MUSA242-24S2 (A) Semester Two 2024 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Performance 2B

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


Performance work involving weekly individual lessons, performance classes and ensemble training in an approved instrument or in voice.

The course aims to develop technical skills, musical knowledge and understanding in an instrument or voice, through regular lessons, practice and rehearsals that lead to three (or more) public performances through the semester, one of which is an end-of-semester assessment concert. The course also develops knowledge of repertoire for the specific instrument or voice, as well as a working knowledge of chamber and ensemble music that includes it. To support the public performance skills expected of the student, attendance is required at a weekly Combined Performance Workshop (Wednesday 5–6:30pm); also required is attendance at a Performance Class related specifically to their instrument/voice; and the students are also expected to be available for at least four of the Friday lunchtime (1:10-2pm) concerts held in the Arts Centre Recital Room to perform and/or support (by listening to) their community of fellow students, performance staff and selected guests.

This is the second course in a sequence that leads the student towards MUSA342, in which the student will be expected to demonstrate a superior professional level of performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who pass this course will have developed:
  • Further technical performance skills in an instrument or voice;
  • Advanced music understanding through performance in an instrument or voice;
  • Wide knowledge of repertoire for a specific instrument or voice;
  • Professional preparation and performing skills, including public speaking and engagement with one’s community.
  • Transferable skills: Public performing; setting and achieving goals; time management; performance under pressure; self-assessment and persistence; self-motivation; connection to community.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.




Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:30 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:30 Art Centre - Studio A
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:30 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:30 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
04 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
05 Thursday 16:30 - 18:00 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
06 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 35 Creyke Road 112-Recital Room
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
07 Friday 15:00 - 16:30 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 18:30 - 20:00 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
• 12 hours attending lessons
• 18 – 36 hours attending Performance Workshop (Wednesday 5:00-6:30) / other performance classes and/or masterclasses
• 4 – 12 hours attending and/or performing at UC Friday lunchtime concerts
• 90 – 116 hours individual practice, rehearsals, final performance

Course Coordinator

Mark Menzies


Justin DeHart

Individual Performance Teachers are assigned to each student


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Participation 20% Teacher's grade for participation in individual lessons and any technical exams that have been scheduled during the semester.
Workshops 20% Attendance at the Combined Performance Workshop as well as a Performance Class appropriate to the participant’s instrument or voice
Public Performances 30% A minimum of two public performances throughout the semester, either on the Friday lunchtime concert series, at the combined performance workshops (Wednesdays at 5pm) or another venue
Concert Performance 30% End of Semester concert performance (scheduled in October/November)

Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $942.00

International fee $4,663.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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