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MUSI156 Professional Practice 1B

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

The paper is constructed around a repertoire-based curriculum drawn from rock and progressive rock music that includes studies in instrumental technique, sight reading/singing and ensemble performance necessary for performance in these genres. Students will perform using musical skills, with awareness of the necessary instrumental concepts and their potential uses in the professional arena.

Paper title Professional Practice 1B
Paper code MUSI156
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,050.00

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MUSI 146
MUSI 145
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
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 are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Be able to demonstrate a secure technical foundation on their instrument
  • Have acquired competency in performance, analysis and aural recognition of musical components within the set repertoire and broadened knowledge of the techniques used by leading instrumental and vocal exponents
  • Be able to critically review interpretative/presentational issues by the application of personal performance criteria
  • Be able to demonstrate competence in sight reading/singing and improvisation
  • Be able to manage personal practice and rehearsal time
  • Begin to evaluate the presentations of peers

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Friday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41