• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Music

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. All students wishing to enrol in this course must have successfully completed an audition.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a very high level of accomplishment, command of instrumental/vocal technique and attention to performance accuracy with a highly distinctive emphasis on the artistic outcome in the music performed;
  2. demonstrate a professional degree of control, subtlety of musical expression and awareness of musical textures, structure, style, character and emotional intent of the music being performed;
  3. clearly emphasise a high-level artistic outcome of a performance that demonstrates the establishment of an individual style;
  4. communicate clearly the creative decisions made in the course of preparing the performance and how these relate to relevant historical traditions or precedents;
  5. provide immediate verbal feedback to a range of performers on their live concert performance; and
  6. demonstrate their continuous development as ensemble performers.

Other Information

Concert Practice

Performing live in a concert can only be learned through actually participating in a concert, not only as a performer, but also as an audience member. As an audience member you learn about live performance from observing a range of live performances and providing live feedback to a range of performers on their live performance. Having an audience changes the dynamic and so it is essential that an audience is present for the live performance. The absence of an audience has a negative impact on the concert practice experience. As such, in order to pass this course students must, unless they have a relevant medical certificate, participate in at least 80% of Concert Practice time by active listening within each performance and offering constructive feedback based on this active listening when called upon to do so.  

Ensemble 

Performing in an ensemble can only be learned through actually participating in an ensemble, and the absence of an ensemble member has a negative impact on the ability not only of themselves but also of each of the other ensemble members to continuously develop as ensemble performers. As such, in order to pass this course students must, unless they have a relevant medical certificate, participate in at least 80% of ensemble rehearsal time. 

Indicative Assessment

  1. 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. Performance assessment will cover all learning outcomes. A typical pattern of performance assessment activities consists of: (null) [LO null]
  2. Extended recital assessment appropriate to genre (50) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Ensemble performance assessment (20) [LO 1,2,3,6]
  4. Concert practice assessment (20) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  5. Written research component assessment, 1000 words (10) [LO 4]

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 66 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of instrumental/vocal instruction, 24 hours of performance ensemble, 18 hours of concert practice and 12 hours of performance seminars; and

b) 194 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Music (MMUSI) or Master of Music (Advanced) (VMUSI). You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MUSI3302

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable.

Assumed Knowledge

Performance standard equivalent of completion of a major in music performance.

Fees

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:
1
Unit value:
12 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
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6240
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $9600
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
3035 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 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
6035 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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