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  • Guitar Group 2MUSI10174

    Offered:Semester 2Year: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...

  • Baroque Ensemble 1MUSI10041

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A small chamber ensemble for instrumentalists specialising in baroque performance practice. The ensemble performs using period instruments at pitch A415Hz. Repertoire is tailored to the composition of the ensemble.

  • Music Making Laboratory 1MUSI10195

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will examine the skills required for individual composers to create and realise cross-disciplinary new artistic work in a group environment. Music Making Laboratory is mentor led and delivered as a practical laboratory, which offers opportunities for observation, practice and experim...

  • Indonesian Gamelan EnsembleMUSI20138

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the Indonesian gamelan, an ensemble of tuned percussion, gongs, and chimes. Through weekly rehearsals culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students learn to perform and analyse the traditional interlocking melodies of Indonesian music on several instr...

  • Advanced Recording Studio TechniquesMUSI20190

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject builds on the basics of sound recording presented in The Lap Top Recording Studio . Aspects of sound recording including microphone use, mixing, ensemble/band and solo recording, acoustics, recording set up and editing will be examined. Advanced Recording Studio Techniques is deliver...

  • The Art of Game MusicMUSI20173

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces the basics of creating music for video games. Aspects of the function and crafting of music for game use including, sound and visual interactivity, indeterminacy and the music dramatic narrative will be examined. The Art of Game Music is delivered as a lecture and workshop...

  • The Romantic PianoMUSI30256

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Reportedly in 1698 Cristofori built a harpsichord on which one could play “piano” and “forte”: keyboard music would never be the same. In 1823 Ignaz Moscheles staged a competition between an English and a Viennese piano: these two distinct schools of piano building would, through the following de...

  • Rock Music: From Roots to RetroMUSI10219

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores a range of rock music, from its roots in American music styles of the mid-twentieth century to the emergence of rock and proliferation of hybrid genres in the 1960s and 1970s. It will also examine subsequent developments like punk, heavy metal and grunge, and more recent rec...

  • Jazz: The Improvisatory SpiritMUSI10202

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Jazz: The Improvisatory Spirit examines improvisation as it has manifested itself in Jazz and other African American Music. It is focused on the spirit of improvisation and its essential nature taking into account the concepts of imagination, freedom and individual expression.

  • The Ethnography of MusicMUSI30053

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject teaches students to conceptualise and undertake an ethnographic research project on music-making in the contemporary world. Through in-class activities, students learn to make fieldnotes, engage in participant-observation, conduct interviews, and use performance as a research tool. T...

  • Riffs: Guitar Cultures & Practice 1MUSI10017

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores a range of popular guitar styles that have had widespread impact over the past century, including blues, rock and global folk styles. As well as examining relevant literature and recordings, students will be instructed in the performance of basic examples of these styles. G...

  • String Ensemble 1MUSI30183

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

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

  • EnsembleMUSI90148

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will develop their skills as contributing members of a musical ensemble and apply their performance skills as ensemble players. Instrumental and vocal students will participate in ensembles and performances as approved by the Faculty and designed in consultation with the subject coordina...

  • Music Learning, Teaching and ResearchMUSI90150

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides students with an overview of the various factors that influence the provision of an effective music education for young people. This includes historical, philosophical, psychological, sociological and methodological factors that provide a context for instrumental music teach...

  • Orchestral ConductingMUSI90003


    This subject covers topics such as: baton grammar, score preparation, rehearsal technique, principles of orchestral conducting and comparisons will be made of various recorded performances. An ensemble will be available for students to conduct, to ensure that the practical application of the stud...

  • Performing to Teach 1MUSI90147

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will develop a thorough technical background to cope with all stylistic demands of their instrument or voice and establish a repertoire covering all styles. Students will also develop a thorough understanding of the applied approaches to the pedagogy of their instrument or voice.  

  • The Teacher as ConductorMUSI90144

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces basic conducting skills including baton technique, rehearsal methods, score reading and preparation as they apply to wind, string, brass and choral music in both classical and popular styles. The role of conductor as teacher will be explored in depth. Also covered are basi...

  • Research EssayMUSI90185

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Candidates will plan a research topic related to their performance practice and produce a 5000 word research essay excluding bibliography, footnotes and appendices.

  • Orchestral Ensembles 5MUSI30185

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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...

  • Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 4MUSI20216

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    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.