Performance Electives

Subject details

Other units of study listed in the Core section can also be taken as electives. Elective units require a minimum enrolment number to run.

Performance including Chamber Music and Ensembles

EMUS1670 Pre-Baroque Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Matthew Manchester/Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar per week (12 weeks per semester) Assessment: Tutorial participation and preparation (50%); Spoken presentation (25%); Performance Exam (25%).
This UoS will give vocal and instrumental students both theoretical and practical experience in pre-Baroque European music. Students will examine the basics of sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century performance practice, discover how the sixteenth-century musical mind approached art, and understand how perceptions of the music of this period are coloured by modern aesthetics. Students will learn about and apply practices elucidated in a range of historical written texts to sacred and secular ensemble music of the era, using historically appropriate instruments and/or techniques.
ENSE2300 Gamelan 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Gary Watson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hours per week Assessment: Participation and student contribution (100%)
In this unit of study students learn to perform a repertoire of Balinese pieces of music on the Conservatorium's Balinese gamelan instruments. Through this, they will gain understanding of terminology for Balinese music, Balinese tuning systems, the roles of instruments in the gamelan, and characteristics of Balinese gamelan music. Performative aspects of Balinese music will be experienced and analysed.
ENSE2301 Gamelan 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Gary Watson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week Prerequisites: ENSE2300 Assessment: Participation and student contribution (100%)
In this unit of study students continue to learn to perform a repertoire of Balinese pieces of music on the Conservatorium's Balinese gamelan instruments. Through this, they will build on their knowledge and understanding of terminology for Balinese music, Balinese tuning systems, the roles of instruments in the gamelan, and characteristics of Balinese gamelan music. Performative and creative aspects of Balinese music will be experienced and analysed.
JAZZ3301 Rhythm Awareness/Analysis

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Simon Barker Session: Semester 1 Classes: 12 x 2 hour lectures Prerequisites: JAZZ2604 Assessment: Class assessment 1 (20%); Class assessment 2 (20%); Rhythmic analysis (40%); Class assessment 3 (20%).
Note: Non-Jazz Students may take this unit after completion of their Principal Study 4 with the approval of the Chair of Jazz or Unit Co-Ordinator.
This unit of study is an elective course in rhythm that introduces students to a broad range of material, including case studies of influential local and international approaches to rhythm construction, and overviews of various rhythmic traditions from Asia, Latin America, the USA, Africa, and India. Without doubt, rhythm has become the primary organisational tool in contemporary jazz performance, with many of the world's most influential jazz artists now employing complex rhythmic structures, odd-time signatures, odd-rhythmic groupings, metric modulations, as well as rhythmic models from traditional music styles, as basic structural frameworks and improvisational prompts.

Arts Music Concert Performance

MUSC2612 Music Performance

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 contact hours/week Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points, AND audition Assessment: 50 minutes of performance throughout semester (50%); participation and peer contribution (10%); weekly performance journal (15%); researched programme notes (1200 words) (15%); knowledge test (10%).
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Audition (held in O-Week and Week 1 of semester) : 2 contrasting pieces (or excerpts) totalling 6 minutes and a brief interview. For information please go to http://music.sydney.edu.au/study/areas-of-study/arts-music/ or contact the Arts Music Unit on 9351 2923.
This unit of study is an integrated approach to live music performance that includes practical and research components. Students participate in solo and ensemble situations in weekly lunchtime 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.

Brass Ensemble

BRSS1000 Brass Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Rosse Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS1001 Brass Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Rosse Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS1000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS2000 Brass Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Rosse Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS1001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS2001 Brass Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Rosse Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS2000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS3000 Brass Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Rosse Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS2001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS3001 Brass Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Rosse Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS3000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS4000 Brass Ensemble 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Rosse Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS3001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS4001 Brass Ensemble 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Rosse Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS4000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.

Chamber Music

Students cannot enrol into Chamber Music 5 - 8 until Chamber Music 1 - 4 are completed.
CHMB3305 Chamber Music 5

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: ENSE2004 or CHMB2304 Assessment: Tutorials (50%), one performance exam as rostered by unit coordinator (50%).
Students will be expected to have reached more advanced levels of preparation, rehearsal and performance. They should be studying major repertoire including contemporary and Australian chamber works. Students will not be permitted to continue unless they are in an established group or are able to present a satisfactory group for approval.
CHMB3306 Chamber Music 6

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: ENSE3004 or CHMB3305 Assessment: Tutorials (50%), one performance exam as rostered by unit coordinator (50%).
Groups will be expected to show some initiative in liaising with the profession and the musical community outside the Conservatorium. Emphasis is placed on programming and audience communication through programming and stage performance techniques. Students will be encouraged to investigate new repertoire, commission new works, experiment with programming and promotion and seek out performance opportunities.
CHMB4307 Chamber Music 7

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: ENSE3005 or CHMB3306 Assessment: Tutorials (50%), one performance exam as rostered by unit coordinator (50%).
Students will be encouraged to investigate the depth and breadth of their repertoire and to remedy this where appropriate. The essential techniques of chamber music performance will be re-evaluated in the light of an extended period of study in the previous three years. Groups should seek out opportunities for residencies, festivals, recordings, master classes and other intensive programs. Many will now be in well-established combinations building a professional profile.
CHMB4308 Chamber Music 8

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: ENSE4006 or CHMB4307 Assessment: Tutorials (50%), one performance exam as rostered by unit coordinator (50%).
A final semester of study before students enter the profession or undertake periods of post-graduate study. Repertoire is further extended; works studied earlier may be revisited in the light of more greater experience and maturity. Established groups are encouraged to make their final performance a major public event providing a launch into the profession. Assistance may be given to achieve this.

Choir and Chamber Choir

ENSE1015 Choir 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%).
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE1002 Choir 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE1015 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE1019 Choir 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE1002 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE2003 Choir 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE1019 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE2008 Choir 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE2003 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE3016 Choir 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE2008 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE2012 Choir 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE3016 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE4020 Choir 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE2012 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE1601 Chamber Choir 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%).
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE1602 Chamber Choir 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%).
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE2603 Chamber Choir 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%).
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE2604 Chamber Choir 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%).
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE3605 Chamber Choir 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%).
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE3606 Chamber Choir 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%).
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE4607 Chamber Choir 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%).
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE4608 Chamber Choir 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%).
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.

Conducting

PERF3000 Conducting 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Eduardo Diazmuñoz Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1.5 hr lecture/prac workshop/wk Assessment: Preparation/participation (20%), Continual progress (60%), Written assessment (20%)
Note: To remain in the unit, students must pass an audition in the first week of class. Audition requirements: To demonstrate the beat patterns for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Consolidation of stick and rehearsal techniques with emphasis on gesture and its expression in accordance with the score. Study of styles and interpretation of classical and romantic composers based on scores, recordings and the performance of works in class.
PERF3001 Conducting 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Eduardo Diazmuñoz Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1.5 hr lecture/ prac workshop/wk Prerequisites: PERF3000 Assessment: Preparation/participation (20%), Continual progress (60%), Written assessment (20%)
Note: Students must obtain the level of a credit or higher in Conducting 1 to gain admission
Further development of conducting techniques with emphasis on communication of ideas and expressions through gesture. Score preparation. Discussion of rehearsal techniques and practical exercises with available ensembles.
PERF4000 Conducting 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Eduardo Diazmuñoz Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1.5 hr lecture/prac workshop/wk Prerequisites: PERF3001 Assessment: Preparation/participation (20%), Continual progress (60%), Written assessment (20%)
Note: Students must obtain the level of a credit or higher in Conducting 2 to gain admission
Consolidation of stick and rehearsal techniques with emphasis on gesture and its expression in accordance with the score. Study of styles and interpretation of classical and romantic composers based on scores, recordings and the performance of works in class.
PERF4001 Conducting 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Eduardo Diazmuñoz Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1.5 hr lecture/prac workshop/wk Prerequisites: PERF4000 Assessment: Preparation/participation (20%), Continual progress (60%), Written assessment (20%)
Note: Students must obtain the level of a credit or higher in Conducting 3 to gain admission
Expanding the repertoire through study of works by 19th and 20th century composers. Instructions in conducting opera, ballet and accompanying soloists. Developing skills of conducting and performing contemporary music.

Early Keyboard Class

EMUS1661 Early Keyboard Class 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Assumed knowledge: It is assumed that students have sufficient keyboard skills to perform at least the easiest of J.S. Bach's Two-part Inventions. Assessment: One 10-minute exam at end of semester - performance of three short works, realisation of a figured bass sequence and tuning and a-1000 word written assignment on a topic related to the repertoire (100%).
In this Unit of Study students will develop musical ideas and basic technical skills to play harpsichord repertoire in a chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting. Students will also study and gain experience of basso-continuo techniques, figured-bass realisation, improvisation and tuning.
EMUS1662 Early Keyboard Class 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Prerequisites: EMUS1661 Assessment: One 10-minute exam at end of semester - performance of three short works, composition and performance of a classical cadenza and a 1000-word written assignment on a topic related to the repertoire (100%).
In this unit of study students will develop musical ideas and basic technical skills to play classical repertoire on the fortepiano in a chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting. Students will also study and gain experience of improvisation and cadenza writing.
EMUS2663 Early Keyboard Class 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Prerequisites: EMUS1662 Assessment: One 10-minute exam at end of semester - performance of three short works, realisation of a figured bass sequence and tuning and a 1000-word written assignment on a topic related to the repertoire (100%).
In this Unit of Study students will further develop musical ideas and technical skills to play harpsichord repertoire in an advanced chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting.
EMUS2664 Early Keyboard Class 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Prerequisites: EMUS2663 Assessment: One 10-minute exam at end of semester - performance of three short works, composition and performance of a classical cadenza and a 1000-word written assignment on a topic related to the repertoire (100%).
In this Unit of Study students will further develop musical ideas and basic technical skills to play classical repertoire on the fortepiano in an advanced chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting.

Guitar Ensemble

STRG1039 Guitar Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%).
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG1040 Guitar Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Prerequisites: STRG1039 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%).
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG2035 Guitar Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour rehearsal/week Prerequisites: STRG1040 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances. (100%)
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG2036 Guitar Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Prerequisites: STRG2035 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%).
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG3037 Guitar Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Prerequisites: STRG2036 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%).
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG3038 Guitar Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/week Prerequisites: STRG3037 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%).
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG4041 Guitar Ensemble 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: STRG3038 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%).
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG4042 Guitar Ensemble 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: STRG4041 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%).
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.

Jazz Ensembles

JAZZ1000 Jazz Large Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction. Enrolment is subject to audition.
JAZZ1001 Jazz Large Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ1000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ2002 Jazz Large Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ1001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ2003 Jazz Large Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ2002 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ3002 Jazz Large Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ2003 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ3003 Jazz Large Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ3002 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ4002 Jazz Large Ensemble 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ3003 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ4003 Jazz Large Ensemble 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ4002 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ1029 Jazz Small Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students.
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ1030 Jazz Small Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1029 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble.Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ2026 Jazz Small Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1030 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ2027 Jazz Small Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2026 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format.The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition and availability of places.
JAZZ3012 Jazz Small Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2027 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ3013 Jazz Small Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ3012 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places
JAZZ4014 Jazz Small Ensemble 7

This unit of study is not available in 2014

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ3013 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ4015 Jazz Small Ensemble 8

This unit of study is not available in 2014

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Craig Scott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ4014 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.

Jazz Piano

JAZZ1025 Jazz Piano 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Julie Spithill Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Assessment: 15min technical exam (100%)
Note: This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
This streamed class is available to all Conservatorium students as a free choice.The course will focus on basic keyboard technique as well as jazz chord progressions and voicings in small classes with students of like abilities. Students are assessed on their rate of progress by demonstrating successful completion of pieces and exercises. At the end of year examinations, students are required to demonstrate scales, chords, voicings, bass lines and comping.
JAZZ1026 Jazz Piano 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Julie Spithill Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1025 Assessment: 15min technical exam (100%)
Note: This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Consolidation and development of concepts and skills introduced in Jazz Piano 1.
JAZZ2022 Jazz Piano 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Julie Spithill Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1026 Assessment: 15 min technical exam (100%)
Note: This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Consolidation and further development of concepts and skills introduced in Jazz Piano 2.
JAZZ2023 Jazz Piano 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Julie Spithill Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2022 Assessment: 15 min technical exam (100%)
Note: This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Consolidation and further development of concepts and skills introduced in Jazz Piano 3.

Jazz Vocal Workshop

JAZZ2030 Jazz Vocal Workshop 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Judy Bailey Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during classes (100%)
This course aims to help students develop their skills with listening, part-singing (SATB), pitch awareness, intervallic accuracy, internal balance, use of dynamics, breathing, posture, general musicianship and performance.
JAZZ2031 Jazz Vocal Workshop 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Judy Bailey Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2030 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during classes (100%)
Consolidation and development of content introduced in Jazz Vocal Workshop 1.

Orchestral Studies for Specialised Instruments

ENSE1018 Orchestral Experience 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Chair of Unit Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Up to 6 hrs/wk - Sectional classes, ensemble rehearsals and 2 public performances. Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is only open for pianists and other specialised instruments assisting with/performing in limited orchestral repertoire. Please see your Chair of Unit if you wish to enrol in this unit. Concurrent enrolment in a non-orchestral instrument.
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will learn the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance including refining intonation, tone control, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct of an orchestral musician.
ENSE1022 Orchestral Experience 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Chair of Unit Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Up to 6 hrs/wk - sectional classes, ensemble rehearsals and 2 public performances. Prerequisites: ENSE1018 Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is only open for pianists and other specialised instruments assisting with/performing in limited orchestral repertoire. Please see your Chair of Unit if you wish to enrol in this unit. Concurrent enrolment in a non-orchestral instrument.
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will learn the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance including refining intonation, tone control, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct of an orchestral musician.

Recital Preparation

ACCP3611 Recital Preparation 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 hrs per semester Assessment: Based on attendance, participation, performance and preparation (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This subject is only available to BMusPerf and Dip Mus students with Departmental Permission.
The purpose of each of the independent recital preparation units of study is to develop the range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be professional performers particularly in an ensemble situation. Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation. Through recital repertoire chosen by the student and the principal study teacher at the beginning of the semester, students will learn practical application of elements of recital preparation and performance including appropriate recital structure, issues in collaborative performance, strategies for improvement of accuracy of rhythmic and intonation control, ethics and professional conduct of a musician. Students must abide by the recital preparation attendance and rehearsal policy of the Ensemble Studies Unit.
ACCP3612 Recital Preparation 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 hrs per semester Assessment: Based on attendance, participation, performance and preparation (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This subject is only available to BMusPerf and Dip Mus students with Departmental Permission.
The purpose of each of the independent recital preparation units of study is to develop the range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be professional performers, particularly in an ensemble situation. Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation. Students must abide by the recital preparation attendance and rehearsal policy of the Ensemble Studies Unit.
ACCP3613 Recital Preparation 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 hrs per semester Assessment: Based on attendance, participation, performance and preparation (100%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This subject is only available to BMusPerf and Dip Mus students with Departmental Permission.
The purpose of each of the independent recital preparation units of study is to develop the range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be professional performers, particularly in an ensemble situation. Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation. Students must abide by the recital preparation attendance and rehearsal policy of the Ensemble Studies Unit.

Saxophone Orchestra

WIND1016 Saxophone Orchestra 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%).
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND1017 Saxophone Orchestra 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND1016 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%).
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND2016 Saxophone Orchestra 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND1017 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%).
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND2017 Saxophone Orchestra 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND2016 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%).
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND3018 Saxophone Orchestra 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND2017 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%).
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND3019 Saxophone Orchestra 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND3018 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%).
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND4030 Saxophone Orchestra 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND3019 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%).
This unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND4031 Saxophone Orchestra 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND4030 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%).
This unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.

Strings Performance Class

STRG1015 Strings Performance Class 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Assessment: 1. A minimum of 2 performances per semester (80%); 2. Attendance/ Participation (20%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG1016 Strings Performance Class 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG1015 Assessment: 1. A minimum of 2 performances per semester (80%); 2. Attendance/ Participation (20%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG2014 Strings Performance Class 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG1016 Assessment: 1. A minimum of 2 performances per semester (80%); 2. Attendance/ Participation (20%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG2015 Strings Performance Class 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG2014 Assessment: 1. A minimum of 2 performances per semester (80%); 2. Attendance/ Participation (20%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG3018 Strings Performance Class 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG2015 Assessment: 1. A minimum of 2 performances per semester (80%); 2. Attendance/ Participation (20%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG3019 Strings Performance Class 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG3018 Assessment: 1. A minimum of 2 performances per semester (80%); 2. Attendance/ Participation (20%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG4016 Strings Performance Class 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG3019 Assessment: 1. A minimum of 2 performances per semester (80%); 2. Attendance/ Participation (20%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG4017 Strings Performance Class 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG4016 Assessment: 1. A minimum of 2 performances per semester (80%); 2. Attendance/ Participation (20%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.

Vocal Performance Class

VSAO2037 Vocal Performance Class 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: VSAO1018 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%).
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
In this unit, students work in close collaboration with each other gaining experience of peer learning and creative expression. Detailed work on the major singing languages will further develop the ability to interpret in a variety of styles and genre. By the conclusion of this semester, students should be able to demonstrate growing technical competence and some individual interpretative distinctiveness.
VSAO2038 Vocal Performance Class 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: VSAO2037 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%).
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
In this semester, students will develop more advanced concert performance skills. Imagination will be encouraged as well as additional detailed text development and understanding. By the completion of the semester, students will be able to interact more successfully with the audience through this increased knowledge of the text and its interpretation.
VSAO3037 Vocal Performance Class 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: VSAO2038 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%).
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Students in this unit will refine their technical foundation, reinforce their awareness of stylistic variety, and reveal a growing confidence in ensemble with the piano. Performance will focus on successful presentation between time periods and styles of the studied material. At the conclusion of the semester, students will present with more authority and confidence in a variety of styles.
VSAO3038 Vocal Performance Class 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: VSAO3037 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%).
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This unit of study introduces the development of advanced concert presentation skills, with the application of technique at a high level of skill. By the end of the semester, tonal and dynamic variety in relation to the interpretative concept will develop effective communication to further develop individual performance.
VSAO4037 Vocal Performance Class 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: VSAO3038 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%).
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Students are encouraged to reflect on their individual performance strengths and weaknesses in preparation for recitals. They will utilise the workshop to develop their recital repertoire using peer feedback to elevate their performance skills. At the completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate some individual creativity through the use of sound technique, with musical and interpretative understanding.
VSAO4038 Vocal Performance Class 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: VSAO4037 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%).
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
In this unit, students will receive additional refinement in order to be at the appropriate level of performance for graduation. At the conclusion, students should be able to perform with confidence and authority, showing technical facility, a sense of style, effective vocal and visual communication, artistry and empathy with other performers.

Woodwind Class

WIND2018 Woodwind Class 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Kim Walker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Assessment: Masterclass performances, class participation (100%).
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.
WIND2019 Woodwind Class 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Kim Walker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: WIND2018 Assessment: Masterclass performances, class participation (100%).
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.
WIND3020 Woodwind Class 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Kim Walker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: WIND2019 Assessment: Preparation of class material, masterclass performances, class participation (100%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.
WIND3021 Woodwind Class 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Kim Walker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: WIND3020 Assessment: Preparation of class material, masterclass performances, class participation (100%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.
WIND3036 Woodwind Class 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Kim Walker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: WIND3021 Assessment: Preparation of class material, masterclass performances, class participation (100%)
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.
WIND3037 Woodwind Class 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Kim Walker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: WIND3036 Assessment: Masterclass performances, class participation (100%).
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.