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PERF2604: Chinese Music Ensemble 1

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.

Code PERF2604
Academic unit Performance Studies
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate improved musical performance skills and, for many of you, the ability to play a new instrument
  • LO2. demonstrate greater knowledge of the music and musical aesthetics of China, and particularly the music of the Han majority
  • LO3. demonstrate enhanced awareness of musical diversity
  • LO4. have gained additional experience and skills in understanding and reflecting upon new musical experiences.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.