 8. Students should use this unit to reflect on previous instrumental strengths and weaknesses, determine a recital programme that will enable them to demonstrate their musical proficiency, creativity, artistry and mastery of their instrument/voice and specific musical genres. Students work in close relation to their teachers and participate in performance workshop. On completion of this unit the students should be able to perform with considerable technical facility, awareness of stylistic diversity, and a sense of their individual creativity.
PRCN4208 Percussion 8 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Daryl Pratt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one to one lessons/semester, 2 hours/week of performance workshop or unit specific classes, including at least 2 performances in the Performance Workshop. Prerequisites: PRCN4207 or PRCN4607 Prohibitions: PRCN4608, PRCN4708 Assessment: Public recital at senior level assessed by panel (50 mins) (80%), Teacher grade (20%). Students must pass both assessed components.
Note: ACCP3611/3612/3613 Recital Preparation 1, 2 or 3 must be taken by students who wish to use Faculty Accompaniment staff for their public recital.
In this unit, students prepare for their final recital programme. Students will present a public senior recital that will be assessed by a panel. They will undertake individual lessons that will focus on their artistic and technical performance preparation. On completion of this unit students should be able to perform a public recital with high levels of musical and interpretive awareness, technical facility, an interest and involvement in the art form, and a display of flair, creativity and empathy with other performers.