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Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

Assignment Cover Sheet Assignment Reference: Title: Units: Date Set: Timing within Course: Time Span: Submission Deadline: Special Considerations: Resources: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Audition Pieces Unit 33: Solo Music Performance Skills (all grading criteria) Monday 16th September 2013 Year 2, Term 1 7 Weeks 4th November 2013 Independent study is essential. Research is necessary, proof of which will be in your Tumblr diary. Rehearsals and performances will be observed as evidence. .

Directors in charge of Assignment: Tom Connor Relevant Departmental Notes: Assessment throughout this course is essentially formative, company members can re-visit criteria to arrive at their final assessment grades. Evidence: This will be in the form of blogs/logs, observed participation, director observation, video recordings and research notes Grading Criteria: Pass, Merit or Distinction are attainable. Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Antony Cochrane on 8th July 2013 Tom Connor

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Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

English and Maths: This project will include functional skills in English and Maths. Please bear in mind your industry requires eloquent use of English and accurate use of figures, to which end, the continuing development of these skills are firmly embedded inside all your work. Note on copyright and plagiarism: This process will require independent research. Copying from the internet and additional sources is not appropriate and violates copyright and will be classed as plagiarism unless fully annotated and credited. You must make your work your own. We need to see that you have an understanding of the areas that you have researched. Copying work directly from ANY source will not be tolerated. If you quote ANY existing material you must put it in quotation marks and in brackets, attribute the source / author. For example: “Copying is cheating” (Robbie McGovan, 2013, Miskin Theatre)

On completion of this project you should

1 Know how to choose appropriate pieces for an extended programme of music 2 Be able to perform an extended programme of music to an audience 3 Know the processes required in preparation for the performance of an extended programme of music.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Antony Cochrane on 8th July 2013

Tom Connor

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Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

THE BRIEF

It is commonplace in the industry to have to audition for work and it is important that you can demonstrate your ability and versatility at its highest level. You should prepare 3 contrasting solo audition pieces that show a varied repertoire and a high level of technical skill. You will present them individually to your tutor over several individual sessions for notes and advice before performing them to an audience (GC2). You will be expected to produce a blog (written, video or audio) that explains and justifies the pieces you have chosen (GC1) and explains and evaluates the process of learning these pieces, including warm up and rehearsal techniques (GC3). Professional Practice: Please be aware that you will be putting professional practice into action within The Miskin Theatre, which is a publicly licensed professional environment in which you are effectively an intern being given the opportunity to publicly test your skills and gain creditable industrial experience.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Antony Cochrane on 8th July 2013

Tom Connor

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Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

What you need to do Tasks. 1. Choose 3 contrasting audition pieces and prepare them for an audition, justifying your choices. (GC1) 2. Perform the pieces to an audience. (GC2). 3. Produce a blog justifying your chooses and detailing and evaluating the rehearsal process and techniques used. (GC1 & GC3) Evidence – Performance, Blog Submission Date – 4th November 2013
PLEASE NOTE IN THIS UNIT YOU CAN ACHIEVE PASS, MERIT, DISTINCTION

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Antony Cochrane on 8th July 2013

Tom Connor

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Miskin Music Assignment Sept/Oct 2013

Miskin Music Grading Criteria Sheet
Grading Criteria Comments
PASS MERIT

Unit 33: Solo Music Performance Skills
DISTINCTION

P1 identify appropriate and contrasting pieces for an extended programme of music

M1 describe appropriate and contrasting pieces for an extended programme of music M2 perform (as a soloist) an extended programme of music to an audience, demonstrating a high level of musicianship

D1 justify appropriate and contrasting pieces for an extended programme of music

P2 perform (as a soloist) an extended programme of music to an audience, demonstrating some elements of good musicianship

D2 perform (as a soloist) an extended programme of music to an audience, demonstrating a high level of musicianship throughout

P3 describe the processes implemented in preparation for the performance of an extended programme of music.

M3 explain the processes implemented in preparation for the performance of an extended programme of music.

D3 evaluate the processes implemented in preparation for the performance of an extended programme of music.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Brief IV’d by Antony Cochrane on 8th July 2013

Tom Connor

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