Piano Duo and Duet 1

Subject MUSI90028 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

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.



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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.


Contact Centre

T: 13 MELB (6352)
E: 13melb@unimelb.edu.au

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and Music Student Centre

Contact: www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/contact
Web: www.conservatorium.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.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Satisfactory attendance and participation, rehearsal journal (20%); 25-minute performance of approved repertoire in an end-of-semester test (80%).

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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.

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