Listening to music performance is an everyday occurrence, yet expert listeners possess tacit knowledge about performers' sound and little is known about how they process sensory information from a performer to conceptualise, recognise and verbalise the sound they hear. This unit of study will focus on recent empirical research studies and examine the ways in which we listen to music performers by sound and sight, how we assess music performance, and how we describe the sounds we hear.
2hr Seminar per week
Class participation in performances and discussions (10%); Poster presentation (30%); Development of a pilot study topic (20%); Written report (40%)
48 credit points of units