Choral Direction

Subject MUSI90014 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm on each day of classes
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None.
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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Subject Overview:

Topics covered include principles and methods of choral development and organization, including tone, diction, rehearsal techniques, choral placement and repertoire.


On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Rehearse and conduct a short choral work with confidence;
  • Grade and evaluate suitable choral repertoire; and
  • Manage a structured choral program.

Practical test (80%); folio of graded repertoire and rehearsal resources (10%); and class participation (10%).

Prescribed Texts: A reading pack with relevant musical examples will be distributed prior to the first class.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Music Studies
Master of Music Studies by Coursework(Performance/Teaching)

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