Performance and Ensembles

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Performance and Ensembles

Performance and Ensemble units apply to students undertaking all BMusic and Diploma of Music courses. Students must select the specific Performance or Ensemble units listed in the relevant degree enrolment pattern.

Chamber Music

CHMB1301 Chamber Music 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr craft of chamber music workshop, 1 x chamber performance workshop as listed in the unit of study outline. Assessment: Chamber performance workshop (10%), tutorials (40%), 1 x performance exam as scheduled by division coordinator (50%) Practical field work: Rehearsals, and Four 1 hr tutorials with Principal Tutor Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students engage in intensive chamber music rehearsals and work towards live performances of the highest standard, learning from their peers as well as expert practitioners. In the early part of semester students attend a lecture on the development of chamber music and skills in listening, collaborative rehearsal and musical presentation. Students are assigned a Principal Tutor who will recommend appropriate works and coach the ensemble. Both pre-formed groups and individuals may sign up.
CHMB1302 Chamber Music 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 1hr tutorials and a minimum of one chamber workshop as listed in unit of study outline. Prerequisites: CHMB1301 Assessment: Chamber performance workshop (10%), tutorials (40%) and one performance exam as scheduled by division coordinator (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students engage in intensive chamber music rehearsals and work towards live performances of the highest standard, learning from their peers as well as expert practitioners. Chamber music repertoire is studied with either with a new ensemble or a continuing ensemble. Musical, technical and communication skills are developed further.
CHMB2303 Chamber Music 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 1hr tutorials and unit specific seminars as outlined in course handout. Prerequisites: CHMB1302 Assessment: Chamber performance workshop (10%), tutorials (40%) and one performance exam as scheduled by division coordinator (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Chamber music 3 involves the ongoing development of key musical and ensemble skills. The essential entrepreneurial ability to produce and promote concerts is encouraged as a natural extension of working in a chamber music group and creating a niche in the marketplace. Concert and tour opportunities may be offered to assist in this process.
CHMB2304 Chamber Music 4 (CPW)

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Michael Smetanin Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour workshop/week Assessment: Professional approach in workshops (50%), Performance at the CPW concerts (30%), Classroom presentation of instrumental techniques (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Chamber Music 4, also known as Composer Performer Workshop (CPW) is different from other units of chamber music. It provides both composers and performers with the opportunity to work together in the performance of new and experimental works. The achievement of a high standard of professional preparation, rehearsal and performance will be expected and progress will be evaluated. Students will participate either as an individual or as a group.
CHMB3305 Chamber Music 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 1hr tutorials and unit specific seminars as outlined in course handout. Prerequisites: CHMB2304 or CHMB2303 Assessment: Chamber performance workshop (10%), tutorials (40%) and one performance exam as scheduled by division coordinator (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students are expected to have reached more advanced levels of preparation, rehearsal and performance skills. Major repertoire should be studied, including contemporary and Australian chamber works. Students are required to sign up with an established group or present a satisfactory group for approval.
CHMB3306 Chamber Music 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 1 hr tutorials and unit specific seminars as outlined in the unit of study outline Assessment: Chamber performance workshop (10%), tutorials (40%) and one performance exam as scheduled by division coordinator (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Groups are expected to show some initiative in liaising with the musical community outside the Conservatorium. Emphasis is placed on thoughtful programming, effective audience communication and convincing performance techniques. Students will be encouraged to investigate new repertoire, commission new works, promote themselves and seek out performance opportunities.
EMUS1671 Continuo 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr class/week Assessment: 1 class presentation or performance and 1 written assignment 2000 words (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will acquire essential foundations for successful and artistic basso continuo realisation. The Unit of Study is aimed at harpsichordists, lutenists, baroque cellists, viola da gambists and harpists, but will also be of great benefit to melody-line instrumentalists and singers. The Unit includes intensive study and an application of figured bass principles, improvisation, ornamentation, score reading, harmonic hierarchy and its implications, and general principles of bass line playing in relevant chamber and orchestral repertoire. There is a strong focus on historical and stylistic awareness through research of relevant pedagogical texts, discussion.
EMUS1672 Continuo 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr class/week Prerequisites: EMUS1671 Assessment: 1 class presentation or performance and 1 written assignment 2000 words (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will further develop skills for successful and artistic basso continuo realisation, through application of figured bass principles, improvisation, ornamentation, score reading, harmonic hierarchy and its implications, and general principles of bass line playing in relevant chamber and orchestral repertoire. There is a strong focus on historical and stylistic awareness through research of relevant pedagogical texts, discussion and application.
EMUS2673 Continuo 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr class/week Prerequisites: EMUS1672 Assessment: 1 class presentation or performance and 1 written assignment 2000 words (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will become musically and technically proficient in basso continuo realisation through intensive study and application of figured bass principles, improvisation, ornamentation, score reading, harmonic hierarchy and its implications, and general principles of bass line playing in relevant chamber and orchestral repertoire. There is a strong focus on historical and stylistic awareness through research of relevant pedagogical texts, discussion and application.
EMUS2674 Continuo 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr class/week Prerequisites: EMUS2673 Assessment: 1 class presentation or performance and 1 written assignment 2000 words (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will gain mastery of basso continuo realisation through intensive study and application of figured bass principles, improvisation, ornamentation, score reading, harmonic hierarchy and its implications, and general principles of bass line playing in relevant chamber and orchestral repertoire. There is a strong focus on historical and stylistic awareness through research of relevant pedagogical texts, discussion and application.

Conducting

PERF3000 Conducting 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: George Ellis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1.5 hr lecture/practical workshop per week Assessment: Preparation/participation (25%), Continual progress (50%), Written assessment (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Consolidation of stick and rehearsal techniques with emphasis on gesture and its expression in accordance with the score. Study of styles and interpretation of classical and romantic composers based on scores, recordings and the performance of works in class.
PERF3001 Conducting 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: George Ellis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1.5 hr lecture/practical workshop per week Assessment: Preparation/participation (25%), Continual progress (50%), Written assessment (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Further development of conducting techniques with emphasis on communication of ideas and expressions through gesture. Score preparation. Discussion of rehearsal techniques and practical exercises with available ensembles.

Ensemble Studies

Brass Ensemble
BRSS1000 Brass Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Admission subject to audition
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS1001 Brass Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS1000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS2000 Brass Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS1001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS2001 Brass Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS2000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS3000 Brass Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS2001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS3001 Brass Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS3000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
Choir
ENSE1041 Choir 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth R. Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE1042 Choir 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth R. Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE1041 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE2043 Choir 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth R. Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE1042 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE2044 Choir 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth R. Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE2043 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE3045 Choir 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth R. Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE2044 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE3046 Choir 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth R. Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE3045 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
Chamber Choir
ENSE1601 Chamber Choir 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Stanhope Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances in Choir (50%) and in Chamber Choir (30%). Online individual performance exam (10%) Online sight reading course (5%) Sight reading exam (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs pw (averaged over semester) with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE1602 Chamber Choir 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Stanhope. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE1601 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances in Choir (50%) and in Chamber Choir. (30%). Online individual performance exam (10%) and written program notes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs pw (averaged over semester) with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE2603 Chamber Choir 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Stanhope Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE1602 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances in Choir (50%) and in Chamber Choir. (30%). Online individual performance exam (10%) and written program notes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs pw (averaged over semester) with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE2604 Chamber Choir 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Stanhope Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE2603 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances in Choir (50%) and in Chamber Choir. (30%). Online individual performance exam (10%) and written program notes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs pw (averaged over semester) with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE3605 Chamber Choir 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Stanhope Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE2604 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances in Choir (50%) and in Chamber Choir. (30%). Online individual performance exam (10%) and written program notes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs pw (averaged over semester) with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE3606 Chamber Choir 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Stanhope Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE3605 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances in Choir (50%) and in Chamber Choir. (30%). Online individual performance exam (10%) and written program notes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs pw (averaged over semester) with the Conservatorium Choir.
Chinese Music Ensemble
PERF2604 Chinese Music Ensemble 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 1hr group lesson (or equivalent) per week; 6 x 1hr seminars per semester; 1 x 1hr rehearsal per week in weeks 5-12 (some additional rehearsals may be arranged prior to concerts); participation in 1 or 2 concerts. Assessment: Seminar tasks and participation (25%); concert report (15%); instrument study and performance (60%) Mode Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit students will receive small group tuition on one traditional Chinese musical instrument (provided on loan). They will be guided in playing the instrument in an ensemble, and will participate in ensemble performances. Through seminar-style discussions of four selected readings and of at least one concert of Chinese music attended during the semester, they will begin to develop a broad understanding of Chinese traditional musical instruments, ensembles, and musical structures, thus enhancing their knowledge of China's thousands of years of recorded musical history and its extensive and diverse musical traditions.
PERF2605 Chinese Music Ensemble 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr group lesson (or equivalent) per week; 6 x 1hr seminars per semester; 1 x 1hr rehearsal per week in weeks 5-12 (some additional rehearsals may be arranged prior to concerts); participation in 1 or 2 concerts. Prerequisites: PERF2604 Assessment: Group presentation (20%); practical examination (30%); instrument study and performance (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students continue their previous study of one Chinese instrument in both small group and ensemble settings. They are encouraged to build on technical capacity developed in their first semester's study, and to perform a wider range of pieces. They will also engage with a range of recordings and live performances of Chinese music to further develop their understandings of traditional and contemporary Chinese music, and of how Chinese musical instruments have featured in a variety of musical contexts.
PERF3606 Chinese Music Ensemble 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 1hr group lesson (or equivalent) per week; 6 x 1hr seminars per semester; 1 x 2hr rehearsal per week in weeks 5-12 (some additional rehearsals may be arranged prior to concerts); participation in up to 3 concerts. Prerequisites: PERF2605 Assessment: Seminar tasks and participation (25%); report or presentation on a Chinese music performer or composer (15%); instrument study and performance (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit allows students to further develop proficiency on one Chinese instrument in both small group and ensemble settings, and to continue to perform with the ensemble. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Chinese music by conducting an interview with a performer or composer of Chinese music, and by exploring selected readings concerning orchestraparticular themes relating to the repertoire under study.
PERF3607 Chinese Music Ensemble 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr group lesson (or equivalent) per week; 6 x 1hr seminars per semester; 1 x 2hr rehearsal per week in weeks 5-12 (some additional rehearsals may be arranged prior to concerts); participation in up to 3 concerts. Prerequisites: PERF3606 Assessment: Individual presentation (30%); practical exam (20%); instrument study and performance (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit allows students to further develop proficiency on one Chinese instrument in both small group and ensemble settings, and to continue to perform with the ensemble. Students are also encouraged to take an increasingly active and independent role in engaging with Chinese music. In particular, they are guided and supported in small group collaborations focussing upon developing, rehearsing, recording and publicly performing a range of works for Chinese instruments. Students are also encouraged to engage more deeply with Chinese music through enhancing their understanding of the various philosophical and ideological principles that have had a significant influence upon key aspects of Chinese music, both in the past and today.
PERF3608 Chinese Music Ensemble 5 (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 1hour class per week; 1 x 2 hour rehearsal per week in weeks 5-13; 1-3 public performances; 3-4 research seminars Prerequisites: PERF3607 Assessment: Study of an ensemble performance on a traditional Chinese instrument (60%), individual research project (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit allows students to further develop proficiency on one Chinese instrument in both small group and ensemble settings, and to continue to perform with the ensemble. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Chinese music by taking a more independent role in performing Chinese music, and completing their own Chinese music research project. This unit will provide students with a further opportunity to study non-Western musical performance and to have further engagement with analytical and conceptual approaches drawn from ethnomusicology. It will incorporate and further develop the performance skills that students have gained in previous study in earlier units, and promote the creation of a comprehensive performance-research based ethnomusicology pathway at the undergraduate level. It will help students from all specializations develop greater understanding of musical cultures outside the Western musical mainstream that usually forms the primary focus of their Conservatorium music studies. Some students taking this ensemble may be encouraged to undertake musicology units in the ethnomusicology pathway, or to consider honours proposals that have a focus on non-Western music.
PERF3609 Chinese Music Ensemble 6 (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hour class per week; 1 x 2 hour rehearsal per week in weeks 5-13; 1-3 public performances; 3-4 research seminars Prerequisites: PERF3608 Assessment: Study of and ensemble performance on a traditional Chinese instrument (40%), individual practice-based research portfolio (40%), final exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit allows students to further develop proficiency on one Chinese instrument in both small group and ensemble settings, and to continue to perform with the ensemble. Students will gain a strong foundation in Chinese music performance, and be supported to develop their own Chinese music practice-based research portfolio. This unit will provide students with a further opportunity to study non-Western musical performance and to have further engagement with analytical and conceptual approaches drawn from ethnomusicology. It will incorporate and further develop the performance skills that students have gained in previous study in earlier units, and promote the creation of a comprehensive performance-research based ethnomusicology pathway at the undergraduate level. It will help students from all specializations develop greater understanding of musical cultures outside the Western musical mainstream that usually forms the primary focus of their Conservatorium music studies. Some students taking this ensemble may be encouraged to undertake musicology units in the ethnomusicology pathway, or to consider honours proposals that have a focus on non-Western music.
Drum Set Ensemble
DRUM1301 Drum Set Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Simon Barker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar/week + 1 x guest workshop and 1 x performance. Assumed knowledge: Students enrolling must have fundamentals of drum set performance and some performance experience in place. In addition, participants must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Performance degree, with a principal study in Drum Set. Assessment: weekly rehersals and performance (80%), 1 x report (20%), 1xexam 20%. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This subject will follow a trajectory beginning with Charles Wilcoxin's snare drum compositions, progressing through to complex contemporary rhythmic works for drum set. The ensemble will perform both through-composed and semi-composed materials, allowing for improvisational theory and action. Works included in the drumming ensemble repertoire will explore a variety of stylistic and rhythmic areas, thus offering a broad overview of contemporary and traditional drumming practices, rhythmic frameworks, and improvisational prompts.
DRUM1302 Drum Set Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Simon Barker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar/week + 1 x guest workshop and 1 x performance. Assumed knowledge: Students enrolling must have fundamentals of drum set performance and some performance experience in place. In addition, participants must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Performance degree, with a principal study in Drum Set. Assessment: weekly rehersals and performance (80%), 1 x report (20%), 1 x exam 20%. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This subject will follow a trajectory beginning with Charles Wilcoxin's snare drum compositions, progressing through to complex contemporary rhythmic works for drum set. The ensemble will perform both through-composed and semi-composed materials, allowing for improvisational theory and action. Works included in the drumming ensemble repertoire will explore a variety of stylistic and rhythmic areas, thus offering a broad overview of contemporary and traditional drumming practices, rhythmic frameworks, and improvisational prompts.
DRUM2303 Drum Set Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Simon Barker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week Prerequisites: DRUM1302 Assessment: 1 x performance review (70%); 1 x workshop report (10%); 1 x class mark based on participation, communication and leadership (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Drum Set Ensemble 3 represents the third semester of a six-semester course in drum set ensemble performance developed as a component of Bachelor of Music Performance Drum Set. The course features a primary focus on technical development, rhythmic cohesion, stylistic diversity, historical overview, rhythmic fluency and awareness, dynamic control, and theoretical frameworks. A primary aim of the course is to provide students with a range of communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
DRUM2304 Drum Set Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Simon Barker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week Prerequisites: DRUM2303 Assessment: 1 x skills-based assessment (60%); 1 x skills-based evaluation (30%); 1 x class mark based on participation, communication and leadership (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Drum Set Ensemble 4 represents the fourth semester of a six-semester course in drum set ensemble performance developed as a component of Bachelor of Music Performance Drum Set. The course features a primary focus on rhythmic cohesion, stylistic diversity, historical overview, rhythmic fluency and awareness, dynamic control, and theoretical frameworks. A primary aim of the course is to provide students with a range of communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
Flute Ensemble
WIND1301 Flute Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: James Kortum Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1.5hours/week Assessment: Participation and student contribution (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
WIND1302 Flute Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: James Kortum Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1.5hours/week Prerequisites: WIND1301 Assessment: Participation and student contribution (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
WIND2303 Flute Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: James Kortum Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1.5hours/week Prerequisites: WIND1302 Assessment: Participation and student contribution (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
WIND2304 Flute Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: James Kortum Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1.5hours/week Prerequisites: WIND2303 Assessment: Participation and student contribution (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
Gamelan
ENSE2300 Gamelan 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Gary Watson Session: Intensive July Classes: 2 hours per week, plus weekly half-hour small group practices and an end-of-semester unit concert. Assessment: Participation in gamelan (40%); Contribution to ensemble performance (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study, students learn to perform a repertoire of Balinese gamelan pieces on the Conservatorium¿s gong semaradana instruments, using the Balinese model-and-copy teaching method without the use of notation. Through this, students will develop a knowledge and understanding of Balinese musical terminology, tuning systems, and the roles of instruments in the gamelan. Formal and performative aspects of Balinese gamelan music will be experienced and analysed.
ENSE2301 Gamelan 2

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Gary Watson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week Prerequisites: ENSE2300 Assessment: Participation and student contribution (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students continue to learn to perform a repertoire of Balinese pieces of music on the Conservatorium's Balinese gamelan instruments. Through this, they will build on their knowledge and understanding of terminology for Balinese music, Balinese tuning systems, the roles of instruments in the gamelan, and formal characteristics of Balinese gamelan music. Performative and elaborative aspects of Balinese music will be experienced and analysed.
Guitar Ensemble
STRG1039 Guitar Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Vladimir Gorbach Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG1040 Guitar Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Vladimir Gorbach Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Prerequisites: STRG1039 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG2035 Guitar Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Vladimir Gorbach Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour rehearsal/week Prerequisites: STRG1040 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG2036 Guitar Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Vladimir Gorbach Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Prerequisites: STRG2035 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG3037 Guitar Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Vladimir Gorbach Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Prerequisites: STRG2036 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG3038 Guitar Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Vladimir Gorbach Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/week Prerequisites: STRG3037 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG4041 Guitar Ensemble 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Vladimir Gorbach Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: STRG3038 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG4042 Guitar Ensemble 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Vladimir Gorbach Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: STRG4041 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
Improvised Music Ensemble
IMPR1001 Improvised Music Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr class/week Assessment: In-class overview of techniques of improvisation in ensemble (25%); Student led project session 30mins (20%); Guest performer workshop assignment (20%); Special Project Week assignment (20%); Instrumental tuition tutorial (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Improvised Ensemble 1 is a weekly group improvisation session, where the techniques of Improvised Music 1 are implemented practically in an improvising music ensemble. In this 2 hour weekly class, an ensemble is creatively formed with the objectives to perform and record new improvised music as a band.
IMPR1002 Improvised Music Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr class/week Prerequisites: IMPR1001 Assessment: In-class overview of techniques of improvisation in ensemble (25%); Student led project session 30mins (20%); Guest performer workshop assignment (20%); Special Project Week assignment (20%); Instrumental tuition tutorial (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Improvised Ensemble 2 is a weekly group improvisation session, where the techniques of Improvised Music 2 are implemented practically in an improvising music ensemble. In this 2 hour weekly class, an ensemble is creatively formed with the objectives to perform and record new improvised music as a band.
IMPR2003 Improvised Music Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr class/week Prerequisites: IMPR1002 or IMPR1612 Assessment: 2x in-class techniques of improvisation in ensemble (30%). Review of techniques or guest performer workshop assignment (30%). Special Project Week assignment (10%), Overall class participation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In-class overview of techniques of improvisation in ensemble (25%); Student led project session 30mins (20%); Guest performer workshop assignment (20%); Special Project Week assignment (20%); Instrumental tuition tutorial (15%)
IMPR2004 Improvised Music Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr class/week Prerequisites: IMPR2003 Assessment: In-class overview of techniques of improvisation in ensemble (25%); Student led project session 30mins (20%); Guest performer workshop assignment (20%); Special Project Week assignment (20%); Instrumental tuition tutorial (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Improvised Ensemble 4 is a weekly group improvisation session, where the techniques of Improvised Music 4 are implemented practically in an improvising music ensemble. In this 2 hour weekly class, an ensemble is creatively formed with the objectives to perform and record new improvised music as a band.
IMPR3005 Improvised Music Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2 hrs/wk Assessment: 2 x presentation and written assignment (30% each), 1 x in-class assessment (15%), 1 x recording and journal (15%), 1 x report (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Improvised Ensemble 5 is a weekly group improvisation session, where the techniques of Early Jazz and European Folk Music Improvisation are implemented practically in an improvising music ensemble. An ensemble is creatively formed with the objectives to perform and record new improvised music as a band.
IMPR3006 Improvised Music Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hrs/wk Assessment: 2 x presentation and written assignment (30% each), 1 x in-class assessment (15%), 1 x recording and journal (15%), 1 x report (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Improvised Ensemble 6 is a weekly group improvisation session, where the techniques of Rhythm Fundaments and Electro-acoustic improvised music are practically developed in the unit. An ensemble is creatively formed with the objectives to perform and record new improvised music as a band.
IMPR4007 Improved Music Ensemble 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2 hours per week; 1 x 4 hours per week Prerequisites: IMPR3006 Assessment: 1 x in-class individual assessment per week (20%), 3 x 20min group performance preparations (40%); 3 x 20min group performance (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: The unit is is also offered as an elective through audition for students of other musical disciplines.
Improvised Ensemble 7 is a project based weekly group improvisation session. In this unit students prepare series of three performances of improvised music. Each performance can revisit venues the students have previously performed at in their SPW projects of years 1-3. Students will engage with the specific venue subjects - exhibition, history, culture. Students will be required to collaborate in project themes that are associated the specific venue subjects and participate in group decision making and experimental creativity.
IMPR4008 Improved Music Ensemble 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hours per week; 1 x 4 hours per week Prerequisites: IMPR4007 Assessment: 1 x in-class individual assessment per week (20%), 3 x 20min group performance preparations (40%); 3 x 20min group performance (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: The unit is is also offered as an elective through audition for students of other musical disciplines.
Improvised Ensemble 8 is a project based weekly group improvisation session. In this unit students prepare and perform a series of three performances of improvised music. Each performance can revisit venues the students have previously performed at in their SPW projects of years 1-3. Students will engage with the specific venue subjects - exhibition, history, culture. Students will be required to collaborate in project themes that are associated the specific venue subjects and participate in group decision making and experimental creativity.
Jazz Ensemble
JAZZ1611 Jazz Ensemble 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour Small Ensemble class; 3 hour Big Band rehearsals including sectionals per week Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances, and nominated assessment tasks (100%) NB: the student must pass all three elements of this Unit in order to proceed to subsequent units of study. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Jazz students must attend the Large Ensemble auditions for placement in one of the large ensembles; Non-jazz students can apply to the Unit coordinator to audition for entry to either the Large or Small Jazz Ensemble 1-8 electives.
This unit of study provides jazz students with the opportunities for performance of large ensemble arrangements in a Big Band, small jazz ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated small jazz ensemble.
JAZZ1612 Jazz Ensemble 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour Small Ensemble class; 3 hour Big Band rehearsals including sectionals per week Prerequisites: JAZZ1611 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances, and nominated assessment tasks (100%) NB: the student must pass all three elements of this Unit in order to proceed to subsequent units of study. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the jazz student with the opportunities for performance of large ensemble arrangements in a Big Band, small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble.
JAZZ2613 Jazz Ensemble 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour Small Ensemble class; 3 hour Big Band rehearsals including sectionals per week. Prerequisites: JAZZ1612 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances, and nominated assessment tasks (100%) NB: the student must pass all elements of this Unit in order to proceed to subsequent units of study. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the jazz student with the opportunities for performance of large ensemble arrangements in the Elective Jazz Orchestra, or Big Band, and performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble.
JAZZ2614 Jazz Ensemble 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour Small Ensemble class; 3 hour Big Band rehearsals including sectionals per week. Prerequisites: JAZZ2613 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances, and nominated assessment tasks (100%) The student must pass all elements of this Unit in order to proceed to subsequent units of study. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the jazz student with the opportunities for performance of large ensemble arrangements in the Elective Jazz Orchestra, or Big Band, and performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble.
JAZZ3615 Jazz Ensemble 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour Small Ensemble class; 3 hour Big Band rehearsals including sectionals per week Prerequisites: JAZZ2614 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances, and nominated assessment tasks (100%) The student must pass all elements of this Unit in order to proceed to subsequent units of study. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the jazz student with the opportunities for performance of large ensemble arrangements in the Elective Jazz Orchestra or Big Band, and performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble.
JAZZ3616 Jazz Ensemble 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour Small Ensemble class; 3 hour Big Band rehearsals including sectionals per week. Prerequisites: JAZZ3615 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances, and nominated assessment tasks (100%) The student must pass all elements of this Unit in order to proceed to subsequent units of study. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the jazz student with the opportunities for performance of large ensemble arrangements in the Elective Jazz Orchestra or Big Band, and performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble.
JAZZ4617 Jazz Ensemble 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour Small Ensemble class; 3 hour Big Band rehearsals including sectionals per week. Prerequisites: JAZZ3616 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances, and nominated assessment tasks (100%) The student must pass all elements of this Unit in order to proceed to subsequent units of study. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the jazz student with the opportunities for performance of large ensemble arrangements in the Elective Jazz Orchestra or Big Band, and performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble.
JAZZ4618 Jazz Ensemble 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour Small Ensemble class; 3 hour Big Band rehearsals including sectionals per week Prerequisites: JAZZ4617 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances, and nominated assessment tasks (100%) The student must pass all elements of this Unit in order to proceed to subsequent units of study. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the jazz student with the opportunities for performance of large ensemble arrangements in the Elective Jazz Orchestra or Big Band, and performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble.
Jazz Large Ensemble Elective
JAZZ1000 Jazz Large Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1
Note: Admission subject to audition.
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction. Enrolment is subject to audition.
JAZZ1001 Jazz Large Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ1000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Admission subject to audition.
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ2002 Jazz Large Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ1001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Admission subject to audition.
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ2003 Jazz Large Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ2002 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
Jazz Small Ensemble Elective
JAZZ1029 Jazz Small Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ1030 Jazz Small Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1029 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble.Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ2026 Jazz Small Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1030 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ2027 Jazz Small Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2026 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format.The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition and availability of places.
JAZZ3012 Jazz Small Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2027 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ3013 Jazz Small Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ3012 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places
JAZZ4014 Jazz Small Ensemble 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ3013 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ4015 Jazz Small Ensemble 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ4014 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
Saxophone Orchestra
WIND1016 Saxophone Orchestra 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND1017 Saxophone Orchestra 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND1016 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND2016 Saxophone Orchestra 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND1017 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND2017 Saxophone Orchestra 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND2016 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND3018 Saxophone Orchestra 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND2017 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND3019 Saxophone Orchestra 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND3018 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND4030 Saxophone Orchestra 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND3019 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND4031 Saxophone Orchestra 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND4030 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.

Historical Performance

EMUS1661 Early Keyboard Class 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Assessment: One 10-minute mid semester and end of semester exam - covering the performance of three works as well as a 1000-word written assignment or equivalent spoken presentation on a topic related to the repertoire (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will develop musical ideas and basic technical skills to play the clavichord, harpsichord and chamber organ repertoire in a chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting. Students will also study and gain experience of basso-continuo techniques, figured-bass realisation, improvisation and tuning.
EMUS1662 Early Keyboard Class 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Prerequisites: EMUS1661 Assessment: One 10-minute mid semester and end of semester exam - covering the performance of three works as well as a 1000-word written assignment or equivalent spoken presentation on a topic related to the repertoire (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will further develop musical ideas and technical skills to play the harpsichord and will be introduced to the 18th-century fortepiano in a chosen program of study. There is a strong focus on Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application, and students will also develop strategies to be self-correcting within practice. Students will study and gain experience of improvisation and cadenza writing.
EMUS2663 Early Keyboard Class 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Prerequisites: EMUS1662 Assessment: One 10-minute mid semester and end of semester exam - covering the performance of three works as well as a 1000-word written assignment or equivalent spoken presentation on a topic related to the repertoire (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will further develop musical ideas and technical skills to play Classical repertoire on the clavichord and fortepiano in an advanced chosen program of study. There is a strong focus on historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application, and students will also develop strategies to be self-correcting within practice.
EMUS2664 Early Keyboard Class 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Prerequisites: EMUS2663 Assessment: One 10-minute mid semester and end of semester exam - covering the performance of three works as well as a 1000-word written assignment or equivalent spoken presentation on a topic related to the repertoire (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will further develop musical ideas and technical skills to play Classical and Romantic repertoire on 18th- and 19th-century fortepianos in an advanced chosen program of study. There is a strong focus on historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application, and students will also develop strategies to be self-correcting within practice.
EMUS1670 Pre-Baroque Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar per week (12 weeks per semester) Assessment: Tutorial participation and preparation (50%); Spoken presentation (25%); Performance Exam (25%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit of Study will give vocal and instrumental students both theoretical and practical experience in pre-Baroque European music. Students will examine the basics of sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century performance practice, discover how the sixteenth-century musical mind approached art, and understand how perceptions of the music of this period are coloured by modern aesthetics. Students will learn about and apply practices elucidated in a range of historical written texts to sacred and secular ensemble music of the era, using historically appropriate instruments and/or techniques.
EMUS2500 Historically Informed Style Workshop

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr workshop/seminar per week, 3 x 1.5hr individual reading per semester Assessment: 1 x 1000wd romantic style report (20%), 1 x 1000wd classical style report (20%), 1 x final lecture presentation (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study presents students with an opportunity to learn the theory and to experience the nuts and bolts of historically informed performance (HIP). Today's performers need to be able to navigate their way through a wide variety of styles, genres and modes of performance. HIP is a growth area globally, which influences the style of performance of period and modern instrument ensembles and vocalists. Here in Australia, for example, the ACO requires its members to have a keen awareness of HIP conventions in repertoire ranging from 1600-1900. Students will explore readings from primary and secondary written sources, recordings (including historical recordings) and will learn how to apply their findings to repertoire spanning the high-Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. Mini-lectures are combined with demonstrations of HIP style, peer-led discussions and practical workshops.

Jazz Performance

Jazz Improvisation
JAZZ1007 Jazz Improvisation 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week Prerequisites: JAZZ1601 Assessment: Class tests (60%), Participation (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This class covers improvisation techniques including identification of key centres, selection of appropriate scales and other melodic considerations, rhythmic considerations and accuracy of time and pitch. A list of set repertoire will be provided.
JAZZ2006 Jazz Improvisation 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week Prerequisites: JAZZ1007 Assessment: Class tests (60%), Participation (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This class covers improvisation techniques including identification of key centres, selection of appropriate scales and other melodic considerations, rhythmic considerations and accuracy of time and pitch. A list of set repertoire will be provided.
JAZZ2007 Jazz Improvisation 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week Prerequisites: JAZZ2006 Assessment: Class tests (60%), Participation (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This class covers improvisation techniques including identification of key centres, selection of appropriate scales and other melodic considerations, rhythmic considerations and accuracy of time and pitch. A list of set repertoire will be provided.
Jazz Piano
JAZZ1025 Jazz Piano 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Assumed knowledge: To have a basic understanding of the names of the notes on a piano keyboard, and to have an understanding and basic ability to be able to read music notation in treble and bass clefs Assessment: Short technical exam (10%) week 3; Repertory exam weeks 8 and 9 (40%) ; Detailed repertoire exam (40%) - weeks 10, 11 and 12; Overall progress and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will focus on basic keyboard technique as well as jazz chord progressions and voicings in small classes with students of like abilities. Students are assessed on their rate of progress by demonstrating successful completion of pieces and exercises. At the end of semester examinations, students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the chords and voice leading of the selected repertoire. An introduction to playing chords of tunes of the jazz repertoire. An introduction to playing diatonic cycle harmony. An introduction into jazz rhythmic articulations.
JAZZ1026 Jazz Piano 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1025 Assumed knowledge: Jazz quaver articulation. Chord tones. Ability to play the diatonic cycle harmony, 12 bar blues and ii-V-I progressions. Assessment: Short technical exam (10%), week 3; Repertory exam weeks 8 and 9 (40%) ; Detailed repertoire exam (40%) - weeks 10, 11 and 12; Overall progress and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Consolidation and development of concepts and skills introduced in Jazz Piano 1. Applying A/B chord voicings and Drop 2 chord voicings to Jazz Standards.
JAZZ2022 Jazz Piano 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1026 Assumed knowledge: Jazz quaver articulation; chord tones, to play 4-5 jazz standards reading from leadsheets with logical voicing. Ability to play the diatonic cycle harmony, 12 bar blues and ii V I progressions Assessment: Short technical exam (10%) week 3; Repertorie exam weeks 8 and 9 (40%) ; Detailed repertoire exam (40%) - weeks 10, 11 and 12; General knowledge progress (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Consolidation and further development of concepts and skills introduced in Jazz Piano 2. 'Call and Response' rhythm playing; Modal harmony; ii V I progression voicings.
JAZZ2023 Jazz Piano 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2022 Assumed knowledge: Jazz quaver articulation. Chord tones. A knowledge of at least 6-8 jazz standards, and the ability to play these tunes from memory or from leadsheets, producing logical and creative harmonic voice leading. Ability to play the diatonic cycle harmony, 12 bar blues, ii V I progressions, and interpret voice leading from reading chord symbols on leadsheets. Assessment: 15 min technical exam (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Consolidation and further development of concepts and skills introduced in Jazz Piano 3. Variations of the jazz standard repertoire are examined, and interpreted by reading lead sheets. Chord voicings are memorized. Australian jazz repertoire and jazz piano composition is explored.
Rhythm Awareness and Analysis
JAZZ3301 Rhythm Awareness/Analysis

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Simon Barker Session: Semester 1 Classes: 12 x 2 hour lectures Assessment: Class assessment 1 (20%); Class assessment 2 (20%); Rhythmic analysis (40%); Class assessment 3 (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Non-Jazz degree students may take this unit after completion of their Principal Study 4 with the approval of the Unit Coordinator.
This unit of study is an elective course in rhythm that introduces students to a broad range of material, including case studies of influential local and international approaches to rhythm construction, and overviews of various rhythmic traditions from Asia, Latin America, the USA, Africa, and India. Without doubt, rhythm has become the primary organisational tool in contemporary jazz performance, with many of the world's most influential jazz artists now employing complex rhythmic structures, odd-time signatures, odd-rhythmic groupings, metric modulations, as well as rhythmic models from traditional music styles, as basic structural frameworks and improvisational prompts.
Jazz Vocal Workshop
JAZZ2030 Jazz Vocal Workshop 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during classes (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course aims to help students develop their skills with listening, part-singing (SATB), pitch awareness, intervallic accuracy, internal balance, use of dynamics, breathing, posture, general musicianship and performance.
JAZZ2031 Jazz Vocal Workshop 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2030 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during classes (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Consolidation and development of content introduced in Jazz Vocal Workshop 1.

Orchestral Studies

ENSE1618 Orchestral Studies 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Roger Benedict Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 hours/ week ensemble rehearsal and performance, audition and developmental classes as scheduled by the unit. Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.
ENSE1619 Orchestral Studies 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Roger Benedict Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 hours/ week ensemble rehearsal and performance, audition and developmental classes as scheduled by the unit. Prerequisites: ENSE1618 Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.
ENSE2005 Orchestral Studies 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Roger Benedict Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 hours/ week ensemble rehearsal and performance, audition and developmental classes as scheduled by the unit. Prerequisites: ENSE1619 Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.
ENSE2016 Orchestral Studies 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Roger Benedict Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 hours/ week ensemble rehearsal and performance, audition and developmental classes as scheduled by the unit. Prerequisites: ENSE2005 Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.
ENSE3017 Orchestral Studies 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Roger Benedict Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 hours/ week ensemble rehearsal and performance, audition and developmental classes as scheduled by the unit. Prerequisites: ENSE2016 Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.
ENSE3018 Orchestral Studies 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Roger Benedict Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 hours/ week ensemble rehearsal and performance, audition and developmental classes as scheduled by the unit. Prerequisites: ENSE3017 Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.
ENSE4021 Orchestral Studies 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Roger Benedict Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 hours/ week ensemble rehearsal and performance, audition and developmental classes as scheduled by the unit. Prerequisites: ENSE3018 Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.
ENSE4022 Orchestral Studies 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Roger Benedict Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 hours/ week ensemble rehearsal and performance, audition and developmental classes as scheduled by the unit. Prerequisites: ENSE4021 Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook.. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.
Orchestral Studies for Specialised Instruments
ENSE1018 Orchestral Experience 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Roger Benedict Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Up to 6 hrs/wk - Sectional classes, ensemble rehearsals and 2 public performances. Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.
ENSE1022 Orchestral Experience 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Roger Benedict Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Up to 6 hrs/wk - sectional classes, ensemble rehearsals and 2 public performances. Prerequisites: ENSE1018 Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will develop the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance. As well as sound production and projection, articulation, rhythmic control and characterization, students will learn about preparation, teamwork, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct.
Organ Resources
ORGN1008 Organ Resources 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Philip Swanton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Assessment: Essay (2000w) or prac tests (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit will focus on the development of essential practical skills for organists.
ORGN1009 Organ Resources 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Philip Swanton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: ORGN1008 Assessment: Essay (2000w) or prac tests (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Consolidation of concepts and skills introduced in Organ Resources 1.
ORGN2008 Organ Resources 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Philip Swanton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: ORGN1009 Assessment: Essay (2000w) or prac tests (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit will focus on the development of essential practical skills for organists.
ORGN2009 Organ Resources 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Philip Swanton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: ORGN2008 Assessment: Essay (2000w) or prac tests (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Consolidation of concepts and skills introduced in Organ Resources 3.
Woodwind Classes
WIND2018 Woodwind Class 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lecture/week Assessment: Assessment: Written Assignment (40%), Written Assignment (40%), Classwork (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Woodwind Class Units of Study support the attainment of excellence in woodwind performance practice through exploration of topics related to instrument mastery including; practice methods, breathing technique, posture, stagecraft and musical expression. The class provides an opportunity for students to receive feedback and to share their knowledge as they develop repertoire for performance. Written assignments are closely aligned with specialist woodwind performance topics.
WIND2019 Woodwind Class 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: WIND2018 Assessment: Written Assignment (40%), Written Assignment (40%), Classwork (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Woodwind Class Units of Study support the attainment of excellence in woodwind performance practice through exploration of topics related to instrument mastery including; practice methods, breathing technique, posture, stagecraft and musical expression. The class provides an opportunity for students to receive feedback and to share their knowledge as they develop repertoire for performance. Written assignments are closely aligned with specialist woodwind performance topics.
WIND3020 Woodwind Class 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: WIND2019 Assessment: Written Assignment (40%), Written Assignment (40%), Classwork (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Woodwind Class Units of Study support the attainment of excellence in woodwind performance practice through exploration of topics related to instrument mastery including; practice methods, breathing technique, posture, stagecraft and musical expression. The class provides an opportunity for students to receive feedback and to share their knowledge as they develop repertoire for performance. Written assignments are closely aligned with specialist woodwind performance topics.
WIND3021 Woodwind Class 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: WIND3020 Assessment: Written Assignment (40%), Written Assignment (40%), Classwork (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Woodwind Class Units of Study support the attainment of excellence in woodwind performance practice through exploration of topics related to instrument mastery including; practice methods, breathing technique, posture, stagecraft and musical expression. The class provides an opportunity for students to receive feedback and to share their knowledge as they develop repertoire for performance. Written assignments are closely aligned with specialist woodwind performance topics.
WIND3036 Woodwind Class 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: WIND3021 Assessment: Written Assignment (40%), Written Assignment (40%), Classwork (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Woodwind Class Units of Study support the attainment of excellence in woodwind performance practice through exploration of topics related to instrument mastery including; practice methods, breathing technique, posture, stagecraft and musical expression. The class provides an opportunity for students to receive feedback and to share their knowledge as they develop repertoire for performance. Written assignments are closely aligned with specialist woodwind performance topics.
WIND3037 Woodwind Class 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: WIND3036 Assessment: Written Assignment (40%), Written Assignment (40%), Classwork (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Woodwind Class Units of Study support the attainment of excellence in woodwind performance practice through exploration of topics related to instrument mastery including; practice methods, breathing technique, posture, stagecraft and musical expression. The class provides an opportunity for students to receive feedback and to share their knowledge as they develop repertoire for performance. Written assignments are closely aligned with specialist woodwind performance topics.

Composer Performer Workshop

CMPN3000 Composer Performer Workshop 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Michael Smetanin Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr workshop/wk Assessment: For composers: Professional approach in workshops (60%) and CPW concert attendance, submission of program notes and 2 copies of each score to be played, concert management duties such as stage managing and preparation of programs and publicity (40%). For performers: Professional approach in workshops (50%), Performance at the CPW concerts (30%), Classroom presentation of instrumental techniques (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Composer Performer Workshop provides both composers and performers with the opportunity to work together in the performance of new and experimental works.
CMPN3001 Composer Performer Workshop 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Michael Smetanin Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr workshop/wk Prerequisites: CMPN3000 Assessment: For composers: Professional approach in workshops (60%) and CPW concert attendance, submission of program notes and 2 copies of each score to be played, concert management duties such as stage managing and preparation of programs and publicity (40%). For performers: Professional approach in workshops (50%), Performance at the CPW concerts (30%), Classroom presentation of instrumental techniques (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Composer Performer Workshop provides both composers and performers with the opportunity to work together in the performance of new and experimental works.
CMPN4000 Composer Performer Workshop 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Michael Smetanin Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr workshop/wk Prerequisites: CMPN3001 Assessment: For composers: Professional approach in workshops (60%) and CPW concert attendance, submission of program notes and 2 copies of each score to be played, concert management duties such as stage managing and preparation of programs and publicity (40%). For performers: Professional approach in workshops (50%), Performance at the CPW concerts (30%), Classroom presentation of instrumental techniques (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Composer Performer Workshop provides both composers and performers with the opportunity to work together in the performance of new and experimental works.
CMPN4001 Composer Performer Workshop 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Michael Smetanin Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr workshop/wk Prerequisites: CMPN4000 Assessment: For composers: Professional approach in workshops (60%) and CPW concert attendance, submission of program notes and 2 copies of each score to be played, concert management duties such as stage managing and preparation of programs and publicity (40%). For performers: Professional approach in workshops (50%), Performance at the CPW concerts (30%), Classroom presentation of instrumental techniques (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Composer Performer Workshop provides both composers and performers with the opportunity to work together in the performance of new and experimental works.

Popular and Contemporary Performance

ENSE1311 Tango Ensemble

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr rehearsal/masterclass per week Assessment: Contribution, participation and engagement with during rehearsals and masterclasses (70%), public performance (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: entry by audition only
Tango has become an internationally acclaimed musical and dance form, which in 2009 now received intangible cultural heritage status by UNESCO. Unfortunately, Hollywood caricatures of this rich and complex artform persists today, substantially undermining the breadth and quality of its educational and musical potential. Tango Ensemble represents a thorough exploration of seminal repertoire selected from its 120-year history, drawing from a number of sub-genres and musical periods namely, Vieja Guardia, Nueva Guardia, Nuevo Tango and today. This unit of study will seek to teach students to appreciate and execute the complex and subtle performance practices that define the various currents and innovations of each of these periods. The genre-specific interpretation of traditional Western notation and notational innovations, will be explored in relation to inherent values of solo and ensemble performance. Of particular importance are the various practices concerning articulation, phrasing, expression and syncopations. This unit is open to all instruments but requires an audition.
MUSC1300 Popular Music Ensemble

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jade O'Regan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr workshop/week Assessment: 12 x weekly preparation and participation (40%), 1 x 1000w song analysis essay (30%), 1 x performance reflection log Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Today, the broad variety of music the professional musician is likely to encounter requires an awareness and practical familiarity with a wide range of popular music genre conventions and contemporary approaches to rhythm. This course provides students with a range of expressive tools that allow them to confidently engage with popular music genres and rhythms. In this unit students will undertake intensive rhythmic awareness training and limited group tuition on one musical instrument (student to provide). They will be guided in playing the instrument in an ensemble, and will participate in ensemble performances. Through seminar-style workshops of selected covers, they will begin to develop a broad understanding of popular music rhythms, instrumentation, ensembles, and musical structures, thus enhancing their knowledge of recorded popular music history and its extensive and diverse musical genres.
MUSC2612 Music Performance

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 3hr class/week Assessment: solo performances (40%); ensemble performances (15%); collaborative seminar presentation (15%); critical and evaluative notes (20%); participation and contribution during course and final public concert (10%); Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Audition Requirements: 2 contrasting pieces (or excerpts) totalling 5 minutes and a brief interview. Must have 18 credit points of 1000-level units from any discipline or faculty.
This unit of study offers an integrated approach to live music performance that includes practical and research components. Students participate in solo and ensemble situations in weekly in-class concerts. Constructive feedback by peers is a significant part of this course and participants trace their own development in weekly reflective journals. Music of all genres (including classical, experimental, popular, jazz and world music), instruments and voice types are accepted, and collaboration across musical traditions is strongly encouraged. A number of seminars dealing with specific key issues are interspersed throughout this unit of study, including performance stress, technical and psychological preparation, ensemble communication and audience perception. Auditions are held during O-Week. This audition consists of two contrasting pieces and a short interview. To be offered an audition, please enroll in this unit of study before O-Week and you will be automatically contacted with all relevant details. If you enroll during or after O-Week, please email the unit coordinator to arrange an alternative audition time.
MUSC2613 Music Ensembles Performance

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3 hour class per week Prerequisites: MUSC2612 Assessment: Ensemble performances (50%); seminar presentation (20%); media release/programme note/review of a performance (10%); participation and contribution (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Ensemble Performance builds on the experience and skills cultivated in Music Performance. Students participate regularly in weekly rehearsal-workshops where ideas are tried out with the participation of peers and the Unit of Study coordinator. Students participate in various ensembles of different sizes, collaborating in a multiplicity of musical genres. This is a highly practical and challenging subject that encourages students to collaborate in a supportive and productive environment. Ensemble Performance culminates with a large-scale public performance in a public venue.

Recital Preparation

CPNO3611 Recital Preparation 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8hrs/semester Assessment: Based on attendance, participation, performance and preparation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This subject is only available to students enrolled in principal study 6 or 8 Extended or by special permission from the UoS coordinator.
The purpose of each of the independent recital preparation units of study is to develop the range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be professional performers in an ensemble situation. Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation. Through recital repertoire chosen by the student and the principal study teacher at the beginning of the semester, students will learn practical application of elements of preparation and performance including appropriate recital structure, issues in collaborative performance, strategies for improvement in accuracy of rhythmic and intonation control, ethics and professional conduct of a musician. Students must abide by the recital preparation attendance and rehearsal policy of the Collaborative Piano division.
CPNO3612 Recital Preparation 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8hrs/semester Assessment: based on attendance, participation, performance and preparation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This subject is only available to students enrolled in principal study 6 or 8 Extended or by special permission from the UoS coordinator.
The purpose of each of the independent recital preparation units of study is to develop the range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be professional performers in an ensemble situation. Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation. Through recital repertoire chosen by the student and the principal study teacher at the beginning of the semester, students will learn practical application of elements of preparation and performance including appropriate recital structure, issues in collaborative performance, strategies for improvement in accuracy of rhythmic and intonation control, ethics and professional conduct of a musician. Students must abide by the recital preparation attendance and rehearsal policy of the Collaborative Piano division.
CPNO3613 Recital Preparation 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8hrs/semester Assessment: based on attendance, participation, performance and preparation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This subject is only available to students enrolled in principal study 6 or 8 Extended or by special permission from the UoS coordinator.
The purpose of each of the independent recital preparation units of study is to develop the range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be professional performers in an ensemble situation. Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation. Through recital repertoire chosen by the student and the principal study teacher at the beginning of the semester, students will learn practical application of elements of preparation and performance including appropriate recital structure, issues in collaborative performance, strategies for improvement in accuracy of rhythmic and intonation control, ethics and professional conduct of a musician. Students must abide by the recital preparation attendance and rehearsal policy of the Collaborative Piano division.

Vocal Studies

VSAO1211 Italian Essentials for Singers

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Anke Hoeppner-Ryan Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3hr lecture/week Assessment: 4 x text analysis assignments (30%), 2 x online exercises (10%), 1 x 1hr written exam (30%), 1 x 2hr practical exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the specialist language needs of the vocal performer, with the objective of students achieving basic Italian language and lyric diction skills. The students will be introduced to Italian grammar including music and voice-specific vocabulary and the phonetics of Modern Italian through familiarisation with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). There will be an emphasis on the student's ability to introduce themselves and their music programs to an audience, talk to fellow students about singing, the practice of IPA transcriptions, and the performance of Italian Songs commensurate with the vocal skill level of each student.
VSAO1212 German Essentials for Singers

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Anke Hoeppner-Ryan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 3hr lecture/week Assessment: 1 x individual written assignment (40%), 1 x group presentation (30%), 1 x 45min listening exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the specialist language needs of the vocal performer, with the objective of students achieving basic German language and lyric diction skills. The students will be introduced to German grammar including music and voice-specific vocabulary and the phonetics of Modern German through familiarisation with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). There will be an emphasis on the student's ability to introduce themselves and their music programs to an audience, talk to fellow students about singing, the practice of IPA transcriptions, and the performance of German Songs commensurate with the vocal skill level of each student.
Textbooks
Wall, Joan. Diction for Singers: A Concise Reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French and Spanish Pronunciation. Dallas: Pst.Inc, 1990.
VSAO1300 Classical Singer's Repertoire Book

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture/week, 1 x 1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1 x individual written assignment (30%), 1 x group presentation (30%), 1 x 45min listening exam (30%), and class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course provides an overview of major types of Western Classical solo vocal repertoire, from approximately 1600 to the present. It traces the evolution of important formal and stylistic commonalities and differences between individual composers and national characteristics. The course encourages students at a foundational level to recognise, analyse and culturally contextualise the forms they are performing and listening to.
VSAO2313 French Essentials for Singers

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Anke Hoeppner-Ryan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 hours language and phonation seminar/week Assessment: Oral and written exam (40%), text analyses (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the specialist language needs of the vocal performer, with the objective of students achieving basic French language and lyric diction skills. The students will be introduced to French grammar including music and voice-specific vocabulary and the phonetics of Modern French through familiarization with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). There will be an emphasis on the student's ability to introduce themselves and their music programs to an audience, talk to fellow students about singing, the practice of IPA transcriptions, and the performance of French Songs commensurate with the vocal skill level of each student.
Textbooks
Wall, Joan. Diction for Singers: A Concise Reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French and Spanish Pronunciation. Dallas: Pst.Inc, 1990. Grubb, Thomas and Pierre Bernac. Singing in French: A Manual of French Diction and French Vocal Repertoire. New York: Schirmer Books, 1979.
VSAO3645 Diction for Performance 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Anke Hoeppner-Ryan Session: Semester 2 Classes: 4 classes 2 hours/wk Practical Work Assessment: Class discussion (10%), 2 scheduled in-class performances (40%), exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit the students will concentrate on the specialist language needs of the vocal performer, with the objective of students achieving a professional command of diction in English, French, German and Italian. The focus in this unit is producing performance in song repertoire that results from the appreciation of the text-music relationship. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate correct interpretation and delivery of the text.
VSAO3646 Diction for Performance 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Anke Hoeppner-Ryan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 4 classes 2 hours/wk Practical Work Prerequisites: VSAO3645 Assessment: Class discussion (10%), 2 scheduled in-class performances (40%), exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit the students will continue to develop specialist language skills required by singers, with the objective of students achieving a professional command of diction in the main languages of classical song repertoire. The focus in this unit is producing performance in song repertoire that results from a greater appreciation of the text-music relationship. On completion of this unit students should be able to further demonstrate correct delivery and expressive interpretation of the text.
VSAO4647 Diction for Performance 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Anke Hoeppner-Ryan Session: Semester 2 Classes: 4 classes 2 hours/wk Practical Work Prerequisites: VSAO3646 Assessment: Class discussion (10%), 2 scheduled in-class performances (40%), exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit the students will refine the specialist language needs of singers, with the objective of students achieving a professional command of diction in all major languages of classical song repertoire. On completion of this unit students should be able to deliver a professional delivery of the text in more demanding repertoire in a fluent, accurate and expressive performance of the sung text.
VSAO4648 Diction for Performance 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Anke Hoeppner-Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 classes 2 hours/wk Practical Work Prerequisites: VSAO4647 Assessment: Class discussion (10%), 2 scheduled in-class performances (40%), exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit the students will bring together all language skills acquired during the diction program. Their command of diction in a number of languages including English, French, German and Italian will be explored with a specific focus on the appreciation of the text-music relationship. On completion of this unit students should be able to exhibit a high level of technical and expressive competence in public performances of professional standard.