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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Professional Practice 2MUSI90153

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Professional Practice 2 is a 10-day (or equivalent) work experience subject for students to continue observations and gain further experience of music performance teaching. Where possible students will be placed in a contrasting setting to Professional Practice 1. These settings may include priva...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Individual Performance Studies 6MUSI30228

    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...

  • Performance 5MUSI30252

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Students will develop the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to perform music at a professional level. Areas to be covered include advanced study of instrumental or vocal technique in order to cope with all stylistic demands, and specialisation in all related aspects of music performanc...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...