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).
Key Semester Dates
Final WW 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).
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
End of semester assessment: 50%, 20 minutes. The material presented will reflect the work undertaken in the one-to-one lesson, eg. Technical work, studies, recital repertoire, student journal
Weekly activities: 50%, assessment of the student's weekly preparation and participation in all unit activities, classes and rehearsals eg. concert/repertoire diary, ensemble commitment, excerpts jury
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.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.