MUSA243-23W (A) Whole Year 2023 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Performance 2 (Secondary)

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 19 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 27 August 2023


This course aims to further develop technical skills in an instrument or voice, either for students from a non-Performance major (or a non-music degree), or for Performance Major students who wish to study a relevant second instrument (or possibly 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 year, one of which is an end-of-year 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Technical performance skills in an instrument or voice;
  • Music understanding through performance in an instrument or voice;
  • Knowledge of repertoire for a specific instrument or voice;
  • Public performing skills, including public speaking and engagement with one’s community.
  • Transferable skills: Setting and achieving goals, time management, preparation skills, performance skills, 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 Note

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
• 12 hours attending lessons
• 36 hours attending Performance Workshop (Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm) / other performance classes and/or masterclasses
• 8 – 24 hours attending and/or performing at UC Friday lunchtime concerts
• 78 – 106 hours individual practice, rehearsals, and performances

Course Coordinator

Mark Menzies


Justin DeHart

Semester 1 Course Coordinator - Justin deHart
Semester 2 Course Coordinator - Mark Menzies

Individual Performance Teachers are assigned to each student.


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Participation 20% Teachers grade for participation in the individual lessons and any technical exams that have been scheduled during the year
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% Two public performances throughout the year, either on the Friday lunchtime concert series, at the combined performance workshops (Wednesdays at 5pm) or another venue
Performance Concert 30% One end-of-year concert performance (scheduled between October 25 - November 5)

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,488.00

* 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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