MUSC5007 Rehearsal and Classroom Music Pedagogy

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit is designed to explore the relationship between preparation and performance in music for all ages both individually and in groups. This is accomplished through researching current practice and a historical perspective across international music programs over the last century, and by each student setting personal goals for developing new curricular and practical applications based on their own research. Psychology, philosophy and pedagogy are interrelated when building a culture of success in the music classroom.

In this unit, students learn to prepare musical scores, evaluate the talent they have in their ensembles and classrooms, as well as improving their rehearsal and teaching technique. The non-verbal aspects of communicating musical intent are also a matter of focus throughout the course.

This unit is a compulsory unit in the Master of Music International Pedagogy (coursework and dissertation) (12550) and Master of Music International Pedagogy (coursework) (12570). It is also open to students enrolled in other majors and degree pathways who fulfil the prerequisites and who have an interest in teaching music.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a strong awareness between preparation and performance both individually and in a group; (2) demonstrate an awareness of current practice and historical perspectives in global musical training methodologies over the last century; (3) demonstrate a clear understanding of how psychology, philosophy and pedagogy are interrelated when building a culture of success in the music classroom; (4) demonstrate skills and abilities to identify and assess the variety of ways students learn to enhance student centred teaching; (5) demonstrate strong rehearsal technique both verbally and non-verbally; and (6) demonstrate their ability to improve musicianship personally and in their students.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class/online individual presentation; (2) in-class/online cohort presentation; and (3) written submissions. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Alan Lourens
Contact hours
This is an on-campus residency course. Pre-residency synchronous online class: 4 hours; on-campus residency face-to-face classes: 24 hours; post-residency asynchronous online cohort sessions: 8 hours
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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