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.
This paper involves studying the musical diversity of Asia and the Pacific with a focus on performance in Japan, Indonesia, Polynesia and Melanesia. It will equip students to reflect critically on the form, function and meaning of musical performance in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as relate that knowledge to ethnomusicology and other disciplinary fields. It includes practical workshops whereby students learn through playing selected instruments.
About this paper
|Performance in Asia and the Pacific
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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
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- Course outline
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- 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