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MUSI340 Performance Studies 3

Tuition to develop performance skills in a solo instrument or voice, a second instrument or voice, or an approved popular music or world music context.

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.

Paper title Performance Studies 3
Paper code MUSI340
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) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MUSI 240 or MUSI 241 (passed with a grade of at least B-)
Schedule C
Arts and Music
(i) Entrance to MUSI340 requires Departmental Permission. (ii) Admittance is subject to staff availability. (iii) May not be taken in the same year as MUSI341, MUSI346, PERF302 (except in the World Music Option) and cannot be credited to a degree if either of MUSI341, MUSI346, PERF302 has already been passed in the same instrument or voice. (iv) For information regarding auditions, please contact
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.
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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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Semester 1

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Semester 2

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Full Year

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