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  • 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...

  • Chamber Choir 6MUSI30258

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will further explore all aspects of choral and ensemble singing, building on awareness of style, historical context and connections across the breadth of choral repertoire, sacred and secular, from the 13th to the 21st century. Singers will continue to develop technical aspects of choral...

  • Advanced Harmonic and Rhythmic StudiesMUSI30238

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed to introduce students to advanced Aural awareness concepts, including strategies for enhancing perception in highly chromatic tonal environments and atonal environments, techniques for practicing advanced rhythmic and harmonic concepts and transcription technique. All con...

  • Individual Performance Studies 5MUSI30227

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    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...

  • Research PaperMUSI40084

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    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 for critical investigation and discrimination and address context as well as identify pertinent thematic, technical, stylisti...

  • Figured Bass Realisation 1MUSI40103

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students in this class will learn how to realise at their instrument a figured bass from the seventeenth or eighteenth century in a stylish and idiomatic fashion. We first learn how to read simple figures before progressing to more complex ones. Attention will be paid to correct voice-leading, me...

  • Major Project (Interactive Composition)MUSI40097

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    Through a course of research, students undertake their year-long project in Interactive Composition under the guidance of their individual supervisor for presentation at the end of the academic year. The major project can consist of single defined project and/or contributions to a number of proje...

  • Composition StudiesMUSI40073

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students without previous composition tuition to strategies for thinking about and constructing original music. Students will write chamber music based on instruments available within the class. The subject will be divided into three 4-week modules, each beginning with a p...

  • The Ethnography of Music (Honours)MUSI40079

    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...

  • Music Research (Honours)MUSI40078

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This is a foundation subject for students taking honours in musicology. Students will be introduced to current issues in musicology and the variety of resources and methodologies available for musicological research. Topics covered will include music bibliographies, editorial practices and archiv...

  • GradDip Composition 1MUSI40012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    There will be two major projects (one in each semester) related to the individual needs of the student, covering areas of compositional philosophy and technique, including electronic and computer music, aural training and directed listening.

  • Music Therapy Methods 3MUSI90034

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject prepares students for the selecting and incorporating a range of music therapy methods in diverse practice contexts. It focuses on deepening learning in the areas of improvisation, song writing, receptive methods and using repertoire. Skill development is focused on a range of musica...

  • Music Therapy Methods 1MUSI90032

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject prepares students for the use of music therapy methods in clinical practice.  It focuses on foundational skills across the areas of repertoire, improvisation, song writing and receptive methods.  Skill development is focused on the reproduction of known songs, and developing capacity...

  • 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.

  • Optimal Performance Under PressureMUSI90223

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on the factors that facilitate optimal performance of individuals in orchestral auditions and stressful performance situations. Underpinned by theoretical frameworks, research findings and using real-world examples, this subject will engage students in practical strategies co...

  • Applications of Music in Therapy AMUSI90041

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will provide information about applications of music therapy with child clients. Lecture topics will include a range of disabilities and diagnoses typically found in working with children and young people in special education, hospital and community settings. The theory of music ther...

  • Music Performance Curriculum& AssessmentMUSI90151

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the performance teaching curriculum from beginner to senior secondary levels including specific knowledge about VCE, VET and IB. Beginner methods, group teaching methods and ensemble materials are studied and supported by an examination of the principles of curriculum develo...

  • Suzuki Practicum Part 1MUSI90199

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is offered as a work experience subject for students who wish to complete their Primary Level Suzuki Teacher Accreditation. Theoretical aspects will include teaching methodology, early childhood development and Suzuki Philosophy. These theoretical studies are reinforced through teach...

  • 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...

  • Preliminary Orchestra Audition PrepMUSI90222

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students learn about professional orchestral auditions and are taken through the process of applying and preparing a preliminary/first round audition. Topics covered through the semester will include how to search for positions, preparation of application materials (e.g., cover letters, CVs, and ...