Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 one-hour lecture and 1 two-hour rehearsal each week during semester. |
Total Time Commitment:
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|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
Not available to BMus students.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorDr Graeme Counsel
This subject explores the great unaccompanied vocal traditions (a cappella) of the world through an integrated academic and practical study. The diverse polyphonic vocal traditions studied range from the traditional polyphonies of Africa, Europe, Asia and America, to musical language of contemporary gospel, rock and pop-music. The subject examines the origins, geographic distribution and social aspects of different musical styles, including the political importance of music in different societies.
On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate:
Weekly preparation of parts, individual and/or sectional practice and active contribution to all rehearsals, classes and performances (40%); a one-hour listening test at the end of semester (40%); two fifteen-minute written tests during the semester (10% each).
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A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Bookroom before the start of Semester.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Links to further information:||http://www.music.unimelb.edu.au/about/breadth/index.html|
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Choral performance |
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