Piano Duo and Duet 1

Subject MUSI90028 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

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.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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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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