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MCGY1031: Australian Musical Worlds

Embracing popular music, Indigenous music, classical music, and the music of multicultural communities in Australia, this unit offers an introduction not only to diverse musical traditions, but also to themes prevalent in the work of contemporary music scholars. These include gender and identity, ownership and appropriation, reception and transmission, colonialism and Empire, globalisation, modernity, representation, and music and place.

Code MCGY1031
Academic unit Musicology
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a broad understanding of contemporary Australian musical culture through critical discussion (verbally and in writing) of the broad analytical and cultural issues associated with it
  • LO2. identify and understand a number of styles and practices in contemporary Australian and regional musical environments by identifying and analysing specific examples from the relevant repertoire
  • LO3. think critically about texts they encounter in popular and academic commentary on music.
  • LO4. understand and debate important issues in musical and cultural relationships between people and communities in Australia, such as appropriation, ownership, representation, and equity