GradDip Music Performance 1

Subject MUSI40007 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 2, 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One hour per week individual lesson; regular 1.5-hour concert class; weekly 2-hour performance class; instrument class as arranged
Total Time Commitment:

Contact as above plus sustained practice time in consultation with individual practical teacher


As determined by the Director (normally a result of 80% or above in Music Performance 3-2).



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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.


Prof Ian Holtham


Contact Centre
T: 13 MELB (6352)

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and Music Student Centre


Subject Overview:

Students will develop a thorough technical background to cope with all stylistic demands; establish a sizeable concert repertory covering all styles.

Includes advanced study of the established concerto repertory and all related aspects of music performance. The study should include a concerto or a major ensemble work comprising at least three players. Vocal students may prepare an excerpt of at least 10 minutes duration from opera or oratorio or a major ensemble work for voice and at least three additional players.


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

  • perform the soloist part with assured musical fluency;

  • maintain convincing musical interaction with supporting players;

  • sustain a musically convincing view of the soloist's contribution; and

  • communicate an individual sense of artistry through the soloist's role.


An end-of-semester concerto performance of an approved work (100%). Students must participate as a performer (as determined by the coordinator) in concert class, performance class and instrument class as arranged in order to complete the subject.

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students who have studied this subject should develop and enhance:

  • problem solving skills
  • skills in critical thinking and self-evaluation.

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