The study of historical and contemporary music in New Zealand from analytical and cultural perspectives.
Popular, art and traditional music from NZ will be covered, beginning in the 19th century and ending with the present day. We will focus on some of the finest examples of music written in this country and examine its background and genesis. We will examine what makes New Zealand music distinctive and how it relates to musical trends from overseas.
|Paper title||Music in New Zealand (Advanced)|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,212.00|
- 18 200-level MUSI points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Associate Professor Anthony Ritchie
- Paper Structure
- Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Chris Bourke. Blue Smoke. The Lost Dawn of NZ Popular Music. Auckland University Press, 2010
- P. Norman: Bibliography of New Zealand Compositions. 3rd ed., Nota Bene Music, 1991
- P. Norman. Douglas Lilburn: His Life and Music. Canterbury University Press, 2006
- J.M.Thomson: The Oxford History of New Zealand Music. Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1991
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Gain an understanding of New Zealand music and how the music relates to events in this country's history
- Gain detailed knowledge of selected works from popular, classical and world music and an understanding of the composers and songwriters who created these works
- Be able to make informed opinions about what makes New Zealand music distinctive and how it relates to music from overseas
- Be equipped to undertake further research into New Zealand music at higher levels