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Music Performance Science (MUSI20223)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20223
Semester 1 - Online
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This subject addresses all levels of music performance science by critically examining psychological, sociological and scientific research related to performing and creating music. Attention is given to the sub-skills of music performance including processes involved when listening, sight-reading, practicing, memorizing, improvising and creating music, as well as structural communication, emotional communication, body movement, performance anxiety, and rehearsing and conducting with regard to various types of musical instruments and ensembles and in differing social contexts.

Intended learning outcomes

  • A reading package will be made available for students through Readings Online.
  • Make critical judgements about psychological, sociological, and scientific literature related to appreciating, performing and creating music;
  • Articulate the applications of optimum performance concepts to music practice;
  • Critique different theoretical and methodological issues relevant to conducting research in music performance science.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have:

  • 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 an applied context;
  • the ability to produce and evaluate scholarly writing; and
  • the ability to design an inter-disciplinary research proposal.

Last updated: 1 August 2019