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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.
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.
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.
MUSA242 with a C grade or higher, and at least 30 pts from MUSA100, MUSA101, MUSA110, MUSA112, MUSA114, MUSA115, MUSA125, MUSA132, MUSA200, MUSA210, MUSA211, MUSA212, MUSA213, MUSA214, MUSA215, MUSA231, MUSA233, MUSA234, MUSA236, orMUSA250.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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 performanceAll workshops, lessons and other course-related activities are subject to what is advisable under COVID conditions.
Individual Performance Teachers are assigned to each student
Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.
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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