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    The development of modern musicianship skills necessary to enter and maintain a career in all facets of the popular and commercial music industry.

    MUSI 246 extends performance and improvisational skills in the study of a repertoire taken from funk, Latin and contemporary blues music for those students intending to enter and maintain a career as freelance musicians. The aim at this level is to further develop the technical foundation on your instrument established in MUSI 146 and the paper is consequently designed to broaden your playing skills in a variety of musical contexts. The most important aim of this or any other performance paper is the question of your adaptation to teamwork, and this paper is designed to build your confidence in working in with a variety of musicians in several ensemble contexts. There is also an option to perform original material as an alternative to the range of set material.

    About this paper

    Paper title Contemporary Music Performance 2
    Subject Music
    EFTS 0.3
    Points 36 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $2,346.60
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MUSI 101 and (MUSI 146 with a grade of at least C+)
    MUSI 245
    Limited to
    MusB, BPA
    Appropriate performance and sight-reading skills are necessary.

    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
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    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinators: Dr Ian Chapman and Mr David Harrison
    Teaching Staff: Arlie McCormick
    David Harrison
    Bridget Telfer-Milne
    Doug Wright
    Carl Woodward
    Stevie Rice

    Paper Structure

    This paper further advances performance abilities towards a professional level.

    Teaching Arrangements

    Two-hour lectures and workshops.

    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Course outline

    Please contact the School of Performing Arts' ( office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Successful completion of this paper will:

    • Further develop a firm technical foundation on your instrument
    • Develop appropriate presentation skills to perform the set repertoire
    • Enable the critical evaluation of time-management skills in the context of independent practice with increasing competence and confidence


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 09:00-10:50 11, 15, 18
    B1 Friday 09:00-10:50 31, 34, 38
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