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    Tuition to develop ‘solo’ or ‘ensemble’ performance skills.

    Approved World Music Options: Taonga Pūoro (traditional Māori instruments), Taiko (Japanese drumming), Koto (Japanese zither) or Scottish piping or drumming.

    Vocal Ensemble: Admission is by audition. Students enrolled will be organised into a small vocal ensemble through which they will acquire the skills associated with performing in and directing a small vocal ensemble. This option is ideal for students with prior experience performing in a choral or solo setting. Enrolment will be capped at 12 people. All students enrolled must audition before mid-October of the previous year.

    After completing enrolment, Performance Students should email the Office to advise which musical instrument/s they have chosen to study.

    About this paper

    Paper title Performance Studies 3
    Subject Music
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
    Semester 2 (On campus)
    Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MUSI 240 or MUSI 241 (passed with a grade of at least B-)
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    (i) Students taking ‘ensemble’ will be placed in groups, or may propose their own groups for Head of Programme approval.(ii) Can be taken in a second instrument, but may not be taken in same year as MUSI 341, 346, PERF 302 (except in the taonga pūoro, taiko or koto options).(iii) Cannot be credited to a degree if either of MUSI 341, 346 or PERF 302 has already been passed in the same instrument or voice.
    Entry is by audition. View more information about auditions

    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

    Teaching staff

    Paper Coordinator: Tessa Petersen
    Paper Coordinator for World Music: Professor Henry Johnson
    Paper Coordinator for Vocal and Voice Ensemble: Dr Tessa Romano

    Teaching staff depend on the instrument chosen.

    Teaching Arrangements
    One 30-minute individual lesson, plus a performance class per week.
    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
    Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Having been guided through a course of technical and musical study especially designed to meet their individual needs, students who successfully complete this paper should:

    • Have an appropriate command of instrument/voice and will be more capable of achieving expressive musical results
    • Have an enhanced understanding of the repertoire for instrument or voice


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