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MUSI368 Performance in Asia and the Pacific

A study of the musical diversity of Asia and the Pacific with focus on performance in Japan, Indonesia, Polynesia and Melanesia. Includes playing experience on select instruments.

Paper title Performance in Asia and the Pacific
Paper code MUSI368
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,338.30

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36 200-level points
MUSI 226, MUSI 228, MUSI 268, MUSI 326, MUSI 328
Schedule C
Arts and Music
No prior musical knowledge required.

Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator:  Professor Henry Johnson


Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Develop an appreciation of performance in Asian and Pacific cultures by understanding music in its cultural context.
  • Develop an advanced ability to study, interpret and comprehend performance through the discipline of ethnomusicology.
  • Acquire advanced knowledge and skills when studying performance in Asian and Pacific cultures and be able to write about this phenomenon effectively.
  • Gain an appreciation of scholarship on performance in Asian and Pacific cultures, including methods, theories and procedures relating to the field of ethnomusicology.
  • Display competency in working with others.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-40
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-40