Performance for Composers: Percussion 1 (CMPN2000)


This unit of study is designed to enable composers to gain insights into composing for percussion instruments. Knowledge about percussion composition will be facilitated by a 'hands on' approach incorporating basic stick techniques, rudiments, pulse and subdivision and ensemble performance utilizing improvisation and indeterminate notation systems.

Further unit of study information


1hr workshop/wk


Weekly assignments/classroom participation (20%), aural division etude (20%), technical exams (2 x 15%), ensemble composition (30%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.