Music Performance (MUSC2612)


This unit of study offers an integrated approach to live music performance that includes practical and research components. Students participate in solo and ensemble situations in weekly in-class concerts. Constructive feedback by peers is a significant part of this course and participants trace their own development in weekly reflective journals. Music of all genres (including classical, experimental, popular, jazz and world music), instruments and voice types are accepted, and collaboration across musical traditions is strongly encouraged. A number of seminars dealing with specific key issues are interspersed throughout this unit of study, including performance stress, technical and psychological preparation, ensemble communication and audience perception. Auditions are held during 'O Week' and Week 1 of semester. Please contact the Arts Music Unit Student Administration office on 9351 2923 for further information.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


3 contact hours/wk


50 minutes of performance throughout semester (50%); participation and contribution during course and final public concert (20%); seminar presentation (15%); researched critical/programme notes (1200 words) (15%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


18 Junior credit points



Additional Information

Audition Requirements: 2 contrasting pieces (or excerpts) totalling 6 minutes and a brief interview.

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.