MUSI256 Professional Practice 2B

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

MUSI 256 extends performance and improvisational skills in the study of jazz, juzz fusion and contemporary performance for those students intending to enter and maintain careers as freelance musicians. This paper further develops technical foundations established in MUSI 146 and MUSI 156 and it is designed to broaden playing skills in diverse musical contexts. In order to maintain career longevity, it is often necessary to be adaptable to the demands of work situations that require you to be musically flexible. This most often requires a great deal of analytical listening to a selection of music from the musical style in question. Critical listening is therefore essential and, if a style is unfamiliar, you will be required to immerse yourself in the existing catalogue of recorded works that are available. In the second half of semester two, students will form bands to create a repertoire of original material for assessed live performance.

Paper title Professional Practice 2B
Paper code MUSI256
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $969.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,840.00

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Prerequisite
MUSI 246
Restriction
MUSI 245
Limited to
MusB, BPA
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Rob Burns
More information link
View further information on the Department of Music's website
Contact
music@otago.ac.nz

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Course Information

(second semester, every year) 0.15 EFTS 18 points

Performance, live or in the recording studio, is at the centre of a contemporary musician's life.  The contemporary performer needs skills in instrumental technique, arrangement, interpretation, rehearsal skills and stagecraft to create a musical experience for the audience.  MUSI 246 and MUSI 256 build the performance-enhancing skills necessary for career success and for life-long learning.

MUSI 256 extends performance and improvisational skills in the study of jazz, jazz fusion and contemporary performance for those students intending to enter and maintain careers as freelance musicians.  This paper further develops technical foundations established in MUSI 146 and MUSI 156 and it is designed to broaden playing skills in diverse musical contexts. In order to maintain career longevity, it is often necessary to be adaptable to the demands of work situations that require you to be musically flexible. This most often requires a great deal of analytical listening to a selection of music from the musical style in question. Critical listening is therefore essential and, if a style is unfamiliar, you will be required immerse yourself in the existing catalogue of recorded works that are available.  In the second half of semester two, students will form bands to create a repertoire of original material for assessed live performance.

Prerequisites: MUSI 246

Assessment: 100% internal

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus

Workshop

Weeks: 28-34,36-41 Fri : 09:00-10:50
 

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