Master of Music Studies (Performance) units of study

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Master of Music Studies (Performance)

PERF5005 Principal Study 1

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Dean (Learning & Teaching) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13hrs of individual tuition/per semester normally spread over 13 weeks, and attendance and two performances at Performance Seminar or equivalent. Assessment: Teacher assessment according to Unit requirements (40%), Jury examination(40%); performance seminar (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Development of appropriate repertoire, technical skills, musical expression and presentation.
PERF5622 Principal Study 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Dean (Learning & Teaching) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7hrs of individual tuition/per semester normally spread over 13 weeks, and attendance and two performances at Performance Seminar or equivalent. Prerequisites: PERF5005 Corequisites: PERF5620 Assessment: Teacher assessment according to Unit requirements (80%), performance seminar (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Further development of appropriate repertoire, technical skills, musical expression and presentation.
PERF5623 Principal Study 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Dean (Learning & Teaching) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7hrs of instrumental tuition/semester or equivalent, and other supervision and performance as appropriate, including attendance and two performances at Performance Seminar or equivalent. Prerequisites: PERF5622 Corequisites: PERF5621 Assessment: Teacher assessment according to Unit requirements (80%), performance seminar (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Advanced development of appropriate repertoire, technical skills, musical expression and presentation.
PERF5620 Graduate Recital 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Dean (Learning & Teaching) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 hrs of individual tuition/per semester normally spread over 13 weeks with Principal Study teacher. Corequisites: PERF5622 Assessment: 50 minute public recital (90%) (assessed by a panel) plus program notes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students requiring staff accompanists for their recital must enrol in ACCP5300 Graduate Recital Preparation 1
Development of repertoire for recital performance. Through the recital repertoire chosen by the student and the principal study teacher at the beginning of the year, students will learn practical applications of recital preparation and performance, also including appropriate recital structure and professional conduct as a musician.
PERF5621 Graduate Recital 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Dean (Learning & Teaching) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 hrs of individual tuition/per semester normally spread over 13 weeks with Principal Study teacher. Corequisites: PERF5623 Assessment: 50 minute public recital (90%) (assessed by a panel) plus program notes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students requiring staff accompanists for their recital must enrol in ACCP5301 Graduate Recital Preparation 2
Development of repertoire for recital performance. Through the final recital repertoire chosen by the student and the principal study teacher at the beginning of the year, students will learn practical applications of recital preparation and performance, also including appropriate recital structure and professional conduct as a musician.
ACCP5300 Graduate Recital Preparation 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 hrs per semester + Recital performance Assessment: Based on attendance, participation, and professionalism (100%). Details of assessment criteria will be provided by the Coordinator. Students must satisfy the requirement of this Unit of Study before they may present their recital. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit must be taken by all students in Graduate Diploma and Master of Music Studies who require staff accompanists for their recital.
Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation including strategies for improvement of accuracy of rhythmic and intonation control, as well as the ability to perform with commitment and to work effectively with other musicians in the areas of style, interpretation and performance techniques.
ACCP5301 Graduate Recital Preparation 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 hrs per semester + Recital performance Assessment: Based on attendance, participation, and professionalism (100%). Details of assessment criteria will be provided by the Coordinator. Students must satisfy the requirement of this Unit of Study before they may present their recital. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit must be taken by all students in the Master of Music Studies who require staff accompanists for their recital.
Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation including strategies for improvement of accuracy of rhythmic and intonation control, as well as the ability to perform with commitment and to work effectively with other musicians in the areas of style, interpretation and performance techniques.
ENSE5320 Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Anna Reid Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Participation in conducted ensemble groups such as Orchestra, Early Music Ensemble, Modern Music Ensemble, Jazz Big Band, Choir, Saxophone Orchestra, Wind Symphony or Gamelan. Assessment: Assessment will be based on the student's contribution to the ensemble including preparation for auditions and rehearsals, and evidence of professional attitudes and attributes during rehearsal and performance (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Ensemble units provide students with opportunities to participate in the types of conducted ensembles in which they may seek future employment.
ENSE5321 Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Anna Reid Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Participation in conducted ensemble groups such as Orchestra, Early Music Ensemble, Modern Music Ensemble, Jazz Big Band, Choir, Saxophone Orchestra, Wind Symphony or Gamelan. Prerequisites: ENSE5320 Assessment: Assessment will be based on the student's contribution to the ensemble including preparation for auditions and rehearsals, and evidence of professional attitudes and attributes during rehearsal and performance (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Ensemble units provide students with opportunities to participate in the types of conducted ensembles in which they may seek future employment.
ENSE5322 Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Anna Reid Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Participation in conducted ensemble groups such as Orchestra, Early Music Ensemble, Modern Music Ensemble, Jazz Big Band, Choir, Saxophone Orchestra, Wind Symphony or Gamelan. Prerequisites: ENSE5321 Assessment: Assessment will be based on the student's contribution to the ensemble including preparation for auditions and rehearsals, and evidence of professional attitudes and attributes during rehearsal and performance (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Ensemble units provide students with opportunities to participate in the types of conducted ensembles in which they may seek future employment.
ENSE5015 Graduate Ensemble 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Anna Reid Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Participation in orchestral, chamber music ensembles or equivalent. Assessment: Two progress reports per semester (2x50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These ensemble units are available only to students enrolled in the Accompaniment, Repetiteur or Jazz students streams.
The aim of Graduate Ensemble is to provide students with opportunities to participate in the types of ensembles in which they will seek employment. This includes: knowledge of repertoire; development of ensemble skills; professional practice as a session musician; knowledge of ensemble management and relevant professional expectations.
ENSE5016 Graduate Ensemble 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Anna Reid Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Participation in orchestral, chamber music ensembles or equivalent. Assessment: Two progress reports per semester (2x50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These ensemble units are available only to students enrolled in the Accompaniment, Repetiteur or Jazz streams.
The aim of Graduate Ensemble is to provide students with opportunities to participate in the types of ensembles in which they will seek employment. This includes: knowledge of repertoire; development of ensemble skills; professional practice as a session musician; knowledge of ensemble management and relevant professional expectations.
ENSE5017 Graduate Ensemble 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Anna Reid Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Participation in orchestral, chamber music ensembles or equivalent Assessment: Two progress reports per semester (2x50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These ensemble units are available only to students enrolled in the Accompaniment, Repetiteur or Jazz streams.
The aim of Graduate Ensemble is to provide students with opportunities to participate in the types of ensembles in which they will seek employment. This includes: knowledge of repertoire; development of ensemble skills; professional practice as a session musician; knowledge of ensemble management and relevant professional expectations.
ENSE5330 Graduate Chamber Music 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Barnes Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Six 1 hr tutorials and unit specific seminars as outlined in course handout. Assessment: Tutorials (50%), one performance exam as rostered by unit coordinator (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Chamber music and chamber music skills are studied through the focused engagement with specific repertoire selected by relevant groups of musicians performing without a conductor. Students are assigned a Principal Tutor who will advise of appropriate works and coach the group throughout the semester.
ENSE5331 Graduate Chamber Music 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Barnes Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Six 1 hr tutorials and unit specific seminars as outlined in course handout. Prerequisites: ENSE5330 Assessment: Tutorials (50%), one performance exam as rostered by unit coordinator (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Chamber music and chamber music skills are studied through the focused engagement with specific repertoire selected by relevant groups of musicians performing without a conductor. Students are assigned a Principal Tutor who will advise of appropriate works and coach the group throughout the semester.
KEYB5301 Collaborative Piano 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Gerard Willems Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 workshop/seminars across the semester, as well as regular rehearsals. Assessment: Based on attendance, performance and professional conduct as demonstrated in seminars (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Preparation of sonata and other major repertoire with an instrumentalist or vocalist.
KEYB5302 Collaborative Piano 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Gerard Willems Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 workshop/seminars across the semester, as well as regular rehearsals. Prerequisites: KEYB5301 Assessment: Based on attendance, performance and professional conduct as demonstrated in seminars (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Preparation of sonata and other major repertoire with an instrumentalist or vocalist.
MCGY5610 Research Skills for Music Performance

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Coady Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hr per week seminar or equivalent. Assessment: Assignments include annotated bibliography, program notes, class seminar presentations and short essay. (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students who have already successfully completed a similar course of study may apply to take another Unit of Study in place of this one.
This course is designed to develop students' skills in music information literacy including the finding, surveying and utilising of published information on music; academic writing and referencing; and critical thinking. The course will include discussion of different approaches to preparation of program notes and pre-concert talks, liner notes for recordings, and concert reviews. Students will design and research an individual musical topic which will form the basis for their written and spoken assignments. The seminars culminate with a series of student presentations on these topics. Students may choose to prepare a research proposal if planning to enrol in Dissertation 1. Students may be referred to other University services for further development of writing and other skills. Such courses would be in addition to this Unit of Study.
MCGY5618 Dissertation 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Anna Reid Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hour per week or equivalent being individual supervision and some group meetings if relevant. Prerequisites: MCGY5610 or other approved study. Assessment: Based upon the work carried out during the semester under the direction of the supervisor (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission from the Associate Dean is required to enrol. Either before or during Dissertation 1, students should plan to take relevant courses offered by the University's Learning Centre.
The Dissertation electives provide students in the Master of Music Studies (Performance) program an opportunity to conduct supervised research on a topic chosen in discussion with their supervisor. Successful completion of the Dissertation to a high standard is intended to provide students with the experience necessary to enter into a research degree. During the first semester, the student will commence work on the research project. Normally this will include the preparation of a written proposal and the survey of literature, as well as other work as determined with the supervisor.
MCGY5619 Dissertation 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Anna Reid Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hour per week or equivalent being individual supervision and some group meetings if relevant. Prerequisites: MCGY5618 Assessment: 12,000 - 15,000 word dissertation to be examined by two internal examiners (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Dissertation electives provide an opportunity for students to conduct supervised research on a topic chosen in discussion with their supervisor. Successful completion of the Dissertation to a high standard is intended to provide students with the experience necessary to enter into a research degree. During the second semester, the student will complete the research and dissertation under the direction of the supervisor.
* See also other units of study available for these programs in the Electives list