A specialised course in repertoire study of a chosen composer/songwriter and/or stylistic area.
Repertoire Studies focuses on a specific body of repertoire chosen by the student with staff guidance. It can be taken in three different ways: as music performance (on a variety of instruments or as a singer), as creative response (for composers and songwriters) or as academic scholarship (a short dissertation).
|Paper title||Repertoire Studies|
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,409.28|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- MusB(Hons), PGDipMus, BA(Hons), PGDipArts
- Head of Department approval required.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Performance option: at least a B+ pass is required in MUSI341, 346, or other 300 level performance paper.
Composition option: MUSI331 is required.
Academic research option: MUSI201 is required.
- More information link
View more information on the School of Performing Arts' website
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Professor Anthony Ritchie
Teaching Staff: Professor Anthony Ritchie
Associate Professor Peter Adams
Professor Terence Dennis
- Paper Structure
Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a chosen composer and/or stylistic area through one of three approaches: performance, composition or academic scholarship.
As music performance there are two options. 1: 90% of the final mark is a recital of 25 to 30 minutes' duration, examined by a department panel and an external moderator. The student is expected to write detailed and well-written programme notes, which are assessed as 10% of the final mark. 2: 80% of the mark is a recital and 20% consists of reflective notes.
As creative response: 25% of the final mark is a written essay of 2,000-3,000 words to be examined by a member of the academic staff. 75% of the final mark is in compositions as a creative response to the repertoire.
As an Academic scholarship: 100% of the final mark is a written essay of 7,500-10,000 words.
In all three cases, students will be supervised by a member of staff.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Weekly supervision meetings with an assigned staff member.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
For successful completion of this paper:
- Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a chosen composer and/or stylistic area through one of three approaches: performance, composition or academic scholarship
- Students will demonstrate how research can inform performance, composition or academic writing through a selected subject area in which repertoire matters are studied and demonstrated
- Repertoire will be chosen in consultation with the lecturer at a level commensurate with the student's ability and in an area in which there is appropriate resource material
- In the case of performance, technical aims will be determined by your teacher to be specified along with consideration of the repertoire