MUSA341-24S1 (A) Semester One 2024 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Performance 3A

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


Performance work involving weekly individual lessons, performance classes and ensemble training in an approved instrument (or in voice) and the presentation of a public recital.

The course aims to develop technical skills, musical knowledge and understanding in an instrument or voice, through regular lessons, practice and rehearsal culminating in performances and an end-of-semester assessment. It also develops knowledge of the repertoire for the specific instrument or voice, as well as build concert performance repertoire for each student.
Public performance is strongly encouraged so that students begin to develop strengths in this area: to this end, students enrolled in this course are required to attend 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 fifth course in a sequence that leads the student towards MUSA342, in which the student will be expected to demonstrate a high level of performance to an external audience.

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 solo and ensemble repertoire for a specific instrument or voice;
▪ Professional preparation and performing skills;
▪ Enhanced public performing skills, including public speaking and engagement with one’s com-munity.
▪ 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
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:30 Arts Centre 203 Camerata
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:30 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:30 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
05 Thursday 16:30 - 18:00 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 2 Jun
06 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 35 Creyke Road 112-Recital Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 2 Jun
07 Friday 15:00 - 16:30 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 18:30 - 20:00 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Timetable Note

Student workload (300 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
• 4 – 12 hours attending and/or performing at UC Friday lunchtime concerts
• 240 – 266 hours individual practice, rehearsals, working with accompanist, final performance

All workshops, lessons and other course-related activities are subject to what is advisable under COVID conditions.

Course Coordinator

Mark Menzies

Individual Performance Teachers are assigned to each student


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Participation 20% Teacher’s grade for participation in the individual lessons and performance classes
Workshops 20% Attendance at the Combined Performance Workshop as well as a Performance Class appropriate to the participant’s instrument or voice
Concert Performance 50% One end-of semester concert performance with programme notes (scheduled in June)
Programme Notes 10% For this performance, programme notes must be provided by the student to Harriet Boyle at UC Arts at least two weeks prior to the performance. Here is a library resource on creating programme notes:

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,884.00

International fee $9,325.00

* 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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