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MUSI146 Professional Practice 1A

The development of musicianship skills necessary to enter a career in the popular music industry, particularly as a studio musician.

The paper is constructed around a repertoire-based curriculum drawn from rhythm and blues music that includes studies in instrumental technique, sight reading/singing and ensemble performance. The demands placed on modern professional musicians are such that musicians are expected to be 'jacks of all trades' and masters of many. The paper teaches you how to adopt a 'chameleon'-like ability to adapt to highly specific stylistic musical areas.

Paper title Professional Practice 1A
Paper code MUSI146
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 36 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,050.00

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Restriction
MUSI 145
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Evidence of ability as a performer is required. Entry is by audition (see MusB degree regulations).
Paper Structure
The paper consists of instrumental/vocal specific lessons, in which technical and theoretical issues are taught, along with sight reading studies. Every three weeks, there are performance workshops in which all students perform the set repertoire together, as well well as sometimes performing unseen repertoire from the same stylistic area.
Eligibility
Subject to an audition, sight reading music is not a priority.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
music@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Rob Burns
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  1. Be able to demonstrate a secure technical foundation on their instrument
  2. Have acquired competency in performance, analysis and aural recognition of musical components within the set repertoire and broadened knowledge of the techniques used by leading instrumental and vocal exponents
  3. Be able to critically review interpretative/presentational issues by the application of personal performance criteria
  4. Be able to demonstrate competence in sight reading/singing and improvisation
  5. Be able to manage personal practice and rehearsal time
  6. Begin to evaluate the presentations of peers

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 11:00-12:50 9-14, 17-22

The development of modern musicianship skills necessary to enter and maintain a career in all facets of the popular and commercial music industry.

The paper is constructed around a repertoire-based curriculum drawn from rhythm and blues music that includes studies in instrumental technique, sight reading/singing and ensemble performance. The demands placed on modern professional musicians are such that musicians are expected to be 'jacks of all trades' and masters of many. The paper teaches you how to adopt a 'chameleon'-like ability to adapt to highly specific stylistic musical areas. There is also an option to perform original music as a solo performer or with a band made up from other members of the paper.

Paper title Contemporary Music Performance 1
Paper code MUSI146
Subject Music
EFTS 0.3000
Points 36 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
MUSI 145
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Evidence of ability as a performer is required. Entry is by audition (see MusB degree regulations).
Teaching Arrangements
Two 1-hour lessons and workshops per week.
Eligibility
Subject to an audition, sight reading music is not a priority.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Coordinator: Associate Professor Rob Burns
Teaching Staff: Arlie McCormick, David Harrison, Hannah Thompson-Holloway and Robbie Craigie
Paper Structure
The paper consists of instrumental/vocal specific lessons, in which technical and theoretical issues are taught, along with sight reading studies. Every three weeks, there are performance workshops in which all students perform the set repertoire together, as well as sometimes performing unseen repertoire from the same stylistic area. Contemporary Performance that will lead to performance at a professional level.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  1. Establish identity through performance of original or set repertoire based assessment
  2. Be able to demonstrate competency in their chosen instrument.
  3. Be able to manage personal practice and rehearsal time
  4. Become a confident performer
  5. Gain portfolio content

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 11:00-12:50 9-12, 15-22
AND
B1 Friday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41