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MUSI140 Performance Studies 1

Tuition to develop performance skills in a solo instrument or voice, a second instrument or voice, or an approved popular music or World Music Option (either Gamelan, Taiko, Taonga pūoro or Scottish piping or drumming). 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 paper in an approved World Music Option
  • Therefore, there are two 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
  • 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.
  • Note for students taking this paper in 2020:
    After completing enrolment, Performance Students should email the Office to advise which musical instrument/s they have chosen to study in 2020.Please note that Taonga Pūoro is no longer on offer as a World Music Option in Semester One. It will be available again in Semester Two.

    Paper title Performance Studies 1
    Paper code MUSI140
    Subject Music
    EFTS 0.1500
    Points 18 points 18 points 18 points
    Teaching period(s) Full Year, First Semester, Second Semester
    Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.30
    International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,555.35

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    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Notes
    (i) Admission to the paper in a solo instrument 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 mtpa@otago.ac.nz. (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. MUSI 240) or a 36-point MUSI paper (i.e. MUSI 141, 146) or PERF 102. (iv) The paper can lead on to MUSI 240 but not to MUSI 241, 246, PERF 202, 203. (v) May not be taken in same year as MUSI 141, 146, PERF 102, 103 (except in the World Music Option) and cannot be credited to a degree if either of MUSI 141, 146, PERF 102, 103 has already been passed in the same instrument or voice.
    Eligibility

    Solo Instrumental Option: Admission to the Performance Studies paper in a solo instrument is by audition.

    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
    View more information about departmental permission.

    Contact

    spa@otago.ac.nz

    Teaching staff

    Paper Coordinators:

    1. Solo Instruments: Tessa Petersen
    2. World Music: Professor Henry Johnson

    Teaching Staff: Individual teachers depend on the instrument chosen.

    Paper Structure
    1. Assessment: 100% internal, including a final recital
    2. Assessment: 100% internal, including a final recital
    Teaching Arrangements
    One 30-minute individual lesson plus one performance class per week.
    Textbooks
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    • By the end of the paper, having been guided through a course of technical and musical study especially designed to meet your individual needs, you should have an appropriate command of your instrument/voice and will be more capable of achieving expressive musical results.
    • You will also have an enhanced understanding of the repertoire for your instrument or voice.

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    Timetable

    Full Year

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    None

    First Semester

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    None

    Second Semester

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    None