An interdisciplinary study of the traditional and popular music of selected Pacific and New Zealand cultures, their performance traditions, and their regional and global influences.
The Pacific Ocean covers a third of the world's surface and laps the shores of around
1,500 inhabited islands. These islands are home to diverse musical traditions ranging
from traditional chants and dances to the latest contemporary music styles. This paper
provides an introduction to the heritage, religious and popular musics of Pacific
Islanders. Through general surveys and case studies (illustrated via the use of video
and sound recordings, as well as other resources), students will be introduced to
a range of island musics, as well as to some of the key theories and methodologies
underpinning Pacific music research.
Weekly seminars provide an opportunity for students to contribute to themed discussions in smaller groups.
|Paper title||Music in Pacific Cultures|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2017|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,018.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,050.00|
- 36 100-level points
- MUSI 328
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Jennifer Cattermole
- Paper Structure
- Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- MUSI 228/328 Course Reader
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this paper, you will be able to demonstrate that you can
- Perform music from at least two Pacific Islands
- Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of ideas from scholarly literature
- Apply ideas from scholarly literature to real-life musical examples
- Reflexively evaluate your own learning
- Locate, retrieve and effectively use scholarly literature
- Effectively communicate verbally and in writing
- Work effectively as a team member and/or team leader
- Work effectively independently in self-directed activity
- Understand and appreciate how select cultures perform, perceive and conceptualise music