Music performance requires a significant amount of time spent in regular practice in both solo and group settings. Ensemble work is an important and complementary activity to develop professional performance skill: all students in the performance major will be assigned to Conservatorium ensembles and are required to attend all rehearsals for concert performances.
Students are expected to attend masterclasses of visiting artists specific to their field of study (ie classical or contemporary).
The performance major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of how, why and what is required for musical expression at the professional level. In this first unit the primary focus is on effective practice: in practice the performer must analyse, experiment, reflect and revise. This unit will start with an analysis by the teacher of the student's abilities after which an individual course of study will be devised to improve playing craft and skill.
Students may undertake this study in one of the following classical or contemporary specialisations: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, euphonium, trombone, tuba, percussion, drums, harp, piano, organ, keyboards, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, violin, viola, cello, double bass, voice
|Unit name||Performance 1A|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey(classical), Dr Nick Haywood (contemporary)
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $2,207.00||100101|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Minimum of 3 hours contact weekly comprising the following activities: 1 hr Individual lesson, 1-2 x 90 minute performance classes or group tutorial, 2-3 hr ensemble activity/rehearsal.
End of semester assessment: 60%, 20 minutes. The material presented will reflect the work undertaken in the one-to-one lesson, eg. Technical work, studies, recital repertoire, student journal et al Weekly activities: 40%, assessment of the student's weekly preparation and participation in all unit activities, classes and rehearsals eg. teacher's mark, concert/repertoire diary, ensemble activities, excerpts performance et al
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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