Aural Studies 1.1

Subject MUSI10126 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 120 minutes per week x 12 weeks per semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available


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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 two components: Aural and Choral Studies. This subject is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of aural comprehension and to develop a strong grounding in those principles. The student will examine intervals, harmonic progressions, textures, timbres and basic acoustic principles. There will be a strong emphasis on rhythmic development. Listening and notational activities may involve singing, clapping and the use of the student’s own instruments. The purpose of the Choral Studies program is to develop vocal skills and to enhance musicianship and aural perception through ensemble singing. This will be done through exploring a wide range of standard choral repertoire.

Learning Outcomes:


Continuous - Preparation, participation and commitment (20%)
Formal - Written and practical tests (80%). - Hurdle requirement participation in choral studies

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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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