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Students will study the practice of performing and teaching instrumental and vocal music from an evidence-based perspective. A wide range of psychological issues that are of interest to musicians and music educators will be examined, with the aim of challenging participants to consider new ways of thinking about performing and teaching music performance as a result of having developed informed approaches to their own (and others) musical development.
This subject can be taken as a single subject via the Community Access Program, or for credit towards the Master of Music Studies degree. Further information regarding the Community Access Program and Application forms can be accessed via this website - http://www.unimelb.edu.au/community/access/
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Become acquainted with the main strands of contemporary research in music performance science and music psychology;
- Understand concepts of skill acquisition as these apply to learning to perform music;
- Examine relationships between a performer and/or composer and his/her audience;
- Understand how ideas and emotions are transmitted to an audience;
- Discuss theories concerning expertise development and developmental processes relevant to performing music at the highest level;
- Reflect critically on relevant areas of their own professional practice in light of their newly acquired knowledge of performance science and music psychology;
- Become equipped with the knowledge necessary to understand how researchers design, investigate and report on performance science and music psychology research; and
- Become aware of how optimum performance can be enhanced through a greater understanding of research and its applications to the performance and practice of music.
On completion of this subject, students will have enhanced the following generic skills:
- The capacity to subject concepts, beliefs and habits of thought and action to critical scrutiny and evaluation;
- The capacity to subject concepts, beliefs and habits of thought and action to the applied context; and
- The ability to produce and evaluate scholarly writing.
Last updated: 3 November 2022