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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.

    The aim at this level is to advance the technical foundation on your instrument towards a professional standard, and the paper is, consequently, designed to broaden your playing skills. In the second half of the second semester, students will form bands to create a repertoire of original material for assessed live performance. This year long paper also has the option of the inclusion of original material at an appropriate standard.

    About this paper

    Paper title Contemporary Music Performance 3
    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 246 (passed with a grade of at least B-)
    MUSI 345
    Limited to
    MusB, BPA
    Appropriate performance and sight-reading skills are necessary.
    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.View more information about departmental permission.

    Teaching staff

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

    Paper Structure

    At 300-level, this paper aims to provide students with performance skills that would lead to 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.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Successful completion of this paper will:

    • Consolidate your awareness of the skills required to perform in a variety of contexts at an advanced level
    • Consolidate confidence and independence in presentation skills performed in an ensemble context
    • Enable you to evaluate your own role within an ensemble and assimilate that of your peers with objectivity and maturity
    • Enable you to critically evaluate performance style and challenge received opinion with independence and confidence in an ensemble context


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


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