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 assist the student in developing the physical skill and mental acuity necessary for success as a professional musician. In this fifth unit the primary focus is on the preparation and presentation of the repertoire required as part of the professional audition process.
You undertake this study in the specialisation chosen in FCM101 Performance 1A. Classical Keyboard majors may choose to specialise from this unit onwards in accompaniment.
End of semester performance exam, evaluation of work undertaken through the semester (50%); 20-30 minutes of music
Weekly activities: 50%
Teacher's assessments (2 x 10% in-semester tests): 20%
Ensemble/group activities: 30%
Minimum of 6 hours contact weekly comprising the following activities: 1 hr Individual lesson, 1-2 x90 minute performance classes or group tutorial, 2-3 hr ensemble activity/rehearsal.
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.