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  • Music History 3:Impressionism to PresentMUSI30249

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject, we explore representative styles of Western art music from 1900 to the present. The music will be examined from a number of perspectives including nationalist and internationalist currents, modernist tendencies and the quest for order and disorder, and with reference to wider soc...

  • World Music Choir 1MUSI20143

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to unaccompanied vocal traditions from around the world. Through weekly lectures, students learn to recognise the musical, social, and political significance of traditional and contemporary vocal styles of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. In weekly rehearsal...

  • The Laptop Recording StudioMUSI20174

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces the basics of sound recording on a laptop computer. Aspects of sound recording including microphone use, recording set up, editing and production will be examined. The Laptop Recording Studio is delivered in two parts: lecture and workshop. Lecture is taught in a large gro...

  • Music History 2: C19th Music and IdeasMUSI20198

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1Year:2019

    An overview of musical works and ideas from the 19th century. Representative works of the period are introduced in their social and cultural contexts. The subject also looks at music and its audiences, and the role of music institutions in shaping music history. The focus will mainly be Western E...

  • R&B, Soul & Gospel ChoirMUSI20192

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides participants with an opportunity for an in-depth practical study of contemporary a cappella singing techniques. Classes focus on developing a personal sound and an understanding of the placement of the voice in an ensemble context, as well as the development of improvisation...

  • Chinese Music Ensemble 1MUSI20135

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

    This subject introduces students to traditional Chinese instrumental music. Through weekly lessons culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students learn to play a Chinese instrument, read traditional notation, and perform in a large silk-and-bamboo ensemble. Through attendance at two conc...

  • Music and HealthMUSI20150

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will provide an overview of the ways that music can be used to promote physical health and healthy behaviours for a range of people. Topics covered will include music for expression, relaxation, anxiety reduction and communication. Students will be involved in experiential activities...

  • Musics of the WorldMUSI10227

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject provides an introduction to understanding the relationship between music-making and social organisation in cross-cultural perspective. It presents case studies of traditional and contemporary music-making from different geographic areas, including Indigenous Australia, Africa, the Mid...

  • African Music and Dance EnsembleMUSI10148

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to music and dance in West Africa. Through weekly rehearsals culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students learn to perform traditional rhythmic patterns using drums, bells, and their bodies; students also have the opportunity to learn traditional dance ...

  • Music Language 2: Chromaticism & BeyondMUSI20061

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 2Year:2019

    Building on the knowledge acquired in Music Language 1, Music Language 2 continues with a survey of chromatic harmony, select thematic and contrapuntal devices, and form, up to the beginnings of the dissolution of functional harmony in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students will be expe...

  • Sound in PerformanceMUSI10223

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Sound is capable of communicating ideas in different ways to visual elements in a design for performance. This subject explores the way sound is used as artistic mediums in the development of a performance. Applications of sound and music are integral to performance environments. Through a series...

  • University Orchestral Ensembles 2MUSI20123

    Offered:Semester 2Year: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...

  • 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.