Piano Principal Study

Subject Details

Piano Principal Study

KEYB1621 Pianoforte 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one hour individual lessons/semester and performance workshop/week Assessment: Teacher Grade (100%)
Note: BMusPerf Students should enrol in ACCP1601 with this Unit
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.
KEYB1622 Pianoforte 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour individual lessons/semester and performance workshop/week Prerequisites: KEYB1621 Assessment: Jury exam assessed by panel of 10-15 mins. Teacher grade (50%). Panel grade (50%). Students must pass all assessment components.
Note: BMusPerf Students should enrol in ACCP1602 with this Unit
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.
KEYB2623 Pianoforte 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford 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/semester and performance workshop/week Prerequisites: KEYB1622 Assessment: Teacher Grade (100%)
Note: BMusPerf Students should enrol in ACCP2603 with this Unit; DipMus students should enrol in KEYB2723 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.
KEYB2624 Pianoforte 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford 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/semester and performance workshop/week Prerequisites: KEYB2623 Assessment: Jury/qualifying exam assessedby panel 15 - 25 minutes BMus 25 mins; BMusStud and BMusEd 15 mins OR public recital at junior level assessed by panel 40 minutes (Dip Mus only). Teacher grade (20%); Panel grade (80%); Students must pass all assessment components.
Note: BMusPerf Students should enrol in ACCP2604 with this Unit; DipMus students should enrol in KEYB2724 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.
KEYB2723 Pianoforte 3 (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 one hour unit-specific performance class/week and/or unit-specific masterclasses and/or concerts. Prerequisites: KEYB1622 Corequisites: KEYB2623 Assessment: Practice journal, performance journal including proposal for junior level/jury exam; presentations, performances and/or other participation in unit 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.
KEYB2724 Pianoforte 4 (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 one hour unit-specific performance class/week and/or unit-specific masterclasses and/or concerts. Prerequisites: KEYB2723 Corequisites: KEYB2624 Assessment: Practice journal, performance journal; presentations, performances and/or other participation in unit 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.
KEYB3625 Pianoforte 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 one hour lessons/semester and performance workshop/week Prerequisites: KEYB2624 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.
KEYB3626 Pianoforte 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 one hour lessons/semester and performance workshop/week Prerequisites: KEYB3625 Assessment: Jury exam assessed by panel 20 minutes. Teacher grade (20%). Panel grade (80%). Students must pass all assessment 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.
KEYB3225 Pianoforte 5 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford 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 Performance Workshops Prerequisites: KEYB2624 Prohibitions: KEYB3625, KEYB3725 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.
KEYB3226 Pianoforte 6 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford 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: KEYB3225 Prohibitions: KEYB3626, KEYB3726 Assessment: Public recital at junior level assessed by panel (40 mins) (80%), Teacher grade (20%). 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. 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.
KEYB4227 Pianoforte 7 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one to one lessons/semester, 2 hours/week of performance workshop or unit specific classes Prerequisites: KEYB3226 or KEYB3626 or KEYB3726 Prohibitions: KEYB4627, KEYB4727 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.
KEYB4228 Pianoforte 8 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Rickard-Ford 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: KEYB4227 or KEYB4627 Prohibitions: KEYB4628, KEYB4728 Assessment: Public recital at senior level assessed by panel (50 mins) (80%), Teacher grade (20%). Students must pass both assessed components.
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.

Accompaniment

ACCP1601 Accompaniment 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Howie Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr vocal studio/week and 8 x 1 hr accompaniment tuition Corequisites: KEYB1621 Assessment: Preparation of 12 minutes of vocal repertoire, covering a variety of styles and periods. Accompaniments should be originally composed for piano (75%), Preparation and contribution to accompaniment tuition and vocal studio lessons (25%)
Students will gain basic, first-hand experience of sight reading, ensemble and rehearsal techniques, teaching methods, performance technique and repertoire. Students will be assigned to a vocal studio for one hour each week. They will be expected to act as the accompanist for the lessons throughout the semester and then perform with the student concerned at the Accompaniment concert practice. Reports will be written by the panel attending the concert practice and the teacher supervising the weekly practical tutorials.
ACCP1602 Accompaniment 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Howie Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr vocal studio/week and 8 x 1 hr accompaniment tuition Prerequisites: ACCP1601 or ENSE1000 Corequisites: KEYB1622 Assessment: Presentation of 15 minutes of instrumental repertoire, including two contrasting movements from a major sonata (75%), Preparation and contribution to accompaniment tuition and vocal studio lessons (25%)
Students will gain basic, first-hand experience of sight reading, ensemble and rehearsal techniques, teaching methods, performance technique and repertoire. Students will work regularly with an instrumental student partner of their choice throughout the semester. This partner will attend the fortnightly accompaniment tutorials when possible and will take part in the concert practice assessment at the end of the semester. Reports will be written by the panel attending the concert practice and the teacher supervising the weekly practical tutorials.
ACCP2603 Accompaniment 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Miller Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ACCP1602 Corequisites: KEYB2623 Assessment: Preparation and presentation of class material, contribution to seminars and performance in two master classes (100%)
Students will undertake a comprehensive syllabus for vocal and instrumental repertoire. They will study the pianistic devices demanded by various composition styles, techniques of performance, rehearsal and ensemble, sight-reading, transposition and concepts of communication. The unit will also contain an introduction to the skills required of the vocal coach and the repetiteur and a series of two masterclasses with professional musicians.
ACCP2604 Accompaniment 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Miller Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ACCP2603 Corequisites: KEYB2624 Assessment: Preparation and presentation of class material, contribution to seminars and performance in two master classes (100%)
Students will undertake a comprehensive syllabus for vocal and instrumental repertoire. They will study the pianistic devices demanded by various composition styles, techniques of performance, rehearsal and ensemble, sight-reading, transposition and concepts of communication. The unit will also contain an introduction to the skills required of the vocal coach and the repetiteur and a series of two masterclasses with professional musicians.