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PERF3609: Chinese Music Ensemble 6 (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 strong foundation in Chinese music performance, and be supported to develop their own Chinese music practice-based research portfolio. 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 PERF3609
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 a practice-based research portfolio, undertake necessary research, and devise suitable method for presentation
  • LO4. act, understand, and take an emerging leading role in conveying to others, musical practices that illustrate clear awareness of musical and cultural diversity
  • LO5. demonstrate an emerging ability to combine research and performance through reflecting on individual musical strengths and interests

Unit outlines

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