Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||At least 75 points of level 1 subjects; musical background equivalent to at least AMEB grade 6.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||N/A|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A|
|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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
ContactFaculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
|Subject Overview:||This subject addresses all levels of music performance science by critically examining psychological, sociological and scientific research related to performing and creating music. Attention is given to the sub-skills of music performance including processes involved when listening, sight-reading, practising, memorising, improvising and creating music, as well as structural communication, emotional communication, body movement, performance anxiety, and rehearsing and conducting with regard to various types of musical instruments and ensembles and in differing social contexts.|
On completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
Attendance and active participation at seminar discussions and workshops (10%); Formulation of research question/issue that includes 1,000 word contextual information on why the study would benefit knowledge in the area (20%, due week 4);Development of research proposal of 4,000 words that includes problem statement, contextual information, literature review, and proposed methodology (50%, due end of semester);One written test on content covered in lectures (20%, week 9)
Parncutt, R., & McPherson, G. E. (Eds.), (2002). The science and psychology of music performance: Creative strategies for music teaching and learning. New York: Oxford University Press.
McPherson, G. E. (2006), (Ed.). The child as musician: A handbook of musical development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hallam, S., Cross, I., Thaut, M. (2009). The Oxford handbook of music psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Williamon, A. (Ed.), (2004). Musical excellence: Strategies and techniques to enhance performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Selected readings from various journals, including Psychology of Music and Muscæ Scientiæ.
|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 will have enhanced the following generic skills:
Bachelor of Music |
Diploma in Music (Practical)
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Music, mind and body |
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