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MUSI442 Repertoire Studies

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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
Paper code MUSI442
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,371.61
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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.Prerequisites:
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.

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Professor Anthony Ritchie
Teaching Staff: Professor Anthony Ritchie
Tessa Romano
Associate Professor Peter Adams
Professor Terence Dennis
Tessa Petersen

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

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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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

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system