Subject MUSI40060 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 1-hour individual lesson per week; instrumental/vocal class as arranged; either concert class or orchestral related ensemble (for strings, woodwind, brass and percussion) as directed by the head of instrumental area.
Total Time Commitment:

Contact as above plus regular daily practice in consultation with individual practical teacher. Weekly time commitment would normally require not less than 15 hours.


Normally H2A in MUSI30216 Music Performance 6, MUSI30008 Performance Study 6 or successful audition of 25 minutes.

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 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 MCM 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. The subject 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 excerpts, each of at least ten-minute duration, from opera or oratorio or a major ensemble work for voice and at least three additional players.

In order to contextualise their education within the best practices of local, national and international standards, students are expected to work competently and productively as team members both alone and in groups, for example participation in individual lessons and Concert Class/Orchestral related ensembles. In order to ensure the highest level of performance preparation, 100% attendance is expected.

Learning Outcomes:

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
  • communicate an individual sense of artistry through the soloist’s role
  • develop best performance practice skills within individual and/or group settings

An end-of-semester concerto performance or other approved major ensemble work, or program of excerpts of vocal repertoire, of 20 minutes duration (100%).

Hurdle requirement:

In order to pass the subject, students must attend and actively participate as a performer in concert class, performance class, and instrument/vocal classes as required by the convenor of their performance area.

100% participation in concert class or orchestral related ensemble (for strings, woodwind, brass and percussion) unless approved by head of area.

Prescribed Texts: None
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 will develop and enhance:

  • advanced skills in complex critical thinking and self-evaluation
  • skills in communication and cooperative artistic interchange.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Performance

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