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  • Performing to Teach 2MUSI90156

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

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

  • Keyboard Repertoire and the TeacherMUSI90190

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    The subject will explore keyboard repertoire with special reference to music for solo piano, from the eighteenth century to the present day. Repertoire at all levels of difficulty and representing all major styles, including some contemporary styles, will be covered. The study of this repertoire ...

  • Objectivist Research in Music TherapyMUSI90044

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides students with the opportunity to apply key principles in objectivist research within the field of music therapy. Students will learn about the most common research designs used within the field and explore the methods associated with each through detailed examples of specifi...

  • Lyric Diction for OperaMUSI90239

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Lyric Diction for Opera offers an immersive experience for students to experiment with and develop high level skills in operatic lyric diction in the “big three” operatic languages: Italian, German and French. Students will learn to correctly pronounce the characteristic speech sounds of the lang...

  • Core Skills in Opera 3MUSI90234

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will undertake this subject to develop knowledge, and isolate and cultivate the skills, necessary to work as an elite opera performer/opera skills facilitator. The subject gives focus to repertoire from either the baroque/ classical periods, or the romantic/twentieth-century periods, dep...

  • Sound Studies 3MUSI20220

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject builds on the content of Sound Studies 1 and 2. Essential characteristics of sound are further examined in a range of sonic, music and other media environments. Focus is on critical listening and theoretical and applied knowledge in sound technology. Comprehension and application are...

  • Research Paper (Jazz & Improvisation)MUSI40106

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, students will present aspects of their research to their peers, and produce an 8,000 word research paper. The research paper should identify and critically reflect on an issue persuasively presented as relevant to the candidate’s major project. It should demonstrate a capacity fo...

  • Computing for MusiciansMUSI10004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will acquire basic skills in the use of computers for music notation, composition and music education, and learn the fundamentals of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).  

  • Conservatorium Choir 1MUSI10058

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

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

  • Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 2MUSI10206

    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.

  • Brass Ensemble 2MUSI10053

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    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.

  • Music Performance 2DMUSI10012

    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 instrument concerned.

  • Chamber Music 1MUSI20013

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will develop techniques and skills required for 21st century chamber musicians and study selected repertoire to performance standard.

  • Music Performance 4DMUSI20060

    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 instrument concerned.

  • Practical Music 4MUSI20200

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    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...

  • Chamber Music 2MUSI20014

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will develop techniques and skills required for 21st century chamber musicians and study selected repertoire to performance standard.

  • Big Band 1MUSI20071

    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...

  • 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.

  • Vocal Ensemble 2MUSI20113

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students explore various aspects of vocal ensemble singing, from the purely technical (intonation, breathing together, harmonized pronunciation) to the subtleties of developing relationships and roles, through an exploration of vocal chamber music repertoire and small operatic ensembles.

  • Orchestral Ensembles 3MUSI20093

    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...