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MUSI141 Performance 1

The development of specialised performance skills in music through individual tuition and workshops.

The aim of the paper is to develop the technical and interpretative skills of musicians wishing to be performers. Students receive an individual weekly lesson and are required to attend weekly classes for their instrument, as well as workshops. Instrumental applicants are normally expected to be approximately at Grade Eight standard (ABRSM, TCL, NZMEB) or equivalent for some instruments. Tuition is usually available in piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, organ and some woodwind and brass instruments, as well as bagpipes, Scottish drumming, taonga pūoro and taiko.

Paper title Performance 1
Paper code MUSI141
Subject Music
EFTS 0.3
Points 36 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,282.70
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
(i) Evidence of ability as a performer is required. Entry is by audition (see MusB degree regulations). (ii) May not be taken at the same time as MUSI140 (except in the world music ensemble performance option).
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
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Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Professor Terence Dennis
Lecturer Piano: Professor Terence Dennis
Lecturer Voice: Dr Tessa Romano
Lecturer Cello: Dr Heleen DuPlessis
Lecturer Violin: Tessa Petersen
Taonga pūoro: Dr Jennifer Cattermole

Other instruments are taught by part-time teachers.

Paper Structure
Assessment: 100% internal, including a final recital.
Teaching Arrangements
One 50-minute individual lesson, plus one group performance class per week.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper,  having been guided through a course of technical and musical study especially designed to meet their individual needs should have:

  • An appropriate command of instrument/voice and will be more capable of achieving expressive musical results
  • An enhanced understanding of the repertoire for their instrument or voice

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system