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MUSI246 Professional Practice 2A

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

MUSI 246 extends performance and improvisational skills in the study of a repertoire taken from funk, Latin and contemporary blues music for those students intending to enter and maintain a career as freelance musicians. The aim at this level is to further develop the technical foundation on your instrument established in MUSI 146 and MUSI 156, and the paper is consequently designed to broaden your playing skills in a variety of musical contexts. The most important aim of this or any other performance paper is the question of your adaptation to teamwork, and this paper is designed to build your confidence in working in with a variety of musicians in several ensemble contexts.

Paper title Professional Practice 2A
Paper code MUSI246
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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Prerequisite
MUSI 101 and MUSI 156
Restriction
MUSI 245
Limited to
MusB, BPA
Notes
(i) MUSI 156 must be passed with a grade of at least C+.
Eligibility
Appropriate performance and sight-reading skills are necessary.

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
Paper Structure
Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the paper are
  • To further develop a firm technical foundation on your instrument
  • To study a balanced repertoire drawn from blues, funk, music theatre and Latin music that is in line with the level-2 syllabus, assimilating and solving interpretative issues with increasing independence
  • To develop appropriate presentation skills to perform the set repertoire
  • To further expand performance skills in a variety of modern playing styles
  • To enable the critical evaluation of time-management skills in the context of independent practice with increasing competence and confidence

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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 09:00-10:50 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.

MUSI 246 extends performance and improvisational skills in the study of a repertoire taken from funk, Latin and contemporary blues music for those students intending to enter and maintain a career as freelance musicians. The aim at this level is to further develop the technical foundation on your instrument established in MUSI 146 and MUSI 156, and the paper is consequently designed to broaden your playing skills in a variety of musical contexts. The most important aim of this or any other performance paper is the question of your adaptation to teamwork, and this paper is designed to build your confidence in working in with a variety of musicians in several ensemble contexts. There is also an option to perform original material as an alternative to the range of set material.

Paper title Contemporary Music Performance 2
Paper code MUSI246
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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Prerequisite
MUSI 101 and (MUSI 146 with a grade of at least C+)
Restriction
MUSI 245
Limited to
MusB, BPA
Notes
(i) MUSI 156 must be passed with a grade of at least C+.
Teaching Arrangements
Two hour lectures and workshops.
Eligibility
Appropriate performance and sight-reading skills are necessary.

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, Associate Professor Rob Burns and Robbie Craigie
Paper Structure
This paper further advances performance abilities towards a professional level. Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the paper are
  • To further develop a firm technical foundation on your instrument
  • To develop appropriate presentation skills to perform the set repertoire
  • To enable the critical evaluation of time-management skills in the context of independent practice with increasing competence and confidence

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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 09:00-10:50 9-12, 15-22
AND
B1 Friday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41