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MUSC2612: Music Performance

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Analysis, History and Cultural Studies

Code MUSC2612
Academic unit Analysis, History and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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 an area of interest in public performance which impacts your own curation and artistry as a musician

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Departmental permission requirements

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Additional advice

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.