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  • Music Language 3: Modern DirectionsMUSI30046

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an overview of the principal compositional styles and techniques found in twentieth-century Western music.

  • Shakuhachi Ensemble 1MUSI30139

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will receive tuition in the traditional Japanese pedagogical style for shakuhachi (bamboo flute). Classes will cover the history and construction of the shakuhachi; breathing, blowing and fingering techniques and the different notation systems. The repertoire studied includes folk songs,...

  • Chinese Music Ensemble 2MUSI20209

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject introduces students to advanced performance techniques in traditional Chinese instrumental music. Through weekly lessons culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students develop their skills in playing a Chinese instrument, reading traditional notation, and performing in a lar...

  • Melbourne Big Band 1MUSI20134

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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...

  • Music History 1: Monteverdi to MozartMUSI10047

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    An overview of music, culture and society in Western Europe from the 17th to the late 18th centuries. Through an examination of works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel, J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, and J. Haydn, among others, students will explore the development of musical styles during this period in...

  • Making Music For Film And Animation 1MUSI10179

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces the basics of Making Music for Film and Animation. Aspects of the function and crafting of music in film and animation including, film scoring and the music dramatic narrative will be examined. Making Music for Film and Animation is delivered as a lecture and workshop in a...

  • String Ensemble 2MUSI20092

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The String Ensemble is a specialist ensemble for the development of ensemble skills through learning and performing key works from the string repertory.

  • Guitar Group 1MUSI10173

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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 Group, reasonable sight reading skills are required and the preferred instrument is nylon string guitar. The ensemble presents one or two concerts a seme...

  • String Ensemble 2MUSI30184

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The String Ensemble is a specialist ensemble for the development of ensemble skills through learning and performing key works from the string repertory.

  • Orchestral Experience 3MUSI90224

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will be placed in University of Melbourne orchestral ensembles for intensive training in all aspects pertaining to performing in a large ensemble setting. A focused approach to the rehearsal, recording, and performance of a broad range of works from across the symphonic canon and new wor...

  • Orchestra AdministrationMUSI90219

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines the inner workings of a symphony orchestra's administration. Taught by staff members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, students will gain valuable insight into various "behind the scenes" activities through four modules: Artistic planning, Library Administration, & O...

  • Minor Music Performance 4MUSI30051

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

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

  • Ensemble 4.2MUSI40045

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

      Development of advanced performing skills in small group performances. Research and performance of a diverse body of works, with specific emphasis placed on Australian compositions. The choice of activities will be based upon areas of particular interest or relevance for each student's...

  • Studies In OperaMUSI40054

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The subject is not an introduction to opera but aims to stimulate those who are already interested in the genre. It examines issues that relate to the interdisciplinary nature of opera (such as the importance of the text and staging) alongside a study of selected works from the operatic genre wit...

  • Materials & Structures 4MUSI40042

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Development of research skills and knowledge of research methodology;Discussion of issues relevant to students’ areas of research;Examination of historical and contemporary practices in composition, improvisation and performance, andFormal presentation of at least one research paper (there is a m...

  • Sex, Death and the Ecstatic in MusicMUSI40058

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    An examination of examples of Western music from Hildegaard to the present, including some twentieth-century “popular” songs, which contain one or all of the themes of sex, death, and the ecstatic in their compositional circumstances, title, pre-compositional intent, or lyrics (if song or aria). ...

  • Vocal Pedagogy and PhysiologyMUSI90230

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    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...

  • Area Studies in EthnomusicologyMUSI20218

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject surveys traditional, art, and popular music-making in one major ethnographic region. Students learn how local musicians and listeners discuss, make, and assign value to different musical styles, while also exploring how these styles influence local society. Subject themes such as the...

  • Interpretation of French Art SongMUSI30259

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will enable students to develop their interpretation and understanding of 19th-20th century French art song through in-depth work on diction, style and performance in both aesthetical and practical terms. Students will study the vocal, stylistic and linguistic characteristic of thei...

  • Piano Duo and Duet 2MUSI30194

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    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.