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Chinese Music Ensemble (MUSI20135)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20135
Availability(Quotas apply)
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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-bamboo ensemble in China, with the following instruments: dizi, sheng, yangqin, erhu, zhonghu, zhongruan, daruan, and some Chinese percussion instruments. Students will experience, reflect and report on Chinese music in live performance.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate musical and technical progress in the performance of a variety of Chinese musical repertoires
  • perform selected repertoire
  • articulate in written form their understanding of the repertoires, technical imperatives and musical artistry involved in Chinese music in performance
  • demonstrate a capacity to think critically and independently in matters of corporate style, sonority, balance, ensemble, phrasing, blending and musical gesture

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an openness to diverse musical forms found in the musics of the the world and specifically Chinese music
  • demonstrate skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation that allow for effective working in teams
  • communicate their ideas about music in its sociocultural context
  • study selected repertoire relevant to the ensemble
  • demonstrate the ability to incorporate practical musical skills in unfamiliar musical traditions into their musical life

Last updated: 11 August 2018