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    The study of famous Māori composers, the revival of some of their compositions and the execution of these compositions through high-level performance.

    This paper is offered as one of the Māori Performing Arts papers. The paper focuses on Māori composers and compositions and the execution of these through performance. It will contribute to the Māori performing arts stream of Te Tumu, further developing performance skills from MAOR 108, Waiata: Te Tīmatanga, as well as the extension of knowledge on the performance environment, the composer and the composition.

    About this paper

    Paper title Ngā Manu Taki
    Subject Maori Studies
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MAOR 108
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Tel: 03 479 8674

    Teaching staff

    To be advised when next offered.

    Paper Structure
    Internal assessment 100%
    Teaching Arrangements
    Includes a Wānanga

    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students, on completion of the paper, will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of some eminent composers and their compositions
    • Demonstrate knowledge of how to perform a range of compositions using appropriate actions, facial expressions, body movements and voice control
    • Demonstrate the ability to work together as a unit to perform a high-standard bracket of items
    • Demonstrate the ability to reflect the meaning of the compositions and enhance the performance through physical animation, vocal projection and the application of customary Māori performance accompaniments
    • Appreciate the pressure of preparation for a competitive performance bracket


    Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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