Performance Honours is both a completion at a high standard of an academic education in performance, and a preparation for postgraduate study in music. Intending Honours students should speak to the unit coordinator before enrolling. Honours requirements are: the presentation of both a concerto-style performance (normally in semester 7) as well as a public recital (normally in semester 8), the latter with accompanying critical notes, a dissertation, attendance at Research Methods Intensive Welcome Week, attendance at the Dissertation Seminar, and participation in either ensemble, orchestral, vocal diction or chamber music studies.
Research Methods Intensive in Welcome Week, 2 hr Dissertation Seminar/week in semester 1, 12 hours supervision and 24 hours instrumental lessons across two semesters including performance workshops, plus participation across two semesters in either ensemble, orchestral, vocal diction or chamber music studies as appropriate.
A concerto-style or equivalent performance (up to 25 mins or 40mins for jazz students) (20%); Honours public recital of 45-50 minutes (30%); Critical notes (2,000-2,500 words) (10%); 8,000 -10,000 word thesis including Dissertation Seminar (30%); participation in ensemble/performance classes (10%)
Must achieve distinction in performance and all written subjects before taking this unit of study. A staff accompanist will be available to work with the candidate in 8 hours of rehearsal for concerto-style performance and for the final public Recital (semester 2) where this is appropriate to the needs of the performance and approved in advance.