• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Paul McMahon
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    See Future Offerings

Within this course students will be provided with opportunities to develop skills in music performance. Each Performance course will require students to demonstrate an increasing proficiency in both solo and ensemble music performance. Styles covered can include classical, jazz, contemporary and folk/world music.  Learning and teaching activities will include lectures, small group teaching and ensemble work. Students will be able to access one-to-one tuition, master classes or conferences with School of Music Staff or through a Performance Development Allowance. All students wishing to enrol in these courses must have successfully completed an audition.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate:

  1. sound control of basic technique and attention to, technical challenges presented in the music performed.
  2. a consideration for a basic understanding of the style, character and emotional intent of the music being performed.
  3. basic musicianship and performance presentation skills necessary to communicate effectively to an audience.
  4. the ability to propose a research question and explore the question leading to a performance outcome.
    The student will be able to explain this process and outcome orally or in writing.

Indicative Assessment

Precise details of assessment requirements and criteria vary according to the nature of the instrument / voice, the needs of the student, and the current performance activities of the School.

The Performance Convenor will determine these individual details as appropriate, utilising performance opportunities within the School
or in approved community and professional contexts.

A typical pattern of performance assessment activities consists of:

  • Technical & repertoire assessment appropriate to genre (50%) learning outcomes [1,2,3]
  • Ensemble performance assessment (20%) learning outcomes [1,2,3]
  • Concert practice assessment (20%) learning outcomes [1,2,3]
  • Written / oral research component assessment (10%) learning outcomes [4]

Performance assessment will cover all learning outcomes.

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    10 hours per week over 13 weeks consisting of:

    • 1 hour instrumental /vocal instruction or equivalent approved PDA activity
    •  2 hours performance ensemble
    •  1.5 hours concert practice
    •  1 hour performance seminar
    •  4.5 hours private study

      Requisite and Incompatibility

      To enrol in this course you must studying Bachelor of Music. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed or enrolled in MUSI2220.

      Prescribed Texts

      Supporting written and aural material pertaining to the stylistic specifics of each unit will be prescribed by the lecturer.




      Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

      If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

      Student Contribution Band:
      Unit value:
      6 units

      If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

      Units EFTSL
      6.00 0.12500
      Domestic fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2015 $2604
      International fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2015 $4146
      Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

      Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

      The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
      Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

      First Semester

      Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
      2667 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

      Second Semester

      Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
      2768 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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