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Tuition to develop performance skills in a solo instrument or voice, second instrument, voice or vocal ensemble or an approved popular music or World Music Option. Solo study students will develop skills for possible entry to MUSI141 or MUSI240.
This 18-point paper caters for students wishing to develop their performance skills. It can be taken in one of the following ways:
- As a preliminary performance paper that can either lead into a higher-level 18-point MUSI paper (i.e. MUSI 240) or a 36-point MUSI paper (i.e. MUSI 141)
- As a paper for the one-semester exchange student
- As a second-instrument study for existing performance students
- As a vocal ensemble option
- As a paper in an approved World Music Option
Therefore, there are three main areas:
- Solo Instrumental: Admission to the Performance Studies paper in a solo instrument is by audition. The paper provides tuition to develop the candidate's potential in a semester or whole-year course.
- Vocal Ensemble: Admission is by audition. Students enrolled will be organised into a small vocal ensemble through which they will acquire the skills associated with performing in and directing a small vocal ensemble. This option is ideal for students with prior experience performing in a choral or solo setting. Enrolment will be capped at 12 people. All students enrolled must audition before mid-October of the previous year.
- World Music Option: Students will learn to play traditional and contemporary music in an approved World Music Option: Taonga Pūoro (traditional Māori instruments), Taiko (Japanese drumming), Koto (Japanese zither) or Scottish piping or drumming). The World Music option is ideal for students with no prior knowledge of these styles of music.
After completing enrolment, Performance Students should email the Office to advise which musical instrument/s they have chosen to study in 2021.
|Paper title||Performance Studies 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
Semester 2 (On campus)
Full Year (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,692.00|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- (i) Admission to the paper in a solo instrument, voice or vocal ensemble option is by audition, evidence of ability as a performer is required, and admittance is subject to teacher's availability (see MusB degree regulations). For information regarding auditions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (ii) No audition is required for World Music Options. (iii) May be taken as a preliminary performance paper that can either lead into a higher-level 18-point MUSI paper (i.e. MUSI240) or a 36-point MUSI paper (i.e. MUSI141, MUSI146) or PERF102. (iv) The paper can lead on to MUSI 240 but not to MUSI241, MUSI246, PERF202, PERF203. (v) May not be taken in same year as MUSI 141, MUSI146, PERF102, PERF103 (except in the World Music Option) and cannot be credited to a degree if either of MUSI141, MUSI146, PERF102, PERF103 has already been passed in the same instrument or voice.
- Solo Instrumental Option: Admission to the Performance Studies paper in a solo instrument,
vocal or vocal ensemble option is by audition.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
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- Teaching staff
Teaching Staff: Individual teachers depend on the instrument chosen.
- Paper Structure
Assessment: 100% internal, including a final recital
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 30-minute individual lesson plus one performance class per week.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
Please contact the School of Performing Arts for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
Having been guided through a course of technical and musical study especially designed to meet their individual needs, students who successfully complete this paper will
- Have an appropriate command of instrument/voice and be more capable of achieving expressive musical results
- Have an enhanced understanding of the repertoire for instrument or voice