Learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Apply the best practices of local, national and international standards in their professional performance in their chosen specialisation;
  • Pursue an informed program of independent further study in their chosen area of specialisation in music;
  • Provide leadership in the profession in their chosen area of specialisation in music;
  • Use current technologies and assimilate the potential of emerging technologies to facilitate and heighten the dissemination of skills, knowledge and information;
  • Value and participate in projects requiring team-work.

On completion of the Music Performance stream, students will have:

  • Developed instrumental or vocal skills to the level expected for entry into the performance profession;
  • Expanded their knowledge of repertory and style.

Course Description

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music has proposed major changes to the research Master of Music courses currently offered. If this change is approved, the Master of Music (Music Performance) will become a specialisation in the new Master of Music (Research). In Music Performance this will change the assessment to become more similar to the PhD in Music Performance. At present Music Performance students complete 2 recitals and have the option to complete a minor thesis. Under the new proposal students will complete a supervised research project leading to a public recital supported by an integrated written component of between 8,000 and 10,000 words.

Please Note: all applicants for 2019 must submit a 1000-word research proposal outlining plans for an integrated written/performance project that will culminate in a 10,000 word thesis and live public performance of 70 minutes of repertoire. The proposal should include:

  • Working Title
  • Brief literature review
  • Planned methodology
  • Proposed performance repertoire, with clear indication how each work fits into the overall research project

The research proposal is in addition to the audition requirement which remains at 50 minutes.

Further performance opportunities will be available through ensemble electives, including chamber music and ensemble activities. Candidates also participate in Performance Class and Seminars and are required to present one lecture-recital during their candidature.

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