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).
In the Honours year, the performance major is designed to enable performers to focus study on the establishment of a core of repertoire representative of the student's musical and aesthetic abilities. In this, the first unit of the year, the repertoire for the year's study is chosen and study will be devised to enhance the performance student's mastery.
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; accompaniment (classical)
Formative, in-semester (before the end of week 8) closed-panel performance (10-15 minutes): 30%
End of semester recital (50 minutes): 60%
Participation and performance at appropriate instrumental/vocal class and weekly Postgraduate Research Forum: 10%
TEACHING PATTERN: Minimum of 6 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.