Voice Principal Study

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Voice Principal Study

Voice

VSAO1611 Voice 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lesson/week, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week Corequisites: VSAO1008 or VSAO1009 Assessment: Teacher grade (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students will explore repertoire appropriate to their individual development. There will be an emphasis on the development of technical skills, musical expression and language. Students will gain experience in performance and presentation through 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, technical and language skills that will prepare their vocal studies at higher levels.
VSAO1612 Voice 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lesson/week, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week Prerequisites: VSAO1611 Assessment: 1 x 15-20min jury exam (50%), Teacher Grade (50%). Students must pass both assessments. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will develop an approach to repertoire choice that will support their technical development. This semester focuses on technical development with the aim of improving musical and text expression through repertoire. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate developing musical, technical and language skills that will underpin their future vocal development.
VSAO2613 Voice 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 x 1 hr lessons/semester, 3 master classes/semester, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week Prerequisites: VSAO1612 Assessment: Teacher grade (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is not available to Bachelor of Music (Performance) students
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 in performance workshop to develop their own analytic skill through critique of peers in the class. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate technical competence, language and musical fluency and some interpretative distinctiveness.
VSAO2213 Voice 3 (Extended)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lesson/week, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week Prerequisites: VSAO1612 Assessment: teacher grade (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is only available to Bachelor of Music (Performance) students
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 analytical skill through critique of peers in class. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate technical competence, fluency and some interpretative distinctiveness.
VSAO2614 Voice 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 x 1hr lessons/semester, 3 master classes/semester, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week. Prerequisites: VSAO2613 Assessment: 1 x 20-25min jury qualifying exam (80%), Teacher Grade (20%). Students must pass both assessments. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is not available to Bachelor of Music (Performance) students
Students at this level will be working closely with their teachers to prepare their 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, language and musical fluency and some interpretative distinctiveness.
VSAO2214 Voice 4 (Extended)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lesson/week, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week Prerequisites: VSAO2213 Assessment: 1 x 25min jury qualifying exam (80%), teacher grade (20%). Students must pass both assessments. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is only available to Bachelor of Music (Performance) students
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.
VSAO3615 Voice 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 x 1hr lessons/semester, 3 master classes/semester, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week. Prerequisites: VSAO2614 Corequisites: VSAO3645 Assessment: Teacher grade (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is not available to Bachelor of Music (Performance) students. Students are strongly recommended to enrol concurrently in VSAO3645 Diction for Performance 1.
Students in this unit will continue to refine their vocal foundation, build musical and artistic skills and the attributes essential for a flexible and broad engagement with musical performance. They will attend individual lessons, and 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.
VSAO3215 Voice 5 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lesson/week, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week or unit specific classes Prerequisites: VSAO2614 or VSAO2214 Prohibitions: VSAO3615 Assessment: Teacher grade (50%), Unit assessment including at least 2 performances at Performance Workshop (50%). Students must pass both assessments. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
VSAO3616 Voice 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 x 1hr lessons/semester, 3 master classes/semester, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week. Prerequisites: VSAO3615 Assessment: 1 x 20min jury exam (80%), Teacher Grade (20%). Students must pass both assessments. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students are strongly recommended to enrol concurrently in VSAO3646 Diction for Performance 2. This unit is not available to Bachelor of Music (Performance) students.
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, meaningful text expression and a sense of their individual creativity.
VSAO3216 Voice 6 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lesson/week, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week or unit specific classes, including at least 2 performances in the Performance Workshop Prerequisites: VSAO3215 Assessment: 1 x 40min public recital at junior level (80%), Teacher Grade (20%). Students must pass both assessments. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
VSAO4217 Voice 7 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lesson/week, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week or unit specific classes Prerequisites: VSAO3216 Assessment: Teacher grade (50%), Unit assessment including at least 2 performances at Performance Workshop (50%). Students must pass both assessments. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is only available to Bachelor of Music (Performance) students
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 program 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.
VSAO4218 Voice 8 (Extended)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lesson/week, 1 x 2hr performance workshop/week or unit specific classes, including at least 2 performances in the Performance Workshop Prerequisites: VSAO4217 Assessment: 1 x 50min public recital at senior level (80%), Teacher Grade (20%). Students must pass both assessments. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is only available to Bachelor of Music (Performance) students
In this unit, students prepare for their final recital program. 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.