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  • Composition 3MUSI30213

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject continues development for students pursuing musical composition as a personally-directed creative activity. Students create a folio of original music (scores and recordings) including composition projects covering areas of compositional philosophy, technique, directed listening and s...

  • Big Band 1MUSI20071

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    The Big Band comprises 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, guitar and drums. Occasionally other instruments are employed for special projects, and for some concerts singers are also used. All positions are auditioned at the start of each year, and the timetable works so that stude...

  • Research MethodsMUSI40083

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    A weekly seminar that begins to introduce and examine the relationship between research and practice within the context of practice led research. This seminar acquaints students with a range of research methods and research paradigms, key issues and practical skills relevant to the creative arts....

  • Dissertation Part 1MUSI40104

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Students will conceive, plan and execute a substantial research project, and present a paper at a conference organised by the School of Music mid-way through the 2 semesters of enrolment.

  • Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 3MUSI20215

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This is a mixed instrumental and vocal ensemble of 12–20 members that performs music of the Renaissance. Instruments for the players will be made available from the University’s instrument collection.

  • MCM Chinese Music Ensemble 1MUSI20108

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018Quotas apply

    Students will rehearse repertoire that includes traditional, folk, and contemporary Chinese music, as well as a new element, improvisation. The group will mainly be based on the silk-bamboo ensemble in China, with the following instruments: dizi, sheng, yangqin, erhu, zhonghu, zhongruan, daruan, ...

  • Vocal Pedagogy and PhysiologyMUSI90230

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject introduces singers to areas of vocal pedagogy relevant to the voice teacher engaged in one-to-one tuition in a contemporary studio setting. These areas include: vocal anatomy and physiology, historical and comparative vocal pedagogy, principles of studio pedagogy, and pedagogical rep...

  • Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 2MUSI10206

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This is a mixed instrumental and vocal ensemble of 12–20 members that performs music of the Renaissance. Instruments for the players will be made available from the University’s instrument collection.

  • Guitar Ensemble 1MUSI10066

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    Repertoire will cover a wide range of styles and will consist of large ensemble pieces as well as duets, trios and quartets. To join the guitar ensemble, reasonable sight reading skills are required and the preferred instrument is nylon string guitar.

  • Ensemble Studies 6MUSI30226

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject examines the skills individual performers require in the development of ensemble performance. Ensemble studies are led by experienced practitioners in the field of contemporary music performance and delivered in practical sessions. Throughout the course students will be required to e...

  • Practical Music 1MUSI10220

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Students will receive tuition in their area of practical study. Vocal and instrumental students will develop their technique and awareness of the stylistic and interpretative characteristics of the repertory studied with an individually designed program of technically-based repertoire in preparat...

  • Orchestral Ensembles 4MUSI20094

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    The Orchestral Ensembles (including large instrumental bands and orchestras) play an important role in the educational and performance activities of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Students participating in Orchestral Ensembles gain invaluable experience through rehearsing and performing a...

  • Big Band 3MUSI30165

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    The Big Band comprises 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, guitar and drums. Occasionally other instruments are employed for special projects, and for some concerts singers are also used. All positions are auditioned at the start of each year, and the timetable works so that stude...

  • ConductingMUSI40036

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    The subject introduces basic conducting skills including baton and hand technique, rehearsal methods, score reading and preparation, and emphasises the need for awareness of potential ensemble issues. Students will learn the fundamentals of the technical aspects of conducting through active parti...

  • The Research Process For Musicians (RHD)MUSI90191

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject provides research higher degree students in performance and composition with the tools and skills necessary to devise and conduct research in music at postgraduate level. Through seminars, group discussions and peer review sessions students will engage with the key principles of rese...

  • Art of Piano TeachingMUSI10016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    In this subject, students will learn to develop a sequenced and comprehensive approach to piano teaching that is informed by both a thorough understanding of pedagogical principles as well as a flexibility that can meet the needs of individual piano students. Students will be made aware of importa...

  • Individual Performance Studies 3MUSI20175

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject examines the skills individual performers require in the development of a range of repertoire and technical studies appropriate to the specialist area, which lead to individual presentations in formal recital environments. The subject includes individual lessons with expert practitio...

  • Honours Composition 2MUSI40068

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject is further directed towards continuing composition majors with demonstrated experience and capabilities commensurate with an honours standard. Students create a folio of original music across the semester (scores and recordings) including composition projects, covering areas of compo...

  • Music Performance 2DMUSI10012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Students should have progressed at a level appropriate to their ability in the techniques and recital repertoire of the instrument concerned.

  • Contextual Studies 6MUSI30224

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Contextual Studies 6 is structured as a Contemporary Music Research Seminar and provides an opportunity for participants to present a research paper in a seminar environment. Presentations will comprise a research paper on a Contemporary Music topic discussed and approved by the lecturer in charg...