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katie,rinos

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Re: Katieís journey back to the classroom (music education)!!
« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2019, 10:15:43 pm »
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That certainly sounds annoying. Is there anything beneficial you can do at uni on those days to make it less bad? (eg study groups)
Yep, so far I have a Bible study on Mondays from 11-12, and then on Friday I've booked a practise room from 10:30-12. Then when I have more assessments and stuff I might stay back later to work on them.

The concerto sounds fantastic! :) Would definitely be a lot of practice as well (at least relative to if I were to attempt a piece like that when I was doing sax)

It'll be interesting to see how well the pedagogy stream complements the education side of your degree and if many people in that stream are also doing the double degree. Hopefully you can find some good peers through that :)
The concertos really nice!! I'm learning the first two movements this term/for grade 8 and then adding the last movement later. It's 20 minutes long which is going to be really long to play without breaks for my exam though.

I'm really excited for the pedagogy units. So far only 11 people have enrolled so it should be a small class. I think we might get to teach someone how to play our instruments so that should be cool.

:( Good luck with the job search - hopefully things pick up for you soon!
Thanks!! :)
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Re: Katieís journey back to the classroom (music education)!!
« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2019, 05:36:10 pm »
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I know you're not pursuing this stream, but what is "sonic arts", exactly?
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Re: Katieís journey back to the classroom (music education)!!
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2019, 10:03:27 pm »
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I know you're not pursuing this stream, but what is "sonic arts", exactly?
I think sonic arts is more towards recording and producing music and how to use all the electronic stuff. This has more info  :)
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Re: Katieís journey back to the classroom (music education)!!
« Reply #63 on: March 15, 2019, 06:00:11 pm »
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15/3/19
Week 4
Itís almost halfway through the term which feels really weird because Iíve hardly had any assignments yet.

M&S3: We had a test this week, and I spent probably 95% of the education lecture beforehand trying to study and do practise questions/analysis. Iím still walking out of most lectures confused so Iíve almost used up half of my exercise book doing revision (& weíve only had 3 lectures/tutes). The test wasnít too bad: I definitely think I stuffed up some parts but overall I think I went ok. In our tutes weíve been going over melodic dictation and then pieces on our listening list. Iím not very good at melodic dictation (& theyíve been getting harder every week) so I havenít really been enjoying that part. In our studios weíve been singing some Bach and Bruckner and itís been different to get used to singing in German and Latin.

Performance Lab: Iíve had to play twice so far. The first time I stuffed up a lot: my reed and one of my notes wasnít working. This week the piece sounded a lot better though. I feel like I donít know most of my pieces well enough to play in front of the class yet so itís a bit annoying. For wind sympth, Iíve been made section leader of the 3rd clarinets (around 4/5 of us), which means I get to lead the group and point out difficult parts in our pieces during sectionals/rehearsals. Weíve decided to push back grade 8 until the end of this year.

Education: Weíve had a kahoot almost every week. We have an assessment in around 1 Ĺ weeks, where we need to reflect on our own literacy/numeracy and I still havenít started.

Thinking about getting my RSA and RCG to apply for some more jobs soon. My local RSLís around a 5 minute walk so Iím thinking about applying there. Uni had a really discounted RSA course but I think it sold out.
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Re: Katieís journey back to the classroom (music education)!!
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2019, 09:46:10 pm »
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7/4/19
Week 7

M&S3: I got the marks back for my test and I was pretty happy with it-it was heaps better then what I was getting last year!! We had a transcription due this week which I found hard to do and I got really sick of the recording by the time I handed it in. For aural choir, weíve been put in groups and have to learn a Bach chorale as part of your assessment. Iím happy with the group Iíve been put in and the song was starting to come together on Friday (except we havenít started to learn the German words yet!). We have another test in week 9 which Iím going to have to study for as well. The lectures for this are still feeling way too long-last week I started packing up 30min early because I thought weíd almost finished!!

Performance Lab: I have a presentation assessment tomorrow for this. Iím playing the 2nd movement of my concerto (with one of my friends accompanying me on piano) and then have to talk about the historical background/analysis/how the piece fits into my program. It has to go for around 8 minutes. Iíve been playing it with my friend and sometimes she goes a bit too fast so hopefully it comes together well tomorrow. Iíve also got my wind symphony concert on Friday which should be good as Iíve been enjoying our pieces!

Education: Should be getting the marks back for my last assessment this week. My next assessment is 3000 words!! Itís basically a lesson plan and an evaluation of it. Some of the lectures have been pretty boring so far though.

Other stuff:
I got my RSA around 2 weeks ago and I had a trial shift at a restaurant (as a waiter) last night. I was mainly taking food to tables and cleaning/setting up tables. I have to go back on Wednesday to fill in paperwork/do online training and then Iíll get a few shifts.

Iíve also registered for the mid-year conference with the bible society at uni. Itís a 5 day camp in the last week of the holidays and some of my friends from music are going so I hope itís going to be good.
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Re: Katieís journey back to the classroom (music education)!!
« Reply #65 on: June 20, 2019, 09:58:52 pm »
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20/6/19
Week 3

I havenít updated in ages!! Holidays were pretty good- I didnít do a lot besides sleeping in. On the last week, I went to the bible societies mid-year conference which was really good (apart from the food). I became closer friends with a couple of people from music which was great and learnt heaps of new information. Was pretty happy with my marks from last term as well!! :)

I donít like my timetable for this Term-Iím at uni normally 4 days a week. On Mondays I have a 5 Ĺ hour break in between classes and have a lecture from 6-8. Wednesdays and Thursdays Iím only at uni for 1 Ĺ hours.
This is my timetable


M&S4: This is the last theory unit for my course!! Our tutes/lectures & studios are really small and thereís only around 20 of us in each. This course mainly focusses on jazz theory (which I donít know anything about!!). So far, in our tutes weíve been going over melodic dictation/sight singing and the pieces for our listening list, studio goes over jazz harmony and the lectures are going over a fugue composition we have due in wk 5. Honestly, am starting to enjoy these classes a lot more than I did last year. :)

Indigenous perspectives: I have friends who did this class last year and told me it was bad, and it is incredibly boring :(. It doesnít help that the lectures are from 6-8 on a Monday night so Iím really tired by the end of it. This course is a first year education course but has a really high fail rate (which our lecturer and other students have said heaps). The first assessments due the same day as my M&S composition: itís a 1500-word teacher standpoint about working with Indigenous students. Doesnít sound too difficult but Iím not motivated to start at all (so far the readings have been so dry).

Performance Lab: We havenít done too much yet. Our lecturer made a list of people who have to perform in front of class and Iím playing next week, and being assessed in wk 10. Our pieces for wind sympth are harder this term then last, so Iíve had to print them off to practise at home. We had a sectional rehearsal with the clarinets this week to work on some of the harder parts.
Class of 2017 (Year 12): Advanced English, General Maths, Legal Studies, Music 1, Ancient History, History Extension, Hospitality
2018-2022: B Music/B Education (Secondary) [UNSW]