Principal Study 1.2 ( Improvisation )

Subject MUSI10120 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 2, Southbank - 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: to be advised
Total Time Commitment:

Principal Study Lesson - 50 minutes per week x 7 weeks per semester Principal Study Forum – 120 minutes per week x 4 weeks per semester Performance Seminar - 90 minutes per week x 8 weeks per semester Performance Workshop – 120 minutes per week x 12 weeks per semester

Feldenkrais – 60 minutes per week x 12 weeks per semester

plus appropriate private study



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:


Mr Ashley Cross


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject is made up of five components: Principal Study Lessons, Principal Study Forum, Performance Seminar, Performance Workshop and Feldenkrais.

Principal Study Lessons: students will focus on the establishment and consolidation of techniques that will equip them to study and perform standard repertoire for their specific instrument/voice. Priority will be given to fluency, accuracy of pitch, rhythm and articulation, variety and quality of tone, and control of tempo.

Principal Study Forum: students will take part in specialist forums, related to their instrument groupings.

Performance Seminar: Students will perform for their peers and develop the practical skills essential to a performing musician. Performance Workshop: Students will attend their relevant Bachelor of Music Performance (Instrumental/Vocal/Practical Composition) Workshops as observers.

Feldenkrais: Students will address various elements of performance and awaken their own sense of physical awareness.



Formal – A 10 minute technical exam at the end of 1 st semester and a 15 minute recital at the end of 2 nd semester. With the approval of the Coordinator, students may include studies and/or technical work as part of their recital program. Students will be required to present suitable program notes for their recital program (100%).

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

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