Piano Duo and Duet 1

Subject MUSI90028 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour class and a 2-hour duo rehearsal per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Audition - as a duo.

The minimum level of performance required for this ensemble would be equivalent to AMEB AMusA or a very high grade for VCE solo performance.

Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
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.


Mrs Olga Kharitonova


VCA and Music Student Centre
234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Tel: +61 3 9685 9322
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Web: www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/contact_us.html

School of Music - Parkville
Conservatorium Building

Tel: +61 3 8344 5256
Fax: +61 3 8344 5346
Email via: http://music-unimelb.custhelp.com
Web: www.music.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview: Students will develop their techniques as duo and duet pianists and study selected repertoire, drawing from a range of the duet and duo literature from the 18th century to the present day.
Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Prepare and perform a duo and duet program with technical confidence and musical capability;
  • Demonstrate rehearsal and communication skills in the preparation of straightforward and stylistically diverse repertoire in the area of piano duet and piano duo.
Assessment: Satisfactory attendance and participation, rehearsal journal (20%); 25-minute performance of approved repertoire in an end-of-semester test (80%).
Prescribed Texts: None.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:

  • Demonstration of technical development as duo/duet pianists;
  • Performing selected repertoire to concert standard;
  • Demonstration of critical and independent thinking in matters of performance;
  • Identification of diverse cultural references in the duo/duet literature;
  • Development of teamwork skills in the duo/duet pianist role including rehearsal techniques.

Related Course(s): Master of Music Studies by Coursework(Performance/Teaching)

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