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PERF3608: Chinese Music Ensemble 5 (Advanced)

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.

Code PERF3608
Academic unit Performance Studies
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate further improvement in musical performance skills and advanced proficiency on one traditional Chinese instrument
  • LO2. exhibit advanced skills in playing the instrument with and leading others in an ensemble context
  • LO3. demonstrate, with guidance, the ability to plan, undertake and present results of an individual small research project on Chinese music
  • LO4. act, understand, and take a emerging leading role in conveying to others, musical practices that illustrate clear awareness of musical and cultural diversity
  • LO5. demonstrate and articulate individual reflection on new musical experiences

Unit outlines

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