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  • 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...

  • Practical Study 1MUSI40016

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Students will develop instrumental, vocal or conducting technique to a level appropriate to a fourth year of study and a sophisticated awareness of the stylistic and interpretative characteristics of the repertory studies.

  • Ensemble BMUSI90094

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Students who play orchestral instruments are expected to participate in MCM ensembles and you should talk to the head of your instrument area to determine which MCM ensemble you will participate in. You may also be required to participate in other activities in your instrument area, check with yo...

  • Brass Ensemble 2MUSI30168

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    The Brass Ensemble offers brass players the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a large brass ensemble setting. The ensemble includes all brass instruments and a wide variety of repertoire and diverse musical styles is performed, including both transcriptions and original compositions for brass.

  • R&B, Soul & Gospel ChoirMUSI20192

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Riffs: Guitar Cultures & Practice 1MUSI10017

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1Year:2018

    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. Gu...

  • 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...

  • Music ResearchMUSI30032

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject provides the basis for the writing of a dissertation. It introduces students to current issues in musicology and the variety of resources and methodologies available for musicological research. Bibliographic skills will be developed. Students will increase their awareness of availabl...

  • 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...

  • Music PsychologyMUSI40075

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject will encompass an initial exploration of music psychology research. Selected researchers within the field, including music therapists, behavioural neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, and experimental psychologists will outline recent and current practical research involving music ac...

  • Applied Instrumental and Vocal TeachingMUSI90149

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject examines the principles and practice of instrumental and vocal teaching covering beginners to advanced students. It includes study and application of the methodologies appropriate to a variety of music performance teaching situations including individual, group, and ensemble settings...

  • Choir 2MUSI10162

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Choir is a large group that performs works of larger scale, often with orchestra. Members are assisted to reach a high level of vocal ability during the course of the semester as well as learning works for performance.

  • Chinese Music Ensemble 2MUSI20209

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

    This subject builds upon the learning and performance ideas introduced in MUSI20135. Students will rehearse repertoire that includes traditional, folk and contemporary Chinese music, as well as engaging with improvisatory techniques in Chinese music. Instrumental tuition is based on the silk-bamb...

  • Honours Chamber Music 2MUSI40081

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Chamber Music involves the formation of instrumental/vocal groupings of 3 or more players, according to repertoire requirements. Students will develop musical and professional techniques and skills required for 21st century chamber musicians and study selected repertoire to performance standard....