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MUSC2612: Music Performance

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.

Code MUSC2612
Academic unit Arts Music
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. curate a live performance appropriate to the genre and style of music being performed in a technically adept manner
  • LO2. distinguish between adequate and inadequate preparation/practice for a performance, and demonstrating the tools for implementing appropriate rehearsal technique
  • LO3. engage an audience with verbal and nonverbal communication skills during a musical performance
  • LO4. develop a unique mode of presentation that is coherent with your personal nature and musical artistry
  • LO5. develop personal and musical confidence as demonstrated in a public performance
  • LO6. be able to critically reflect on one's own performance and that of other students using applied principles of performance practice
  • LO7. analyse and present and area of interest in public performance which impacts your own curation and artistry as a musician

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.